What did Charlie Brown used to say?
No, it was AAUGH!
JUST when we thought we'd get a taste of come back victory, some ump called Kyle Schwarber out on a check swing, and we were all up and yelling at the tv.
Oh that one hurt.
Compared to the last couple starts by Quintana and Hamels, Kyle Hendricks was only so-so yesterday going 5 innings and giving up 3 (only 2 earned).
Then the pen gave up more and the Cubs never led all day long until...
Bottom of the 9th, Angel closer Cody Allen on the mound, and Zobrist connects solidly but flies out.
Then Rizzo walks, followed by a nutty El Mago double (he SO should have been thrown out at 2nd, but Angel RF Kole Calhoun's attention was on Rizzo).
So Cubs on 2nd and 3rd with super hot Jason Heyward up.
He delivers with a fly ball to left that Brian Goodwin dropped, so Rizzo scores and now Heyward's on first and Javy on third and all the Cubs need is a little dink.
Willson Contreras is WAY too eager and strikes out.
And now it's Kyle Schwarber, who's been striking out like a madman and really... this is the perfect situation.
If he can come through it'll be huge.
You and I are so on the edge of our seat.
2 balls, a miss, a foul, and another ball and now the count is full and Allen throws a breaking something that's low and outside that Schwarber flinches at with his bat.
The camera stays on him for a second and whew - he walked!
He suddenly whips off his helmet and starts to third base. Quick cut to the ump who called him out. Scharber's screaming, you're screaming, I'm screaming and after a scuffle where Javy's got to try and stop the bull from charging... it's over.
They go down the steps to the dugout, Maddon goes and gives the ump a piece of his mind, and it's just a sour taste in everyone's mouths.
And now it's snowing in Chicago and today's game has already been called, surely to be made up on September 23rd, which will mean the Cubs play 25 games without a day off to end the season.
Okay if not this game, SOME game will be made up on that day I swear, and you'll be screaming and I'll be screaming and...
Oh well, that's baseball.
Enjoy Sunday and Game of Thrones.