OMG the PIRATES?
The Cubs lost 2-3 to the Pirates on a walkoff home run by Jacob Stallings in the bottom of the 9th off Cub reliever Andrew Chafin.
It was kind of a gut punch as it came an inning after Anthony Rizzo hit a homer, an actual home run, the hit we hadn't seen in what seemed like months.
Such a sweet, clutch, 2-run shot, and it tied the game at 2 and you just thought okay, pull this one out and maybe that homer logjam got busted up some.
SO much happiness in the dugout - it felt like momentum or something.
And on a bullpen day where Adbert Alzolay looked like... well he didn't look like the guy we'd all seen so far.
He looked like a what you'd call a big league pitcher.
He had command.
He had 7 Ks in 4 innings.
Of 1-run ball.
Quintana (nobody thought he was really "starting"), Alzolay, Ryan, Tepera, and then the 2nd appearance of former AZ reliever Chafin.
Move on and see what happens.
Oh yeah, they clinched a playoff spot, too.
I gotta run, the painting isn't finished and I'll update it later today when it is.