Rich is away so I'm picking up the slack this weekend while he's exiled to Canada or something.
What Happened: Well, it ain't all gonna be puppies and rainbows. Aside from finding out Kyle Schwarber was done for the year, the Cubs took their first loss of the season.
Chicago was hanging onto a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 8th when Paul Goldschmidt got a base hit that would score Jean Segura from second base and tie the game. This of course led to all the wonderful armchair managers with their brilliant eagle-eye hindsight to come out from their troll caves and shout, "HE SHOULDA WALKED GOLDSCHMIDT!"
Calm the fuck down alright? Strop handled Goldschmidt fine the night before. Sometimes not everything can go our way OK? This shit irritates me to no end. I'm a cynical asshole as much as the next guy but this sort of bitching is stupid.
What can we take away from this loss: How about Jason Hammel pitching pretty well/ 6 innings, 6 strikeouts, 1 earned run. Those type of quality starts will do just fine from our #4 pitcher.
"YOU ARE NEXT" (brought to you by TMS Correspondent Chong Li):