Lets start with the good.
How fabulous did Matt Garza look last night?
I forgot what that looks like, when a fastball does that crazy stuff right at the end.
Now, imagine that the Cubs were really in the hunt for some major post season action, would you not be SUPER excited to have him?
Well, don't worry.
Because even though it won't be us, some Yankee fans or Texas fans or... somebody will get to experience this Garza Excitement.
Give it a month or so...
In the meantime, we'll get to watch some really good pitching if he keeps that up.
Next, the bullpen.
When they pulled Garza out between innings, I was still kind of like man, the Cubs look good!
And then in comes Hector Rondon and the clown music started right up.
James Russell and the full count - I don't think Pedro Alvarez went around so I'm not gonna grump about it, but that one strike coulda changed everything.
Because then maybe Shawn Camp doesn't come in.
I was looking a bit at stats last night and not that they have similar stuff, but the numbers are kind of close and... Shawn Camp might be the new Bob Howry:
Remember how Lou used Howry (and Will Ohman) like, EVERY game in '07?
And then he kinda went to hell in '08?
How many games did we see Camp in last year?
Right up there - almost half.
Anyway, not so good and just because he was so good last year I'm sick for Camp.
Oh well... Cubs lose on a Grand Salami given up by Camp, final score 4-5.
Welcome back, Matt Garza.