At the end, both Len and Bob were saying how much fun this one was to watch.
And it was.
Kyle Hendricks going 9 innings of (shoulda-been) shutout ball, with the wind blowing out and all his pitches working.
Remember the Greg Maddux comparison stuff?
Well, forget that.
Being Kyle Hendricks is plenty good enough.
5 hits over 9 innings and that includes keeping it together in the 9th when Wrigley Field sounded like a playoff game and a can-o-corn fell in between Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward because they couldn't hear each other.
And Freddy Galvis found himself on 2nd base.
Then Maikel Franco moves him to 3rd with a grounder and up comes Ryan Howard.
The Cubs put on the shift so nobody's covering 3rd and Galvis can dance all the way down the line with each Hendricks pitch.
Howard strikes out but tips the ball and now Miguel Montero's gotta throw him out.
You know the end of that play - soon as Miggy lets the ball go, Galvis takes off for home.
But none of it bothered Hendricks at all.
Mr. Focus, that guy, and he gets the last out on a grounder.
On the batting side, Dexter Fowler hit one out, and the other damage was done by big doubles from Zobrist and Heyward, and a Miggy bases loaded groundout.
But I think it was the Phils' manager Pete Mackanin who summed it up best.
"I don't want to take anything away from Hendricks because he is a damn good pitcher and I like him a lot," manager Pete Mackanin said. "But I feel like we took pitches we should've hit and we swung at pitches we shouldn't have swung at."
I mean, I think it sounds like he's trying to defend his team, but really that's just Hendricks' game.
Okay it's GORGEOUS out today.
Fire up the grill, drag a radio outdoors and treat yourself to Pat and Ron at 1:20.
AM 670 The Score.
And when they sing the National Anthem, well that's the perfect time for a Memorial Day reflection - so think about all the people protecting you and yours.
And our favorite game.