7/30 Crazy eighth
What a night. The 17 runs and 21 hits allowed by the Cubs in a 17-2 loss to the Rockies were both season highs. The last time they gave up 17 runs was July 3, 1999, at Philly when they gave up 21 runs. The Rockies rattled off a Major League record 11 straight hits.
“It’s a fluke thing,” Chicago pitcher Ryan Dempster said. “You can’t do that very often — that’s the reason it’s never been done before.”
— Carrie Muskat