So that was some kind of superpower or Houdini thing Matt Garza showed us last night.
I was driving home going west on Irving, listening to the game when the sky went dark and it didn't just rain, it flooded the streets and hailed on my vinyl convertible top.
Right about then I heard Pat say something like, "Despite all these clouds, not a drop of rain has fallen so far..."
Like 7 minutes later, rain delay.
So Garza, he wills his body to think it's just the normal time between innings for the next hour, then goes out and pitches again like it was nothin'.
If you don't think that's hard, ask St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook, who came back after the delay and gave up 3 singles, a double, hit a guy and then hit the shower.
It's as usual insanely busy, so... worked a bit and didn't even turn the game back on til later, and, you know, not often you turn on the tv and it says Cubs 10 Cardinals 1.
So I missed the shelling part, but that didn't stop me from cracking an ice cold one.
Cubs 11 Cardinals 4?
17 hits for the Cubs with Starlin Castro going 4 for 4 with 3 RBIs and 3 runs?
Garza's first Wrigley win, and up there with the Lees and Hallidays in strike outs?
Turns out my favorite rivalry in all sports isn't so St. Louis-sided.
And today... a chance for Casey ColeMAN to win the series.
Tough assignment since he's up against undefeated (4-0) Jaime Garcia, a lefty.
Garcia's given up 10 hits to 34 lefty bats, and 23 hits to 127 righty bats - that's .294 for the lefties vs .181 for righties.
So one would imagine we'll see a lefty-heavy lineup today, and it would sure be nice to see Tyler Colvin play some and begin his road back to respectability.
Oh, and welcome, Welington Castillo!