Well that was a terrible loss. The Cubs got it handed to them 12-4 by the Brewers.
That was the bad news.
The good news was Kris Bryant crushed his first major league home run and boy was he glad he did it.
“It’s kind of been a while, but I did it,” Bryant said. “It’s a cool feeling and we had fun with it. It would have been nice to get a win out of it, but it will still be a day I’ll be able to remember.”
However, the movement he went to the dugout to be congratulated, he was greeted by an empty bench. Oh, those baseball pranks.
“The funny part is that KB came after us to be congratulated,” Joe Maddon said. “He found us to be congratulated. I thought that was pretty funny.”
Welcome to the Joe Maddon era.
An oddity of sorts, but catcher David Ross pitched in the ninth inning and ended up throwing nine of eleven pitches in strikes. Sign him up!
“There was nobody else left on the bench, so I was getting loose to pinch-hit in case we got some guys on,” said Ross. “He came to me with a big smile and said, ‘Do you want to pitch?’ I just kind of stared at him for a while, and said, ‘Yeah, why not.’ He said, ‘All right, you’re in there.’ Then the nerves and the heart rate went to another level.”
So, today is Mother’s Day and the pink bats are in full, um,swing. I hope not. The Cubs will try to overcome the loss when Kyle Hendricks takes to the mound. Take your Mom to a game, watch one on television or listen to one on the radio.
“I honestly think there’s not enough Mother’s Days in the year,” Jason Hammel said.
I told my son the other day that sunday was Mother’s Day and he said, “Daddy, everyday is Mother’s Day.”
Yeah, he’s learning.