Sorry I don't have time for a drawing today, but last night was what I'm sure will turn out to be a very rare occurance: a Cubs Comeback!
Clutch hits, good pitching (well, good enough), all on a night that just looked horrible with that kind of freezing, wet Wrigley air.
Lets go to the 7th.
Cubs are down 1-3.
Brent Lillibridge, who is horrible at 0 for 17 for the season with no walks and 7 strikeouts, grounds out.
Steve Clevenger, who I'd like to see get a start at 2nd, pinch singles.
David DeJesus takes and inside fastball and smokes it to right for a double, guys on 2nd and 3rd.
Castro grounds out, but both runners move up and now it's 2-3.
Then Anthony Rizzo hits another double (off a lefty), and now it's 3-3 and the Brewers decide to bring in the Milwaukee Marmol, John Axford.
He gets Alfonso to fly out, but would eventually gag up the game.
Carlos Marmol comes in and pitches the 8th with no runs scoring by the grace of God and Starlin Castro's excellent frozen glove.
Then the Cubs come up.
Nate Schierholtz doubles off Axford.
Then came my favorite play of the game, a Welington Castillo bunt.
If I had more time, this is what I'd draw.
Because when he squares up the first time, you're thinking really?
I think the first pitch was a strike and Len and Jim Deshaies are thinking maybe the bunt attempt was just posturing, but when the camera comes back on him, Wely's holding the bat as if to bunt again.
And he follows the pitch which is coming directly at his neck (he's crouched so low) and he sort of stumbles back making contact. Had he fouled it off, he's got Duncan Keith teeth. Instead, it goes down the 3rd base line and now the lead run is standing on third.
They intentionally walk Valbuena to set up the double play, but the next guy is Dioner Navarro.
And he walks, which is one of the reasons he's a new Cub.
So now the bases are loaded with runs that would be Axford's fault.
And that's exactly what happens.
Scott Hairston hits a sac fly for the lead, and DeJesus singles to knock in the last two runs of the game.
Cubs 6 Brewers 3.
Kyuji Fujikawa pitches the 9th, and it was notable because Ryan Braun came up and... seriously the crowd was not very big, but you could clearly hear people chanting "CHEEEEEEEEEEET-ERRRRRRRR, CHEEEEEEEEET-ERRRRRRRR" in the background.
So anyway, sweet.
A really nice win, maybe Marmol has one drop of confidence back, and some of the guys get to feel what it's like to come back for a W.
Okay, here's the funniest story I've heard in weeks.
My nieghbor Garry the Cop has a son named Max.
He's 4, maybe 5.
He's in a swim class, and there's another Max in the class.
The other day the instructor calls out for Max, but Max thinks she's calling the other Max.
Finally he says, "Do you mean me?"
She says yes.
He says, "I can't tell. Can you call me Jonathan Toews from now on?"