What a nice way to pick up the entire team, Mike Montgomery!
I figure most will be talking about the Rizzo slide, and we'll see if the Pirates really did think it was dirty and engage in retaliation.
But the headline to me was Mr. Montgomery.
Didn't give up a hit til the 5th, taken out with 2 gone in the 6th.
Tired team that traveled overnight Sunday and lost an hour going East, was uplifted by this performance.
I still think, however, that the Cubs gotta figure out how to fix Chatwood and pray there's nothing wrong with Darvish's elbow.
They're just so much better with Monty in the pen AND available to spot start like he did yesterday.
And keep the starters starting.
If those 5 guys do their job, everything else takes care of itself.
But... so nice to know Montgomery is ready to do what he did yesterday, and if they need to spot him again for either Chatwood or Darvish, then that'll happen.
A fabulous long Memorial Day weekend of baseball and BBQ and hot weather, huh?
Okay, gotta run.