When Kyle “The Professor” Hendricks is good, he’s amazing. Even though the Cubs lost last night to the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1.
“He’s a young Major League pitcher, he’s going to keep getting better,” said Cubs manager Joe Maddon. “He had it all going on. He pitched really well, we just didn’t score any runs.”
It was just a case of the pitching was there but the runs weren’t. The Cubs now are three games behind Pittsburgh and have a day off before hosting the Pirates at home in a crucial series.
One thing is for certain in this somewhat fairy tale season for the mighty North Siders and that is they’re keeping it interesting. As it stands now, the Cubs still hold the second Wild Card spot.
“It’s a big series, obviously,” said Kyle Hendricks. “We want to catch those guys, and we want to get the Wild Card Game here.”
Jon Lester gets the ball in tomorrow’s matchup and with a September that’s seeing every series as being the most important series of the year, well naw, I’m not even going to go there.
It’s going to be the biggest series of the year.
After Joe Maddon brought in a couple of zoo animals to lighten things up a bit yesterday, there’s a party vibe within the Cubs camp. I mean not winning a World Series since 1908, you have to laugh. They celebrate after every win and they’ll celebrate once they clinch even though their eye is on a much bigger prize; beating the Cardinals.
“We’re going to celebrate then, too; I promise you,” Maddon said. “You celebrate along the way because the threat is you may never get to the end, so why miss all these opportunities to celebrate achievement?”
Speaking of celebrating, did anyone see this:
A competitive eater in Chicago, Tim “Gravy” Brown decided he wanted to reverse the “curse” so what does he do? He contacts Takeru Kobayashi a six time hot dog eating champ to do, yeah, EAT A GOAT! in 10 minutes!
The event took place at Taco In a Bag and did they do it? well…
Stranger things have happened in Wrigleyville.