Brewers offense makes Cubs starting pitcher go on NSFW tirade at his own teammates

Justin Steele was not happy with his defense after the Brewers 3rd inning
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The Brewers had some great batted ball luck in the 3rd inning of Saturday's game against the Cubs, which led to two runs. Milwaukee was able to tie up the game and had the chance for more and Cubs starter Justin Steele was not very happy about it.

The bottom of the third inning was a bit of a circus for the Cubs defense. It started with a Sal Frelick single to left that Christopher Morel had a chance to make a play on but didn't. Then after a Blake Perkins soft pop out, Frelick stole second base to get into scoring position.

This is where things start to get weird. Andruw Monasterio then hits a grounder right back to Steele on the mound. Frelick gets caught in no man's land between second and third and Steele gets him in a rundown. Frelick is trying to stay in long enough to get Monasterio around to second, but Frelick is able to get out of it and get to third base because the Cubs infield poorly executed the rundown and made a late throw to third that Frelick got around.

Everybody was safe as Monasterio was also able to make to 2nd base. Then Brice Turang immediately drops down a safety squeeze bunt that Steele can't get a good grip on and everybody was safe again. After timeout was called, Steele fired the baseball into the ground towards the ball boy by the Cubs dugout in frustration.

Sensing Steele's frustration, Turang sought to take advantage and immediately stole second base, putting two runners in scoring position yet again. With the infield drawn in, William Contreras drops in a flare in very shallow center that no one can reach, allowing the tying run to score.

A lot of plays that could have been made were not and that allowed the Brewers to tie the game. Steele then struck out Christian Yelich and Willy Adames to end the inning. After the inning, Steele had some choice words for his teammates in the dugout.

"Wake the [expletive] up!" Steele could be seen shouting into the general direction of his teammates.

The relentless Brewers offense is what made this all possible. Bunting, stealing bases, getting in rundowns, just continuing to peck away drove the Cubs starter to scream at his own teammates in the dugout.

It's been a frustrating stretch for the Cubs. They've dropped to last place in the NL Central, 11.5 games behind the Brewers and sit at 38-45. They're not where they expected to be and they're trending towards being sellers at the Trade Deadline. It's understandable why Steele is frustrated. Still, you rarely see such explosions like that directed at teammates in the dugout.

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