Saturday, October 8, 2016

Cubs Live Up To Hype

CHI 5 SF 2 at Wrigley
The clinical Chicago Cubs surgically removed Giants starter Jeff Samardzija after two innings and despite an injury to starter (and NL ERA leader) Kyle Hendricks their bullpen squelched any thought of scoring and they emerged with a win and a two-zip lead in the series. As ChuckieD said:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, . . .
Thus we have the 2016 season. I am immensely excited by the resurrection that happened against Colorado and Los Angeles that launched the Giants into the wild card game. I'm overjoyed by the spectacular win they conjured up over New York to get the playoffs. I did think the Giants could get a win in Chicago before coming home. Alas, it didn't happen.

Madison Bumgarner, once again, is tasked with rescuing the Giants. Who better? It's pointless to think past Monday. MadBum at home in an elimination game: should be some spectacular baseball theater. Let's hope the good guys prevail.




Zo said...

On a related note, MLB Network can eat shit and die.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Absolutely. I was shocked the Cubs weren't the featured game on Fox or ESPN or what-have-you. Good thing I had MLB audio, at least Flemm & Co. were reassuringly familiar which made the loss a little easier to deal with. I did catch the end of the Jays game last night on the the streaming site I use, so at least I know that works with the playoffs.

Big game, man. Big game. Even if the Giants can't pull off the comeback and win three in a row at least they can make Chicago sweat. A win against them would be massive, not just avoiding elimination, but postponing the coronation. They are the faves but not invincible. Should be a tougher challenge for Bum, though, Cubs hit way better v. lefties than most teams.

Arrieta has been mortal in the 2nd half, maybe the Giants can jump on him and get some early runs and give Bum cushion.

M.C. O'Connor said...

First pitch 6:38 pm Pacific.


M.C. O'Connor said...


That was a 6-hour game!

Way to go, Giants!

I was in such despair after Romo blew the save but they prevailed. Great work from the rookie Ty Blach, from Law and Strickland as well. Wow. I can't believe it.

Way to go, Giants!

Matt Moore tomorrow.

M.C. O'Connor said...

OK, so it was a FIVE hour game--kinda lost track! What an epic win!