February 5, 2016

Brewers put the squeeze on the Cubs

Logan Schafer said he wasn’t surprised when he got the squeeze sign with the bases loaded in a tie game in the 9th inning.  Schafer dropped a pinch-hit squeeze bunt with the bases loaded to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 walkoff victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

AUDIO: Logan Schafer wasn’t surprised to get the squeeze sign :13

AUDIO: Logan Schafer said the squeeze bunt did surprise the Cubs :11

Aramis Ramirez walked to open the inning off Justin Grimm (0-2), who came out to start the 9th.

Jeff Bianchi pinch ran for Ramirez and advanced two second on a single to center by Carlos Gomez.  Grimm then mishandled Scooter Gennett’s sacrifice bunt for an error to load the bases.

After Caleb Gindl popped up, Schafer came on to lay down the game winning bunt.

Both teams starters, Jeff Samardzija for the Cubs and Marco Estrada for the Brewers, pitched well but were not involved in the decision.

Game 3 of the 4 game series is tonight at Miller Park.  Tyler Thornburg (2-1, 2.18) goes for the Brewers.  Lefty Chris Rusin (2-4, 2.85) pitches for the Cubs.

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