Well that was certainly a nice way to say hi to the left field bleachers.
With Dexter Fowler on first, Kris Bryant hit one high and deep to the newly renovated and open for the first time left field bleachers which still looked odd not from being empty but because the crowd was "pinked out".
Lots of yelling from my house.
Then just for artistic contrast, Anthony Rizzo hit one out to the still empty and under construction right field bleachers.
Tell you what, those were a couple of very pretty swings and right off the bat it was 3 nothin'.
Hey, is that where "right off the bat" came from?
But back to the game, Jon Lester went 6 but was like, just yelling at the ump who couldn't seem to define a consistent strike zone and must have felt bad about it because most umps woulda tossed Lester after the first bit of yelling.
He let him stay and acted like nothing was going on.
But back to the game.
In the mean time, Addison Russel had knocked in Chris Coghlan who got his first couple hits in like a year and got his average juuuuuust up over .200.
That came right after Wilmer Flores hit a dinger off Lester so it's 4-1.
Then in the 6th Lucas Duda hit one out with a guy on so it's 4-3 and you're pretty nervous.
But between Grimm, Rosscup and Rondon the Mets only get one hit thru the rest of the game.
Can't remember if it was Len or JD but one of them said, "They're gonna sing that song" in such a way that they must be sick of "Go Cubs Go" too.
Anyway nice to get one back in the win column and stay above .500.