It’s always painful to lose to the Cardinals, moreso to lose a series, and even moreso when one of those games is a bit of a blowout. That’s why we cling to the feel good of the second game.
Oh, and also to these fun moments…
-A six-run inning followed by a four-run inning. Unfortunately, the Cubs used up all of their runs in that game, but we enjoyed them at the time.
-Jeff Baker being Jeff Baker. LEFTY! BAKER SMASH!
-Garza being the ultimate cheerleader to the point of climbing all over the dugout to congratulate a teammate.
-Nobody tarps a field like the Wrigley groundscrew. We don’t want them to come out, but we know the field is in good hands when they do.
-Theriot getting booed. Normally, we’re not big on the booing, but the first time he came up to bat, it was a little satisfying.
-Bill Kurtis singing the Stretch while throwing teddy bears. The man has style.
-A rare Cardinal fun moment: Kyle Lohse dressing up as Tony LaRussa.
-Samardzija’s 15 scoreless innings. Yes, he gave up three runs the next inning, but those fifteen were pretty sweet.
-Garza talking to himself every time he walks off the mound. Mic him.
-Koyie Hill hitting an RBI triple AND an RBI double. All Hail the Patron Player!
-Blake DeWitt in left field. Well, why the hell not?