I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS HAPPENED MAYBE 10 minutes after I called it a night.
Cubs are down a run going into the 9th, the Giants have Sergio Romo coming in.
In my head, that guy doesn't lose.
So I went to bed.
But what happens is Borbon singles and Dioner Navarro walks.
DeJesus strikes out.
Junior Lake fielder's choices so he ends up on first and Borbon is on 3rd.
And young Anthony Rizzo comes up and smacks a grounder thru the legs of Giants 1st Baseman Brandon Belt who was damn near playing in right field.
2 runs score, Kevin Gregg comes in and gets the save.
(BTW - did you know Sergio and Kevin Gregg have pretty close numbers this year? Gregg's got twice as many walks and 10 less strikeouts, but it'll be interesting to see what the Cubs can get for Gregg once he's traded...)
Cubs 3 Giants 2 and now I'm kicking myself for missing it.
Tonight will be 26 yr old Cub Chris Rusin and his 2013 total of 8.1 innings pitched v Madison Baumgarner and his 10 wins and 2.5 WAR.
Tomorrow at 3 is Travis Wood v recent no-hitter guy Tim Lincecum.
Lincecum threw about 148 pitches in that game, and only 78 in his last start so... I don't know man. You're the manager and a guy is throwing a no-hitter but 150 pitches? That's too many pitches.
You probably heard that Alfonso Soriano went 0 for 5 last night.
But C.C. Sabathia gave up 6 in the 2nd, and 7 runs in his 3rd straight start.
Alfonso didn't lose that game...
Hey, did you know it was almost August?
Wasn't the 4th of July just last week?
This summer is flying by like crazy.
Time to plan a barbecue during Cubs Hours real soon...