The Cubbies made a statement quickly in the first inning by demonstrating just why they topped the National League Central this last weekend. On a hanging fastball with a little Chi-Town wind for the assist, Nicholas Castellanos took it over the right field wall, just over the basket, on a fastball up by Chris Bassitt. It didn’t take long for the Athletics to demonstrate their hitting prowess when Marcus Semien hit the 176th team home run of 2019, scoring Profar. The A’s are leading 2-1. Going into the 4th.
You can find Thread #1 here: https://www.athleticsnation.com/2019/8/5/20756146/game-thread-114-athletics-at-cubs