WATCH: Willson Contreras caps off hard-fought at-bat with go-ahead base knock
|Friday, September 4, 2020, 8:58 PM- -|
CHICAGO — Winning a battle with St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty, Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras capped off a nine-pitch at-bat with a clutch two-run single to center field on Friday. After fouling off four pitches in a row, Contreras smacked a two-out base knock, scoring Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo.
The Cubs took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first at Wrigley Field, forcing Flaherty to throw a whopping 43 pitches out of the gate. Contreras now has 15 RBIs on the season. Bryant doubled, and Rizzo and Jason Heyward walked. Following Contreras' go-ahead single, Victor Caratini grounded out with runners on the corners to end the lengthy half-inning.
Grinding AB's ??— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) September 5, 2020
Willson comes through as Cubs force Flaherty to throw 43 1st inning pitches. pic.twitter.com/oY1zPo0m6c