Who even thought they'd begin a baseball game at Wrigley?
I didn't even notice my At Bat App, which must have vibrated and I never noticed, because later there was a little message saying the game was about to begin.
Whatever, turns out it was a fantastic day for a game.
Lots of really good things happened.
Like Carlos Villanueva pitching all solid like he has all the young season, only this time with nothing revolting happening with the pen at the end of the game.
6 strikeouts, one BB, and 2 solo Ranger homers.
Anthony Rizzo, he's obviously been reading those stories about the political fighting going on over the jumbotron.
And it musta made him mad because, if that fence wasn't up behind the bleachers, the massive homer he smacked might have gone through that awning at Murphys and hit a rooftop owner in the nads.
Starlin Castro, who had 2 walks in this game to give him 2 for the season, was standing on 1st when Rizzo hit it out, so that was a couple runs right there.
Maybe he'll catch fire for a bit now.
6 doubles (wow!), a triple, the two dingers all in one Cubs game, and all for the correct team!
James Russell and Carlos Marmol just made the last two innings go away.
Like it should be.
It should be noted that Marmol also struck out 2, and surely if you read around on Friday people will be saying TRADE HIM NOW!
But I won't.
I'm in far too good a mood, despite the rain that's still gonna be coming down.
Also, far far away on the other side of the country, a man we all know well is going to pitch soon for the Dodgers after overcoming surgery and spring sickness (twice!) and an overflow of mega-starters...Ted Lilly's gonna show some people out there what guts and the inside part of the plate are all about.
Good luck Terrible Ted!
A little closer to home it'll be the Shark, Jeff Samardzija, on the mound up in Milwaukee.
I understand they've been getting a ton of rain too, so keep the roof closed.