As Lou Piniella might say, "What a fella, that Tommy LaStella."
Okay sorry about the rhyme thing here, but LaStella's homer was SUCH a thing of beauty in such a pleasurable baseball game.
I wish I had time to write about it, but I'm slammed.
Mike Montgomery looked fantastic despite Ronald Acuna Jr. (who at 20 years old is already a monster) and his 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored.
Jason Heyward left with a tweaked hammie, please Baseball Gods let that go away asap.
And his replacement, Albert Almora.
I thought newly acquired Brave Lucas Duda hit the answer to LaStella's homer, because that ball was mashed.
But waaaaaaaiiiittt.... It's gonna short hop the wall for a double OH NO!!!
Ever seen a bartender flip coasters like little frisbees that land in front of you as you're putting down your beer?
Almora was the coaster, and the ball was my beer.
He slid under it and Saved. The. Game.
Cubs 5 Braves 4.
A fantastic, well played affair by the team that deserves it's top standing in the National League, The Chicago Cubs.
And by the way, the Cards would be in first if they were in the NL East or West.
That's how good they've been playing.
Have you noticed that the last 3 games of the regular season happen at Wrigley against those guys?
I love baseball so much.