Friday, October 3, 2008
Whaddya say, the Cubs are gonna lose today
In typical Cubs fashion, I spent a long time building up fiber only to take a really amazing shit later. Much like my bowels, the Cubs had a whole season of buildup just to shit the bed in the playoffs. It's really quite astounding how quickly they have put themselves on the brink of elimination.
To recap last night's game:
- Zambrano pitches well enough to only give up 3 runs, but winds up with 7 (only 3 earned) thanks to some "clutch" defensive errors. The box score says there were only (only?!) four, but there were at least 6. Needless to say, the "Wrigley Faithful" had turned into their usual Boo-Bird selves by the 4th inning.
- Billingsley tears apart the Cubs order without mercy. There's not much else to say other than that he was nigh-unhittable and I enjoyed watching him crush the Cubs lineup.
- Fukudome is quickly becoming a Chicago pariah. He's getting booed before his at-bats, and leaves the batter's box with a slow walk back to the dugout that gives the fans more reason to keep booing. 0-4 with 3 K's? I'm so glad the Sox "settled" for Quentin - you have no idea.
- The Cubs "threatened" by bringing the game as close as 10-3 before having their hopes crushed gloriously. Perhaps I was a little too kind when I said the Dodgers would take it in 4 - here's hoping the Cubs can manage to choke in 3.