One thing that amazes me about Jon Lester has nothing to do with his arm.
It's his head.
Like in the 3rd inning with Corey Seager up, and come on that is one impressive kid... Lester's got him at 2-2.
Moments before, Justin Turner had hit a single and stole 2nd on him - Ross mishandled the pitch Turner went on but there would have been no chance.
And Lester, he throws I mean the perfect strike 3.
I think Smoltz called it a "front door cutter" - Seager's bats lefty and it went right over the inside corner of the plate and Seager didn't have a chance.
Ump says ball.
I saw it, you saw it.
DID YOU NOT LOSE YOUR MIND!??
DIDN'T YOU WANT TO STRANGLE SOMETHING!!!
Jon Lester just picked up the ball and threw a slider in the dirt for strike 3.
He's so focused.
He's such an incredible leader.
Anyway, he was just. so. good.
Loved Lester's "see what happens" glare into the Dodger dugout after he bounced a throw to nail Pederson's bunt attempt.
When Rizzo bunted for the single against the shift, it's like a free base.
When Adrian Gonzalez tried to bunt in the bottom of the same inning, it was desperate and just a bad idea.
Otherwise, the bats.
Addison Russell, to me he's had the two biggest hits in this series so far, each clutch, each opening the door for the Cubs, each a 2-run homer.
Kris Bryant's liner over Joc Pederson's head looked like a wiffle ball, didn't it? When a Bryant ball is hit that hard, it doesn't pay attention to normal laws of physics.
And Ben Zobrist - those are gonna start falling somewhere other than somebody's glove. In the meantime, keep taking the walks, dude.
I gotta run.
But now we're here, right?
If I start thinking about it... I mean I'm already a complete wreck.
It's pretty nice.
Thanks, Greatest Summer Ever.