This schedule is nuts!
During the next 77-odd hours, 15 of them will feature the Cubs playing the Cardinals.
5 games (about 15 hours) in 4 days (96 hours minus today's 19 hours waiting til 7PM game time).
I always screw up math but whatever.
Also, 11 year old me can't help doing the Cardinals pooping on their logo.
How about Christopher Morel?
I don't believe this is like a Tuffy Rhodes thing, where Morel will start off on fire and flame out.
Rhodes hit those 3 homers on Opening Day in '96, and then... honestly I can't remember BUT... Morel feels real and a godsend.
That scene last night..
Bottom 10th with Jason Heyward at third, one out and Morel down 2 strikes... He looks over his shoulder at Willson Contreras who takes an exaggerated deep breath to remind Morel to just b r e a t h e.
Which Morel does.
Then he delivers with the fly ball to Christian Yelich, who's got something hitchy going on with his arm because it wasn't even close.
Heyward tags and scores, Cubs win 4-3.
AND NOW IT'S SO GREAT TO GO INTO THIS CARDINALS SERIES WITH A LITTLE MOMENTUM!
Tonight at 7:05 we'll get to see two crazy-talented kids - our Keegan Thompson and the Cards' Matthew Liberatore.
Tomorrow's Stroman and then we'll see Swarmer and Steele and somebody else by Sunday, and by then, I'm gonna be needing some caffeine.
Also I forgot the double header will be 7-inning games so they won't be the 3 hr 5 min MLB average so.. sue me.