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May 13, 2014

What You Need to Know

Other Than Jose Fernandez, How Was the Play?

by Daniel Rathman


The Monday Takeaway
With two away in the top of the ninth inning of game one of four between the Cubs and Cardinals, Mike Matheny put infielder Daniel Descalso on the mound. By then, the Cubs had scored 17 runs on 20 hits. The game was long over.

How’d it get to that point—the point when even the Best Fans in Baseball began leaving Busch Stadium in droves?

Chicago’s first five batters teamed up to hit for the cycle, capped by Mike Olt’s first-pitch blast:

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