If I ever had a similar look on my face, my grandfather used to say
that a bird would come by and poop on my lip.
Jimminy Jillickers, kids, I would just looooove to recap the game for you guys. Alas, as I said during the 6th inning, those of you who stomp off in disgust before the end of the game risk missing the big comeback and I threatened not to recap it for those of you without the fortitude to stick around. And . . . well . . . ahem.
I will say that this game reminded me very much of the 9-run comeback the 1989 Cubs had against Houston that year. That game was seemed to be the turning point that year, the game when that team realized that anything was possible. Let’s hope that this game has the same effect on the 2009 Cubs.
On the off-chance that you feel really super-cheated by my refusing to recap yesterday’s game for you, fair-weather fans, you can read how it all went down here.
In other fun reading material today, you can learn that yes, DeRosa and Wood really do carry nostalgia in their hearts for their days at Wrigley here. By the way, in case your wondering how both McDreamy and Kid K faired in their return to Wrigley, both received warm standing ovations from the crowd for their initial appearances. McDreamy then ran into the corner of the bullpen phone with his thigh (ouch!) and Kerry gave up a dinger to DLee to tie the game. Welcome home, boys!
Or about how Lou really, really wants to get Marmol more work (I plan that makes my stomach queasy) here. Or, for a special Saturday pick-me-up, about how the home of the Northern Sausage People was damaged by flooding here. Or, about how the Cubs are finally, FINALLY going to make an effort to get Jake Fox’s bat some more ABs here.
In game two of the series, Ted Lilly (7-4) takes on Tomo Okha (0-1) today at 12:05 on WGN.
I have a delicious feeling the worst may be behind us, with only sunshine lollipops and rainbows ahead. Lineups to come.
Hey, you didn’t f*ck it up! Congrats!We beat the Dodgers! And only 8 months too late!
Lilly allowed only Matt Kemp’s seventh-inning home run in his seven innings, but without Hill and Fox he couldn’t have run his Wrigley Field record to 4-1 with a 1.29 ERA. He has won 11 of his last 15 decisions at home. “I’ve said it before — there’s an advantage with the crowd,” Lilly said. “Whether you’re a hitter or a pitcher, it’s kind of nice playing here, especially with 40,000 people pulling for you.”
Awww, Ted. We (heart) you, too. And not just because we’re slightly terrified of you.
Doug Melvin tries to pull a fast one on us, using Homer Simpson-level reverse psychology:
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said he’s not talking to any teams about trades, dispelling the notion that Milwaukee is looking for a second baseman or in the hunt for Padres starter Jake Peavy. “We don’t have any trade discussions going on with anybody,” Melvin said Friday night before Milwaukee took on the Cincinnati Reds.
He shall be watched.
The streak is dead! Long live the streak!
Um . . .I don’t know if anyone really noticed, but the end of the old streak and the beginning of the new streak coincided rather dramatically with LOHO’s move to the new digs. I don’t want to brag or antything, but the players just seemed to have more energy last night; they seemed a bit more excited. New blog digs will do that to a team.