Cubs win despite Darvish exit, ejection by Edwards Jr.

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Matt Kartozian - USA Today Sports
Matt Kartozian - USA Today Sports

Game 1: Mariners (8-8) @ Cubs (14-10): Yu Darvish (1-0, 2.45 ERA) got the start this afternoon for the Cubs, while righty, Nabil Crismatt (0-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound for the Mariners.

Darvish would go 4.2 innings, allowing 2 ER on five hits and two walks, while striking out six. Offensively, Darvish would also earn himself an RBI hit in his two at-bats. Also pitching today for the Cubs: Carl Edwards, Jr. 0.2 IP),

Mike Montgomery (0.2IP), Matt Carasiti (1.0 IP) and Tyler Chatwood (2.0 IP).
The Cubs would trail 1-0 early but would immediately catch up in the bottom of the second, then take the lead and add insurance runs in the third, never looking back. Kyle Schwarber, Jason Heyward, Ian Happ, Willson Contreras and Yu Darvish would all tally an RBI each. Turning to the substitution players, prospect, Nico Hoerner would prove he was human with a strikeout, but Chesny Young would homer to add to the lead in the Cubs 6-4 victory.

The game wasn’t without a little drama though. Yu Darvish had to be pulled early due to a blister on his ring finger, but that was just the start. After Bryant and Contreras were plunked earlier in the game, not to mention Contreras also having to evade another close pitch, Carl Edwards, Jr. let one fly, hitting Austin Nola in the back. Contreras and Nola had words, but Edwards was ejected by umpire, Alfonso Marquez.

(Sorry for a scaled down recap on the early game, but I had a dentist appointment this afternoon… I think I’d rather have been here writing the recap…)





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