The Cubs attempted to complete the sweep of the Cardinals in the second game of the doubleheader Tuesday night. St. Louis would not cooperate this time, going on a scoring spree in the middle innings to bury Chicago.
Why the Cubs Lost
The Cardinals offense could only stay down for so long before it went off and once it did, the Cubs hitters were never going to come back.
Eye on the Future
- Nick Madrigal had two hits and a walk Tuesday.
- Nicholas Padilla made his major league debut and gave up a run in 1.2 innings.
- Not a good night for Sampson who gave up hard contact from the start: 3.1 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 0 K, and 0 BB.
The Cardinals are a good team and games like this are going to happen. Adrian Sampson has been very solid and should not have one bad game held against him.