If you saw that live, it was pretty dang funny.
Mike Leake is kinda good vs the Cubs (unless he's throwing to Chris Coghlan), so you figured small ball.
Bottom of the 2nd, Kris Byrant mashes a double followed by a Miguel Montero homer that, by the way, left his bat at 105.5 MPH at an angle of 23.1 degrees and maxed out at 69.2 feet in the air (thanks Statcast).
Castro flies out and Baxter singles.
Up comes Hendricks and all kindsa shots of Maddon signaling, cut to Gary Jones signaling, cut to Hendricks staring.
I think he was on strike 2.
Anyway, he delivers, Baxter to 2nd and just hilarious shots of Maddon smiling and everybody giving Hendricks sort of mock-ey high fives.
The first successful pitcher sac bunt of 2015.
It came in game #60, the one the Cubs won 4-3 after a rain delay long enough for the fans in attendance to watch most of the Blackhawks' 2-1 victory over Tampa.
Which is what I did at home, by the way.
It rained and rained and rained in Portage Park, and on TV they shut it down at Wrigley right after Hendricks got thru the Reds in the 5th in about 4 pitches.
I figured that game was over.
(Kinda nice to find the W message on my phone in the morning.)
And it turned out to be a double amazing night in Chicago with Cubs and Hawks victories!
Tonight it's Jon Lester trying to throw his way out of his own funk.
I hope he does.
Really really expensive pitchers that struggle just give me gas, brother.