A Shot of Borbon

julio borbon

This is the strangest season in a long time. An unlikely hero in an unlikely place. Julio Borbon hits a walk off to give the Cubs a 6-5 win in extra innings yesterday.

There’s something about the city of Chicago and their flare for the dramatic. Not to be upstaged by the Black Hawks, the Cubs sent the game into the 14th inning before Julio Borbon sent the ball into orbit allowing Starlin Castro to score (yes, the same Castro who I just said a couple of days ago would have a big game) after he stole second base. Nate Schierholtz was on first after the Reds walked him scored as well.

“It’s my first walk-off,” Borbon said. “It was definitely worth the wait.”

When someone orders three sugars and three creams at a popular coffee company Tim Horton’s, people call it a Triple Triple, so is that what the most underrated player in the game, Nate Schierholtz did yesterday? getting two triples?

I’m glad to see Starlin come up with his big game it could be just what he needed.

“That was by far the best day he’s had all year,” Sveum said. “He should’ve had a walk-off home run (in the ninth inning). That was a shame. We’d have been in New York by now.”

I could talk about Starlin’s big day, but the real hero is Julio Borbon. The guy who came off the bench and walked off a hero. Damn, that’s a good log line for a film. I got dibs on that one.

Great job Julio!

The Cubs are off to New York today to face the Mets as Edwin Jackson looks for his third win this season. Game time is 7:10.

—Mark

One comment

  1. Dave · June 14, 2013

    Great game to watch. It was, everything it wasn’t suppose to be stats wise but, take that shot of Borbon for the win!

    Like

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