Wow is Jon Lester hot.
I mean, he's been hot all year so whatever, the games just feel bigger lately.
He held the Cardinals to 3 hits and a walk over 8 innings yesterday while the Cub bats got to the Cards best pitcher, Carlos Martinez, for 8 hits, a couple Anthony Rizzo homers and 4 runs.
Rizzo's homers were his 30th and 31st, and couldn't come against a better team.
There's still a couple weeks of regular season left and anything can happen, but does it not feel AWESOME to inch the fork closer to the Cardinals?
Here's a thing you don't hear every day: "Hey Cub Fan, who would you like to face in the playoffs?"
Here's the playoff schedule.
Like I said, there's time and anything can happen but...
Right now, most of the wild card contenders can't get out of their own way.
#1 Giants have lost 3 in a row having just been swept by the freaking Padres and have lost 6 of their last 10.
#3 Cards were #2 before the Cubs took 2 of 3 from them, and they're 5-5 in their last 10.
These two teams begin a dagger series tonight in SF with Wainwright going up against Cueto.
#2 is the Mets who've gone 7-3 in their last 10 face the Twins, Braves, Phils, Marlins and Phils to close the season.
Pretty easy.|#4 is the Marlins, but I just don't see 'em.
But you know what?
I don't even really care who the Cubs play, man.
Whoever it is - any of those teams... bring it on, dude.
Tonight at 7 the Cubs play the Brewers.
You might want to watch.
In fact, if you're not actually going to the game, you might want to watch somewhere near Wrigley.
There's liable to be a big party on Clark Street about 10PM or so.
The Greatest Summer Ever.