(Editor's Note: I already put this out in social and the mistake has been pointed out to me and yes I'm a complete moron. The score was 11-4, but I didn't watch the end because I was PAINTING THIS PAINTING and missed the last two runs. Also, "Editor's Note" is a joke that only I laugh at, sorry.)
Amazing what one little grand slam will do.
And to follow it up with another 3-run dinger made it even better.
Kyle Schwarber knocked in a career best 7 runs, and the dread of the previous 2 Brewer losses at least diminished.
That dread... it's like an evil prairie dog that comes out of it's little prairie dog cave and screams at the top of it's rodent lungs.
That happened to me, sitting in some farmer's woods when I was a kid and it scared. the. crap. outofme.
It sounded human.
Like 20' away.
But I'm meandering.
What a great and absolutely necessary victory.
Kyle Schwarber hit the longest grand slam in um... a really really long time I can't remember but saw on the Yankees/Red Sox game.
Then he hit a 1-2 fastball out the other way with a sort of whoopsie swing that looked like he was just protecting the plate.
Like an Avenger or something.
2 at bats, 7 runs, not bad.
And shortly after that, something else happened that made you feel like... oh yeah, I remember this.
In a good way.
Quintana throws one high and outside to Jesus Aguilar, who swings and hits a foul over in Rizzo territory, and you could tell he had a bead on it and a real chance.
He had to reach into the stands over somebody with a glove and somebody with a hat, but he caught it.
And lately, that kind of play has sort of eluded our fav team and gave me that thing even you and I have been missing... confidence.
And THEN, well Schwarber had hit his second one and it was 7-zip and then blah blah blah the Brewers had a big inning when Quintana walked a couple guys and loaded the bases and blah blah the Brewers scored 3... but THEN Victor Caratini comes in to pinch hit for Brad Brach and pulls one out with Happ and Schwarber on base, so now it's 10 to 3.
And by the way, Ian Happ still hasn't gotten a hit but he's got a .364 OBP and has scored 3 runs because he walked 3 of his 7 at bats so far.
Because he found a way to get on base.
Okay, now it's a day of rest, so bullpen please, like... call Tom Brady and borrow his weird ass bed in a chamber or whatever he sleeps in and get some power napping in.
It's the Cardinals in St. Louis on Tuesday, and we need everyone to be ready to go ruin the post All Star break mojo they have going down there.