I used to loathe this guy when he was an Astro, mostly because he was an Astro.
But now he's sort of turned into the "scrappy" guy I admire.
Usually, on your basic Cubs teams of the past, the "scrappy" guy is really... not very good.
Know what I mean?
There's usually a deficiency we forgive because whoever the scrappy guy is - a Darwin Barney or a Sam Fuld say - they work extra hard to make up for it.
I've always cut a guy some slack if he really really goes 110%.
Now with this all-new kind of Cubs' team that's loaded with young talent, I'm looking forward to when our "scrappy" guy is actually good.
Someone with lots of tools like Hunter Pence.
Amazing game last night as the Giants got to the Royal pen in a big way and take game four 11-4.
But the guys who gave up most of the damage were Brandon Finnegan and Tim Collins.
Herrera and Davis are rested up for tonight, and if Shields can hang (not give up runs), then the pen can do their thing.
Of course, it's Madison Bumgarner for the Giants so... there's that.
What a fantastic series.
Next for fantastic: there are two completely different yet amazing movie experiences out right now.
If you're in a loud mood, go see "Fury".
Eat lots of popcorn and get ready for the quiet scenes setting up the action.
And if you're in the mood just to see excellence, go see "St. Vincent".
Bill Murray just gets better as time goes on.