THE FIRST PITCH Cubs 8 Pirates 2

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Masterpiece Theatre is once again brought to you by Jake Arrieta. A quick review of the previous 26 episodes:

Jake has ONE loss.
Jake has TWO no-hitters.
Jake has hit THREE home runs.
Jake has allowed FOUR home runs.
Jake is batting .235
Jake is allowing his opponents to bat .152

TAKE 5
1. Arrieta allowed two runs, three hits, two walks and struck out 11 to improve to 7-0. 
2. Anthony Rizzo smacked a three-run homer and had four RBI’s on the day.
3. Addison Russell hit another two-run homer and continues to pile on his May numbers of 15-44 with 14 RBI’s.
4. Jason Heyward was 3-4 with 2 runs scored and appears to be warming up. 
5. Dexter Fowler and Ben Zobrist each had two hits and continue to be the pulse of this incredible team.


DEJECTED and EJECTED
Much like his starting staff this season, Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage hit the showers early after being ejected by home plate umpire Brian Knight during a fourth-inning mound visit.

Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage, left, confers with relief pitcher Jared Hughes after he was pulled against the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning of the Rockies' 10-1 victory in a baseball game in Denver on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


WE’RE HISTORY!
May 15, 1960 – Don Cardwell, in his first game for the Chicago Cubs, pitches a no-hitter defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0.
Left fielder Moose Moryn makes a shoestring catch for the final out. 
Long video but worth the black and white look at Wrigley, the players and a dandy commercial.
 

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