He did NOT sound happy.
And for good reason - the Cubs blew it (with their "A" bullpen guys), and the bats just...can't...quite...hit.
So it sounded like Marlon Byrd is going to lead off, and Theriot will hit 8th, Baker hist 2nd, Xavier Nady bats cleanup, and Geo 7th. At least against lefties. So, those changes also mean Kosuke will be sitting when the Cubs play the Mets and lefty starter Jon Niese tonight.
But man... it was one of those sucker punches for you and me, gagging up the lead to the horrible Astros after Ryan Dempster pitched like such a god for 7 and 2/3rds.
Final Cubs 2 Astros 3, the Cubs losing the series at Wrigley.
We've all read that this is supposed to be the easiest part of the Cubs schedule, in fact the easiest in the Bigs to start the season except for the Atlanta series, so this ain't good.
But one thing that IS good is this: Terrible Ted is making his final minor league tune-up start today, and should be joining the Cubs this weekend!
Lastly, I was lucky enough to be at the Blackhawks AWESOME 2-zip shutout victory last night with my cousin Gurke, a huge fan. And extra special lucky because we got to sit in the front row! These seats were impossible.
I took 350 or so photos, and here are a couple: