I certainly hope you didn't turn off the tv or leave the park early.
Because there was a little dancing to be done last night, wasn't there?
Cole Hamels vs Max Scherzer was all you thought it might be - Hamels was actually way better than I thought possible but now... I choose to believe my eyes.
So I'm sitting there thinking how come the Cubs can't get more than one guy hot at a time?
What would happen if Hamels, Lester, Quintana and Hendricks all got hot at the same time?
Why is it always just one?
That's what I was complaining about while I was thinking the Cubs are so gonna lose this one.
Kintzler comes in and the Nats score 2 more in the top of the 9th so now it's 0-3.
No freaking way.
Well, there's nobody I'd rather see up than Ben Zobrist in this situation.
Just get on base, dude.
Oh well, this was still such a cool pitching duel until the starters got taken out hey that guy dropped the.. Heyward's safe!
The guy they brought in for his D, Wilmer Difo, muffed a weaky grounder from Heyward and now he's safe.
Almora gets hit by a pitch and now Kyle Schwarber is up and oh GOD there is nobody I'd rather see at bat right now please Kyle one more on top of the scorebo DAMMIT a pop foul on the 2nd pitch.
Joe puts Happ in to pinch run at 1st base - that makes perfect sense he's the fastest guy on the team.. but Bote's on deck?
Happ is running and Bote's gonna hit? With the bases loaded?
I mean, I was thinking Happ grand slam, but I guess Bote might get a hit - they might get a couple.
Keep the line moving.
OH MY GOD THAT UMPIRE SUCKS SO BAD EVEN THOUGH HE'S BEEN CALLING LOW STRIKES ALL NIGHT LONG HOW CAN YOU CALL THAT A STRIKE?
And then when Bote finally hit the ball, he did something weird.
He didn't run.
What is going on?
He threw the bat funny and started pointing with his...
It seemed to take ESPN about 20 minutes to cut to the ball sailing sailing sailing and the Nat CFer running running running to the ivy in center field.
Where he stopped with his back to the camera and watched it bounce off the batter's eye maybe 15 rows deep.
I feel unusual.
What just happened?
A grand slam.
A walk off grand slam.
From David Bote.
The back up dude from the minors here because Kris Bryant's bum shoulder.
I heard the word "magical" somewhere in all that.
A day after Jon Lester sent my Cubs heart soooo low, this happens.
I've been thinking what a weird season this has been.
Maybe magic too.
An off day.
Then two 1:20s in a row against the Brewers, who lost to the Braves despite getting 19 hits in 9 innings.