Here are the highlights from the event Field of Dreams Gameon Thursday. Cincinnati Reds 2, Chicago Cubs 4
Ben Verlander, the host of the “Flippin’ Bats” podcast on FOX Sports, gave fans a tour of the Field of Dreams field to enable viewers to get a sense of the atmosphere. Verlander and his father performed the catch moment from “Field of Dreams” before the game.
Then, on Thursday, Votto spoke with Ken Rosenthal and expressed his regret that his late father couldn’t attend.
The first pitch was thrown by Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins of the Cubs, and it was caught by Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench of the Reds.
With an RBI double, Seiya Suzuki gave the Cubs the lead in the Field of Dreams Game. With an RBI single, Nico Hoerner helped the Cubs score another run. In the top of the first, the Cubs took a 3-0 lead after Ian Happ doubled in Hoerner.
During the second inning, Johnny Bench joined Joe Davis and John Smoltz in the broadcast booth. He described Thursday’s stroll to the field as “emotional.”
Willson Contreras, an All-Star catcher for the Cubs, rolled his ankle while rounding second base in the third inning and needed assistance leaving the field. He continued to play, nevertheless.
In the top of the third inning, Votto spoke with Davis and Smoltz while wearing a microphone. He discussed what it was like to face Hall of Fame pitchers and recalled facing Smoltz early in his career.
Votto, 38, also mentioned how long he might continue to play.
Aristides Aquino of the Reds made a play that might have been the game’s best in rithe ght field. P.J. Higgins attempted to tag up from second and move to third but Aquino caught a fly ball and threw him out.
All-Star Cub As Happ was wearing a microphone on the field during the fourth inning, he joined Davis and Smoltz. He claimed that participating in the Field of Dreams Game brought back memories of his summer ball days.
With the use of this drone camera, we were able to see both the location where the “Field of Dreams Game” was recorded and the actual playing field quite clearly.