In case all the shouting and hysteria didn’t reach you on your justifiably Cub-free Sunday, Travis Wood’s spot start went better than expected, and the Cubs managed to win the game 4-3 on a walk-off walk by David DeJesus in the 11th inning.
Wood had a messy second inning in which he walked two Dodgers and allowed a run, but otherwise he acquitted himself well. The problem was a two-run homer that he served up to Juan Rivera in the third, putting the Cubs in a 3-0 hole.
Starlin Castro answered back immediately with a two-run single in the bottom half of the frame, and Wood retired 11 straight batters after the homer. But despite putting the leadoff man on base five times (and more often than not, it was Bryan LaHair; he went 3 for 4 with a walk today), the Cubs weren’t able to stage a rally.
Until the ninth.
Ian Stewart, apparently feeling well enough to pinch-hit, reached on a one-out single. DeJesus followed with a walk. Now, in this situation, I definitely don’t enjoy seeing Tony Campana at the plate, but this time, he delivered: Campanarama 2.0 lined a double into center, plating Stewart.