Incredible 12 inning come from behind victory at Wrigley.
Started off with a guy on the mound for the Cubs named Brian Matusz.
He made a mess of things and left after 3, giving up 6 runs.
And the bats weren't doing well vs Felix Hernandez, but they were making him work.
Game started off with 2 walks... but it was 6 nothin' thru 5.
Then King Felix got sort of wild and gave up a walk, a hit, another walk, and then... walked in one and another scored when he hit Addison Russell.
Now it's 2-6 and Joe Maddon thinks he can still pull this off.
But Joe Nathan comes in and loads the bases, which is when Travis Wood comes in, pitches out of the jam.
Wood stays in to bat, flies out.
Then Maddon has him stay in to play left.
The ESPN guys were all atwitter: What is going on? Why isn't Szczur in left? Is Maddon trying to save his position players? IS HE MAD?
Yeah to all that.
(I had the radio on, too, but it was like 3-4 seconds ahead which was annoying, but not as annoying as ESPN.)
Plus, you could tell the future listening to the radio.
AND WOOD MAKES AN AMAZING CATCH, CRASHING INTO THE IVY AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!
So much fun!
In the 7th Zobrist triples in Fowler.
In the 8th, Wood comes back in to pitch. WHAT IS GOING ON!?
Bottom 8, Baez hits for Wood and he's done his job and if the country wasn't aware of how Maddon uses Wood, they are now.
Bottom 9 the Cubs score 3 and tie it up with help from a wild pitch.
Then yada yada yada the Cubs finally score the winning run when Heyward smacks a double, moves to third on a Contreras fly ball, and then... Jon Lester puts down a perfect squeeze bunt and the Cubs win.
But I swear, without a total all around jock chameleon player like Travis Wood, well maybe the Cubs win but nowhere near as entertaining.