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By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Topic - Mike Olt
Travis Wood got into trouble in the first inning when he walked the bases loaded before retiring Khris Davis on a grounder that kept the game scoreless.
The game was so far gone, the St. Louis Cardinals called on Daniel Descalso to get the final out.
Travis Wood made a beeline for fellow pitcher Jeff Samardzija's locker. He wanted to apologize for all of that run support.
The Cubs extended the game with a rare ninth-inning rally against Braves closer Craig Kimbrel.
With a runner on second and first base open, the Cubs played it by the book and walked Justin Upton.
Anthony Rizzo went deep in the third inning and Starlin Castro connected in the fourth. Mike Olt broke it open with another big swing in the eighth.
Scott Carroll was fighting himself for much of the night. That made the game much easier for the Chicago Cubs.
Marcus Semien simply tried to stay calm and collect himself as he stepped to the plate with the Chicago White Sox threatening to take the lead.
Just as he has all season, Jeff Samardzija did all he could to pick up his first victory.
Jason Hammel is certain the Cubs are better than their record so far.
Rick Renteria prefers positive reinforcement, usually taking the approach of building up his players.
Tony Cingrani's lack of control exposed a rusty Reds bullpen.
Russell Martin struggled to recall the last time he witnessed such wacky production from his team's offense.
Third baseman Mike Olt and outfielder Ryan Kalish have made the Chicago Cubs' opening day roster.
Texas Rangers outfielder Jim Adduci capped off a 10-pitch at bat by hitting a two-run homer in the eighth inning then led off the 10th with a walk to start the game-winning rally in the Rangers' 7-6 win over the Chicago Cubs Tuesday night.
"I've just gotten some good pitches to hit," Olt said. "As long as I'm doing that, then I'm happy. The home runs, I guess, have come in bunches. Hopefully I can keep it going."
"There's definitely a lot of fight in this team," Olt said. "As long as we keep fighting we're going to find a way to come up with some wins."