“It was a @!#$ ball” those words mouthed by Anthony Rizzo after a really terrible call. It pretty much sums up a rain drenched game that the Cubs ended up losing 10-8 against the Detroit Tigers.
Starting pitcher Jason Hammel struggled to find his groove. Three home runs were hit off the hurler including a near home run by Miguel Cabrera in which fan interference was involved. A young fan reached over the netting to snag the ball. After the play went under review, it was determined that interference was the call.
“Effort-wise, I don’t feel like I’m doing anything different and I’m not trying to overthrow,” Jason Hammel said. “Sometimes less is more. It’s disappointing to go out there and have good stuff like I did tonight and just get hit around the yard. It was one of those nights where it seemed like they knew what was coming.”
I think the problem is that the Cubs are playing a two game series against a very tough Detroit Tigers, no matter where they are in the standings.
The Cubs bounced back to tie the game in the sixth after a two hour rain delay. By the way, I love watching the ground crew pull out the tarps. They do an amazing job. It’s an art seeing the efficiency and speed that goes into that.
Kyle Schwarber continued his torrid pace since being called up this summer. He smacked his ninth home run.
“That kid can play baseball,” Hammel said of Schwarber. “Being in college last year, and all of a sudden in the show and hitting laser beams all over the yard, he’s pretty impressive to watch. He’s got a good attitude, too. He’s keeping it level and taking it in in stride.”
The Cubs have now lost two in a row, they fought back last night after the delay. They didn’t let themselves get down after an unfortunate start to the game and some bad calls. They’re going to need that kind of moxy in October.
“They got the power, they got the speed
To be the best in the National League
Well this is the year and the Cubs are real
So come on down to Wrigley Field”
Somewhere, Steve is smiling.