Vegas Play of the Day: Cubs at Cardinals

Apr 06, 2017, 01:25
Vegas Play of the Day: Cubs at Cardinals

When Kolten Wong hit a dribbler past Arrieta for an infield hit, Piscotty kept coming from second and scored.

The tables were turned Tuesday night, when the game-saver to preserve a 2-1 lead for the Cubs was a reach-over-the-fence, game-saving catch by Cubs centerfielder Albert Amora Jr., on a blast off the bat of the Cardinals' Matt Adams.

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty suffered a head contusion during Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs and was removed from the game, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

As good as he is, Kris Bryant can afford to laugh at himself now and then.Before Tuesday night's game against the Cardinals, Bryant lamented his lack of success in season debuts.

Left unsaid was the ample say the home team has in rescheduling early season games when off days such as Thursday match up. The throw to second by catcher Willson Contreras plunked Piscotty in the left elbow. Cubs second baseman Javier Baez threw home, but the ball went off Piscotty's head.

After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2010 last season, they opened this one by beating the Cubs on a ninth-inning walk-off Sunday. It started with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Piscotty was hit on the right elbow by a Jake Arrieta pitch. The Cardinals challenged the bang-bang play, but the call was confirmed.

Selig's pitch: Bud Selig, the former commissioner and former owner of the Brewers, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Milwaukee's opener against Colorado.

Puerto Rico was fourth at 16, followed by Mexico (nine), Japan (eight), Canada (six), South Korea (four), Curacao and Nicaragua (four each), Panama (three), and Australia, Brazil and Colombia (two apiece).

Almora and Jon Jay are expected to draw most of the starts in center field after Dexter Fowler signed with the Cardinals over the winter. This was a game-saver at the time, but not the last one we'd see on the evening. Spring training is cool and all, but it's different when the games count and you're facing all Major League Baseball hitters. "Look out for this team this year". "Not too big of a deal", he said.

The Cardinals will have two chances to lock up a win in this series, on Tuesday night and then in the series finale on Wednesday afternoon with Lance Lynn and John Lackey set as the projected starters.

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