See how this Cubs player reacts to destroying a Cardinals fan's food

Sep 27, 2017, 00:34
See how this Cubs player reacts to destroying a Cardinals fan's food

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell went flying into the stands during the second inning of Monday's game against the Cardinals when trying to catch a foul ball.

The Cubs and Cardinals are fierce, long-standing rivals. Russell did the fan a solid, though, bringing him a new tray of nachos and posed for a selfie.

He entered last night's game having gone 6-0 with a sub-2 ERA in his last six starts but was lit up for eight earned runs on seven hits in just three innings of work. He's still a pitcher who performs bright on the big stage, and St. Louis must win this game in order to stay in the wild card race.

Javier Baez hit a three-run homer in the third inning, but left the game shortly after fouling a pitch off his left leg in the eighth inning.

As for St. Louis, they will be battling to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive. Monday's 10-2 Chicago win put the enemy one step closer to their goal and the Cards one closer to finalizing fishing trips. Lester provided six innings of excellent pitching and gave up just one run while scattering five hits, including two walks and four strikeouts.

"I'm laughing more at the fact that the guy is taking pictures and signing autographs", Lester said after the game (via the Chicago Tribune), sounding a little salty, like a chip.

Louis Cardinals meet Tuesday in Major League Baseball action at Busch Stadium on ESPN.

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Cardinals: Jose Martinez, who is out with sprained left thumb, will attempt to take some swings Tuesday to see if he can return to action this week.

The Cubs haven't had this much fun in St. Louis since - well, pretty much ever. Chicago leads the season series 11-4. He's 14-and-9 with a 3.43 ERA.