What an awesome evening of baseball!
Game number one of my favorite rivalry in sports goes to John Lackey and the Cubs as they shut out the Cardinals 5 to nothin'.
The Cards had been kinda hot, and Lackey just shut 'em down.
Conversely, the Cubs had just been shut out for the first time (by the Rockies).
And while we're still waiting for Rizzo and Heyward to go on a tear, the Cubs knocked in 5 including the line drive homer by out of his head Dexter Fowler.
Mike Leake was cruising, but then kinda came undone in the 7th when he gave up singles to Bryant and Montero, then Soler fielder's choiced Bryant in, Russell sac flied Montero in, and then the dagger was Lackey himself smacking the RBI single.
Lackey came out in the 8th having struck out 11, and Wood/Strop/Cahill did the rest.
Okay, game 2 tonight.