Don't know about you, but I was losing my mind watching the Cubs not hit during this Sox series.
In the last 3 days, the Cubs scored 7 runs on 18 hits while the other guys scored 18 on 33.
But yesterday Yu Darvish continued his amazing season - he's the subject of tons of Cy Young talk.
7 innings, 101 pitches, 10 Ks and a walk.
And for the bats, they came through against a really good Dylan Cease in the bottom of the 6th - "the third time through" as they say.
Javy Baez doubled and Kyle Schwarber hit a middle of the plate slider 340 feet.
I'd forgotten what it's like to experience spontaneous joyful noise making.
Just in time.
Kimbrel came in for the 8th and struck out Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada like it was nothing.
He looked so confident!
Then he threw 4 straight balls to Yasmani Grandal before walking Jose Abreu, so David Ross replaced him with Jeremy Jeffress.
He went the rest of the way and got the save, but the last out came with the bases loaded.
Then the recording of "Go Cubs Go" as the W flag goes up.
And... you feel back to normal?
Here's the thing.
I kept looking at the Sox lineup and thinking it's just monster after monster.
And it is.
But they're kid monsters, and this is The Bigs.
As time goes by, pitching will adjust and find holes and weak spots.
And my hope is that in about 5 weeks, in the final series of the season vs the Sox, Jon Lester will get a chance to point that out.
Okay now it's a 3 gamer in Detroit, each one starting at 6:10.
Then a day off.
Kris Bryant sounds like he'll sit for a bit, but maybe we see Chatwood and Quintana come back.
That would be nice.