#Cubs post walk-off win over Brewers
Miguel Montero hit a redeeming walk-off home run leading off the 10th inning Wednesday to give the Cubs a 3-2 victory over the Brewers. The highlight of the game was Anthony Rizzo’s leaping catch onto the tarp, the wall and into the seats in the sixth inning. If you haven’t see it on video, look for it.
This was the Cubs’ 11th walk-off win this season. They’re now 11-5 in extra-inning games, and have won 12 of their last 13 games.
*The Brewers tied the game at 2 in the ninth when Ryan Braun scored on a wild pitch by Hector Rondon. Montero was mad at himself for not blocking the ball.
“That’s a pitch I don’t allow myself to let go by me,” Montero said. “I’ve got to block that pitch. He made a lot of good pitches. That can’t happen. It’s pretty much a good wake up call. … Not that I want it to happen, especially in that situation, but it’s good to have it happen. It’s a wake up call to me. I’ve got to block that pitch.”
*Cubs starter Jason Hammel was pulled after 5 2/3 innings pitched, and not happy about the early exit. Manager Joe Maddon did not want Hammel facing Brewers’ left-handed hitting Adam Lind.
“I am certain [Hammel] is going to be upset,” Maddon said. “I expect him to be upset. I’m happy that he’s going to be upset because he’s such a competitor and an outstanding pitcher. From my perspective, where I’m sitting, it’s not about being nice. It’s about trying to do the right thing at the right moment.”
*Rizzo’s acrobatic catch robbed Braun of an at-bat. The Cubs first baseman wasn’t exactly sure what happened.
“It’s one of those ones where you put your head down and I came up with the catch,” Rizzo said. “I really don’t remember any of it. It slowed down at the moment, and once I made the catch, it sped up real fast.”
Said Braun: “Just incredible effort by an unbelievable player. From a pure effort perspective, one of the greatest plays I’ve ever seen in the regular season.”
— Carrie Muskat