Not that Geovany Soto's 2 homers and Casey Coleman's 6 innings of 2-hit, 8-strikeout pitching vs the Milwaukee Brewers wasn't amazing, but something else happened yesterday that's kinda jaw-dropping.
Mariano Rivera got the 602nd save of his incredible career.
(For comparison for us guys, Lee Smith had 478.)
And here's what it says at ESPN about his playoff performance: "Rivera, who will turn 42 on Nov. 29, also leads baseball with 42 career postseason saves (Brad Lidge is second on the list with 18). He has a 0.71 postseason ERA and has held opponents to a .176 batting average."
One would assume that'll go up this year, and seriously - that's just untouchable.
This isn't: Kerry Wood tore his meniscus in his left knee, will have surgery, be out for the rest of the season, and mull retirement.
I hope he's back though - even though he's not untouchable by a long shot, the confidence the guy shows on the mound - the way he goes about his business - gives me goosebumps.
Casey Coleman decided to pitch for his life yesterday and did well!
And the Cubs beat the Brewers 5-2!
I was going to go to the game tonight, but I'm not now.
Can't really talk about what I forgot about.
Something about somebody's birthday who I'm married to or something.
Man, am I in trouble.
ONE LAST THING - I HAVE TO MOVE THE AUCTION DEADLINE UP BY 2 DAYS!!!
5 PM ON FRIDAY ALL BIDDING WILL STOP.
In case you've forgotten, there's still an auction going on.
I've got an original pastel up, and a spirited competition between the above mentioned Stacey Manela and Tom E.
If you feel like getting in on the action, it's for a really great cause - WriteGirl.
See details in the post titled, "Original Cubby Blue Wrigley art auction for WriteGirl".
And thanks to everybody who has participated in the bidding.