Dive For Pop Fly Sends Baseball Fan's Nachos Flying

Muriel Hammond
September 27, 2017

In the bottom of the second inning of Monday night's game at Busch Stadium, Cubs shortstop Addison Russell dove into the stands down the left field line in an attempt to catch a foul ball.

Unfortunately, he missed the ball and only came away with an arm covered in cheese after he destroyed a poor Cardinals fan's plate of nachos and sent them flying onto the field.

As hard as it's been to accept, there's no denying the Cubs have unseated the Cardinals as the current NL Central standard.

Russell emerged from the dugout a few innings later with a plate of nachos and delivered it to the fan.

He entered last night's game having gone 6-0 with a sub-2 ERA in his last six starts but was lit up for eight earned runs on seven hits in just three innings of work. Chicago is 11-2 in its last 13 games and 19-8 in its last 27.

Javier Baez hit a three-run homer in the third inning, but left the game shortly after fouling a pitch off his left leg in the eighth inning, but not until after hitting a single. Carlos Martinez will start for St. Louis. All of the Cubs runs were scored with two outs. The latter feat is one that the Cubs haven't achieved in over a century, last reaching the playoffs in three straight years from 1906-1908.

You have to give Lester credit: He hits it right on the nose here.

And two of those things are baseball and nachos. Jason Heyward followed Russell with a run-scoring double. Arrieta is 8-3 with a 2.06 ERA and 103 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals. This season the Cubs are a staggering 12-4 against their long-time rivals, and they continued that dominance again with a blowout win on Monday that knocked St. Louis out of the Central Division race.

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