Man, it's a heart attack for sure, but the big wins coming from gigantic bottom of the 9th 3-run rallies are about as exciting as baseball can get.
Yesterday, the Cubs were down 2-4 with 3 outs to go and the Marlins' thirty one-save closer, A.J. Ramos, on the mound.
0-3 Miguel Montero is up, so you figure well...probably an out.
Nay, says Miggy.
0-3 Javier Baez steps up.
Cubs on 1st and 3rd.
Pinch hitter Matt Szczur comes up for Justin Grimm.
Now we're getting somewhere, but this rally ground is mighty unstable.
Dexter Fowler sacs in Miggy, everybody moves up with 1st base open.
Kris Bryant is up and everybody has left their office to go watch the tv in the coffee room.
They walk Rizzo on purpose, which I woulda done too.
But now it's Ben Zobrist.
He of seasoned veteran presence and probably the Cubs' coolest head when holding a bat.
Tying run scores and now it's young Willson Contreras.
The amount of baseball space that Ramos missed the plate by was astonishing.
Lots of times a wild pitch is juuuuuust out of the catcher's reach.
But this thing was just a bad rifle shot.
Missed the target by a mile and Szczur gets to touch home plate while flashbulbs go off and everybody starts singing.
The Marlins - after that last series they'd totally given me the fear.
Those guys are good.
So it's awesome the Cubs sweep.
25 wins over .500, yada yada take a look for yourself...
IT'S THE GREATEST SUMMER EVER!
Okay so it's a day off.
Pick it up again on the West Coast starting Friday in Oakland at 9 PM Chi-time.