New Cubs catcher Alex Avila said it.
"The last curveball [from Davis to Harper] was an unbelievable pitch and pretty nasty. It looked like a fastball out of his hand, and it just kind of fell off the table and perfect location, down and away, looking for that swing and miss. You couldn't have asked for a better pitch."
I was with an old buddy, Matt Flynn.
We had AMAZING seats (THANK YOU JOE TAYLOR), 9th row about even with Anthony Rizzo, so we were able to see Davis' pitch just disappear under Bryce Harper's bat. And you could tell from his swing that what Harper thought was one pitch was actually another.
Great way to end a great game on a great day at Wrigley.
Didn't start so great, with the Harper homer off the Bud sign in right and, you know, the giant groan that comes with every homer John Lackey gives up, but really he was pretty dang good.
3 runs over 5 innings vs the Nats - every time another NAT comes to bat you marvel at the numbers.
But enough about them.
Well, except they had Edwin Jackson on the mound and what happened in the first is kinda what you thought - Cubs score 4.
Jon Jay doubles and so does Kris Bryant.
With Bryant on 3rd, Willson Contreras hits a weaky off the bottom of his bat that works like a bunt and... Jackson looked at the ball like it was a mean little animal he was kinda scared of.
Bryant scores and Contreras is safe.
Then Avila hit a loud 2-run line drive homer - his first as a Cub - that just baaarely cleared the fence but trust me he hit the snot out of it.
Contreras continues his monster hotness with another homer and another 3 RBIs. And he made a fab running catch out in left, where Joe put him because monster hotness.
Yeah, the 9th was a little nerve-racking.
When Davis walked Jose Lobaton, everybody looks over at the Nat lineup on the Bud sign and yeah, Harper is lurking.
Then Davis walks Brian Goodwin and now you know Harper's gonna come up unless the next guy, Wilmer Difo, hits into a double play.
There was a guy behind us who was doing a pretty good Ron Santo WHOAAAAA NOAAAAAA! imitation and I wanted to go... you know... just nicely tell him to calm down.
Or slap him, couldn't make up my mind.
But Difo strikes out and now it's Harper with 2 guys on, but the thing about Davis is nothin' bugs the guy.
That's why he's the closer.
And in the end, it's the drop off the table curve for out number 3.
After a couple minutes, Flynn (who hadn't been to Wrigley in years) asks me if there's a reason everybody is standing around instead of leaving.
Yeah, buddy, everybody sings.
It's a thing here.
I'd like to hear Go Cubs Go on Sunday too.