Not really sure how many times I heard this last night.
"That's why they play the game. Because on paper this one wasn't even close."
The Philadelphia Phillies and the magnificently talented Roy Halladay vs the Chicago Cubs and uh, Paul Maholm.
And the Cubs won 5-1.
What's weirder is Halladay is 1-5 lifetime against the Cubs.
How does that happen?
Not really sure, but it was such a fantastic surprise when I finally got home and turned on the tube.
I missed the whole Halladay part 'cause I was flying from Orlando.
So I got started with the Cubs up 3-1 and C.B. Bucknor living up to his horrible reputation calling strikes balls and vice versa.
But that also might have had something to do with this win, since that guy can't keep a consistent strike zone to save his life.
James Russell kept his cool, however, and Rafael Dolis looked pretty dang good shutting down the Phils for the rest of the game.
Plus, ex-Astro Hunter Pence dove for a Reed Johnson line drive that got by him and went all the way to the wall while Geo Soto scored from first and Speedy Reedy ended up on third.
Thank you, ex-Astro Hunter Pence.
And speaking of speed, young Tony Campana (hitting in the two hole?) got a couple hits and a couple runs and I guess scared the crap out of everybody in a red hat.
Lastly, Paul Maholm.
You guys feel a little better about him?
And I haven't seen Randy Wells for a long time.
Oh I cannot wait to couch-out tonight.
Lastly lastly, red hot backup catcher Steve Clevenger is heading for the DL with something tight in his side.
Iowa Cub Wellington Castillo and his bigger bat will come take Clevenger's place.