Cubs vs. Braves. July 5, 2012. Turner Field. Braves 7, Cubs 3.
More power at the plate. Producing runs off the swing of a bat is what the Cubs needed. Unfortunately, the Braves offense dominated the game with some good defense.
Matt Garza, Cub starting pitcher, kept the ball up in the strike zone. Consequently, the Braves put four runs on the score board in the first inning. Jason Heyward put a two run homer in the right field seats. Brian McCann followed with a two run homer to left field. Later, Freddy Freeman and Juan Francisco added home runs for some insurance. You can read the rest of the story at (http://tinyurl.com/d3e7v5l) "Four homers back Minor's winning streak."
Every baseball player likes to hit home runs. Orville Hodge, the unknown baseball player, walked up to the plate swinging a bat. The manager was forced to use the Rookie. The game was tied in the 9th inning. After fouling off several pitches on a 3-2 count, the guy from out of nowhere swung his bat and sent a lot of Cincinnati Redleg fans home happy.
The adrenaline in my blood was pumped up. I stumbled around the house looking for some pocket change. Finally, with two pockets full of quarters and sacking blue jeans, I was off to the batting cages.
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