I heard on the radio that Cubs management was pretty firm with rookie pitcher and 26th man Dallas Beeler. No matter what his performance - a no-hitter or he gets knocked out in the first - he was heading back to Iowa after the game.
As cups of coffee go, that's a small cup of instant, really.
So it was nice that he pitched well.
Actually, really well except for the 3 walks (and who knows - maybe after these July trades he'll come up and get to work with Chris Bosio, who really seems to be doing an awesome job).
6 strike outs, 4 hits and 1 unearned run in 6 innings - I'd take that in my first game ever in the bigs..
Plus he hit a single his first time up.
But the Nationals had recovering Gio Gonzalez on the mound, and he only gave up 2 hits.
Nats 3 Cubs zeero.
Game 2 was a 2-7 loss with a big rain delay.
After about an hour of that, Jeff Samardzija stayed in the game and got smacked around a little with 2 outs - 3 straight singles with a guy on and scored 2 of their 5 earned off him.
And no game today - it's the Pride Parade and that's expected to draw a million participants.
Beeler's probably in a car right now, heading back.
I wonder if they gave him a driver...