Cubs Series Post Mortem

I’m a little behind the eight ball lately, been kind of busy and then there was those pesky taxes to file.  Playing the Cubbies is always an adventure.  The Cubs always seem to play the Cardinals like they are the poster team for 106 years of World Series futility.  They just refuse to play like they suck, they do it against every other team, so why they won’t do it against the Cardinals is very disingenuous of them.  It always has to be difficult.  On to the post mortem.

 

Friday, April 11—Cards 3 Cubs 6

This was a Joe Kelly start, so it should have been a win.  Someone forgot to tell the Baseball Gods or they were just sleeping on the job.  Joe did splendidly for the first 6 innings, but in the 7th the wheels came off the bus.  Kolten Wong made a disastrous fielding error, and Joe couldn’t record an out after that and one run scored.  In comes Carlos Martinez and stops the bleeding, for that inning anyway.  Martinez gives up a single in the 8th and out he comes, Siegrist coming in.  Siegrist then allows the guy Martinez put on to score, and then allows another run of his own for good measure.  So the Cubbies are now in the lead, but the Cards battle back in the 9th to tie the game and send it in to extras.  In the top of the 11th,  Trevor Rosenthal comes in and does an un-Trevor like thing; he gives up a 3 run home run to Welington Freaking Castillo.  Who spells Wellington with only one “l” anyway?  The hero of Waterloo is turning in his grave.

So the Cubbies win this one, and all of Cardinal Nation has a giant freak out session.

 

Saturday, April 12—Cards 10 Cubs 4

Now this one was more like it.  Adam Wainwright on the mound.  He has that Waino look on his face like the world is his to own.  He winds up and throws his first pitch—-right over the plate and knocked into the seats by Junior Lake.  Okay, that didn’t go over too well.   Never fear though, the Cardinals came back and took out a giant can of whuppass and doused them Cubbies with it.  Four runs in the 2nd, 5 more in the 4th.  Carlos Villanueva left the mound in the 4th inning, crying (not really).   The Cubs weren’t really in this one, they managed to squeeze 3 more runs out of Waino so I guess that was their World Series moment of the day.

 

Sunday, April 13—Cards 6 Cubs 4

Cards took the series behind Michael Wacha.  This one was a little more difficult to get.  Once again the Cubs forgot they suck.  Wacha decided to emulate his mentor, Waino, and give up a home run in the first inning; he decided to be a little different though and wait until the 3rd batter to do it.  This one was a 2 run jobber too, not a solo like the one Waino gave up.  The kid needs some work I guess (just kidding).  The Cards took the lead back in the second inning, then the Cubs tied it in the top of the 4th, then the Cards took the lead back again in the bottom of the 4th on a beautiful triple by Speedy Petey Bourjos, who was then brought home on a sac fly by Matt Carpenter.  It stayed that way until the 8th, when the Cardinals added two more insurance runs.  It was a good thing to, because Trevor Rosenthal came in to close and gave Cardinal Nation some drama by allowing the Cubbies to score another run.  All’s well that ends well, as they say.

On to Milwaukee and the Only Temporarily in First Place Brewers.

 

Thank you for reading.

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