You watch enough baseball, you'll see everything.
And if you were watching last night, you saw the Chicago Cubs record 7 (SEVEN!) double plays.
That's like seeing a unicorn, or a Tyler Chatwood first pitch strike.
Speaking of which, Mike Montgomery went to the 10-day DL with a shoulder thing, and Mr. Chatwood will re-join the starting rotation.
We'll see him tonight at 6:05 on the mound in Pittsburgh.
How about Cole Hamels.
I love the word "induce" in baseball talk.
It means "succeed in persuading or influencing (someone) to do something."
Which Hamels did pretty dang well last night as he persuaded Freese and Dickerson, influenced Polanco, and induced Bell (twice) to GIDP.
All he needed was the one dinger to right from Kyle Schwarber to get his 3rd W.
Cubs 1 PIrates nothing for the second night in a row.
Fantastic to win the 1-run games, but it would sure be nice to see the bats wake up.
2 hits in a row - is that too much to ask?
Or maybe if you're Ian Happ standing on 2nd with one out in the 7th and Ben Zobrist up, you try a little patience.
Zobrist has been kinda hot and with Happ's speed he maybe scores on Zobrist's single to right.
Rather than trying to steal 3rd and getting thrown out.
(Hindsight, you're easy as A,B,C.)
Cards beat the Brewers in Milwaukee and have that Mikolas guy (the one I saw in person beat the Cubs in St. Louis) pitching today so I'd expect 2 in a row for the Redbirds.
Why won't they go away?
Because they're the Cardinals, and their purpose is to make us feel squirmy.
They could easily jump the Brewers into 2nd this weekend.
Yesterday I went to the place I always go for coffee, but I also got a ham and cheesy breakfast sandwich.
The cool thing about this place is they also have a tray with hot sauce, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning,
I unwrapped my sandwich right there at the counter and put all that stuff on.
The only problem was the red pepper flakes shaker's top came off and I poured what appeared to be a pound of it on top of my sandwich.
Thinking quickly, the cook said, "Don't eat that, man. It will mess you up."
I mean, the sandwich was literally buried under a pile of red pepper flakes so...
I said okay.
Then they gave me another one.
Ate it in the office later.