This Cubs lineup.
Vs a... man Johnny Cueto was excellent last night wasn't he?
But there's just so many good Cub hitters, you know somebody's gonna...
I mean, Ben Zobrist really got ahold of one, but damn these October conditions are just a different thing, huh?
Anyway, when Javier Baez clubbed the full counter I kinda pulled a hammy jumping off the couch.
I thought that thing was gonna bounce past Sammy's spot on Kenmore.
He hit every bit of it and I believe Baez' swing is.. he's pulled it back some this year so it's not looney, but that guy's swing is just so crazy strong.
And freaking Angel Pagan is running back by the ivy like that fool has a play and Baez watched it and did a little mini bat flip and you and I are screaming with the veins popping out our necks and WHAT THE HELL?
It fell in the basket?
Are you kidding me?
That ball was so far gone and my joy so over the top that I missed the drama.
Because that game was one long nerve-rack (and by the way, the first use of "nerve-wracking" was actually "nerve-racking" because the "rack" was an instrument of torture).
I was mouth breathing the whole time.
And when Javy hit the ball I just... can you imagine if it hadn't gone out?
Anyway, how awesome was that?
I mean, 8 innings of Jon Lester and Cueto being just so perfectly October good.
A couple hits here and there.
An amazing pickoff throw at 1st and caught stealing toss from Mr. Ross.
The great catch of Zobrist's smack.
And then Posey's Poke off Chapman that coulda wrecked everything.
Ahh but what a game one.
Jon Lester was magnificent.
And HAHAHAHA - Posey doesn't even think Baez hit it that good.
Okay I'll be in standing room only with Sutter tonight.
I'm FREAKING OUT.
Can't wait, and hope to have awesome pics tomorrow.