Caleb Gindl did everything he could and then some to help the Milwaukee Brewers cruise to a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs Monday night at Miller Park. Gindl went 3-3 with three runs scored, a triple, a home run, and three RBI’s.
The Cubs struggled most of the night to get anything going as Starlin Castro was the only Cub hitter to total multiple hits in the game, he was 2-4 with an RBI.
Gindl got everything started in the fourth inning with that triple that I mentioned earlier that scored Brewer second basemen Scooter Gennett. The Brewers would then put the squeeze on with Martin Maldonado, Gindl would score and Maldonado would be safe at first on a throwing error by Edwin Jackson.
The Cubs would get one back in the fifth inning on a RBI single by Starlin Castro, but that would be all she wrote for the Cubs in the game.
The Brewers would tack on two more runs in the sixth when Yuniesky Betancourt delivered a pinch hit single to drive home Gindl. Two batters later, Jean Segura doubled to left to score Betancourt. In the seventh, Caleb Gindl would get his third and final hit, a home run to center field that pushed the Brewer lead to five.
Edwin Jackson had another rough outing, but then again that should come as no surprise to Cubs fans as Jackson was tagged with his 16th loss of the year. Jackson went just four innings, gave up just two hits and two earned runs, but also walked three batters. Brooks Raley racked up an inning of work for the Cubs, he gave up two hits and two earned runs during that time. Chang Yong Lim and Zac Rosscup also gave up runs while they were on the bump.
Wily Peralta got the win for the Brewers, Peralta’s record is now 10-15. Wily went a solid six innings, gave up five hits, and just the one earned run. He also struck out seven batters. Four Brewer relievers would combine to pitch a hitless last three innings to ensure Peralta and the Brewers got the win.
These two teams will take the field again tomorrow night, same time, 7:10 PM CT, and same place, Miller Park. The starters for the game are scheduled to be Marco Estrada (6-4) for the Brewers and Jeff Samardzija (8-12) for the Cubs.
Topics: Brooks Raley, Caleb Gindl, Chang Yong Lim, Chicago Cubs, Edwin Jackson, Jean Segura, Jeff Samardzija, Marco Estrada, Martin Maldonado, Milwaukee Brewers, Scooter Gennett, Starlin Castro, Wily Peralta, Yuniesky Betancourt, Zac Rosscup