Batter's Box: Episode 1, Inning 3
Mon, 2 Jul 2012|
The third inning of the debut episode of Comcast SportsNet's new game show Batter's Box - 7/1
Welcome back to the batter's box our third and final inning is sponsored by eighteen tee and remember whoever wins this game. Claims the first spot in round two of the Cubs contestants one step closer to winning that turned it all right third round. Here we go 3082 to two on the score. What is your choice Brian what are you looking for a with a single up going with a single niceties to get things started here in a tie game your question right out of the gate. For the third inning. Which of these teams is not in the National League central right now Brewers Phillies Pirates or reds that's an easy won't be penalties. You sure about that yes I'm sure okay he is sure about that is correct -- -- First they start eating well what do you like ultimate double going for a double -- question for the double. Is who hold the Cubs record for strikeouts in a single season by a player not named Sammy Sosa. Mark -- -- Jeromy Burnitz Corey Patterson or Carlos Pena. It's. I'm a CC Corey Patterson seeing Corey Patterson. He did strike out a lot to god. And that is the correct can't -- you have a double to start off the inning so -- with a man at first will with a man at second and we go to our second at bat. Of the third inning what do you like I also want to double going for eight double to put two men on base your Brian's question is. Who was the last player to record his 300 career win at Wrigley Field. With Steve Carlton Tom Glavine and Randy Johnson or Phil Niekro. Runners at second and third for you will your chance to not drive in Iraq or driving around here and make it three to get a guy second -- -- like ultimate double. A double going for that double -- question is who was the only Cubs player to win at the all star game MVP honors. Was that the hawk Andre Dawson was Randy Hundley. Bill Matlock or Alfonso Soriano. I'm going to take beat Randy Hundley it's. B Randy Hundley the answer is -- bad -- here safe at second base right now. Why it has to board a runner at second and third and now your third swing in the third an -- -- the double. Going for the double your question is would drive into it give you a two run lead. Which Cubs player has the most silver sluggers. Andre Dawson Ryan Sandberg Sammy Sosa. Or Carlos Zambrano. I'm going to work the count and worked the count use your second helper here aren't real. She presented by eighteenth -- we're gonna take a wait to the wrong answers. It was one the most silver sluggers it's down to Ryan Sandberg. And Sammy Sosa. Best hitter at their positions but with Ryan Sandberg -- Ryan Sandberg and you're sure that's what you wanna go way. I think so. And Ryan Sandberg is correct the two run double -- two runs come in to score. Now 42 Brian the league but will has a runner at second base -- this just his third swing the -- what do you like. I'm gonna take a triple look going for a triple OK let's try this question out. Who was the Cubs feel the announcer for 59 years from 1916. To 1974. Was that Vince Lloyd Graham McNamee. Pat piper or hairy and Stephens. And NCA Vince Lloyd. You're going -- Vince Lloyd A and the answer is. Charlie pat piper is he answers or swinging image you leave your runner at second base you still have a helper to use I believe. And we go back to Bryan who has a runner at second and a two run lead. But -- also want to double selecting a double trying to get his fifth run of the game Brian's question is. Who is the only Cubs pitcher with -- three consecutive thirty save seasons Ryan Dempster. Randy Myers Lee Smith or Bruce suitor. Some good relievers on that list. See the what are you thinking what are you thinking about -- -- can see that I don't slugger -- Randy Myers is going right for Randy Myers be the answer is C lease miss you leave that runner aboard and you leave the door open here for will to try and tie the game. But she would need a home run that tied up will I assume you're going for the home run or for a home run he's swinging for the fences and a tie game. Who turned the only unassisted triple play. In Cubs history. Was it Johnny -- Charlie Howell occur Tommy Leach or Mickey more in Dini. The game on the line swinging for the fences to try tied up the only unassisted triple play. In Cubs history. Who do you -- warranty. He's going with the team making more and dean. And the answer is Johnny Cooney. So -- swing and a miss and that gives the wind to Bryant before to win well. Thanks for coming by playing needed a great job Bryant big comeback scored a bunch of runs there late in the game and you -- -- you'll be moving not. To our next round. Join us next divert first White Sox game Mandy first round don't forget to stay tuned pretty might this post game press conference we'll see you next time. I'm the batter's box. Well I wouldn't think in that Pau was aggressive early work for the doubles those -- clinic going to try to move runners along with legitimate scoring position right off the bat. -- fill me a little bit or some questions overlooked offered -- -- I -- -- that I didn't do but you know -- you take your chances when you miss. The whole road course -- -- -- You know I knew everything was -- -- my my thoughts ahead to I was gonna go with it. I guess wrong you tell us who were two point O'Brien did an excellent job. Had a great someone batter's box today. -- you know the big east here. Was I scared. Just not really you know I feel pretty confident in my knowledge of Cubs history. I think to display that today. You can hear the game. Didn't do anything special. To prepare for today's game and then -- I'm just so loyal Cubs fan -- watch every game. Didn't to a whole lot of researchers at the time just relied on you know what's up here. We'll see. We'll see I think this is very valuable experience I was able to kind of key statistical view questions you know I feel pretty confident going forward. Bob you know I felt in my approach off the plate was it was pretty self. Nice conservative approach work the count effectively. Generally swing for the fences in this decade candy and in my pinch hitter was a big help for me as well came through in the clutch.