Welcome to the shit show
Raker called it a shit show. Spot on.
One of the strangest games I’ve ever seen. I don’t think I even really enjoyed it. I enjoyed texting and tweeting about it more than watching it. If you weren’t sure that Maddon is off his rocker? You should be sold on that now.
Misuse of the bench – again – NO ONE left when needed. Which is why Bryant (who is admitted “dinged up”) was even IN the game for that at-bat. My first thought when he got hit? Not “broken wrist.” Worse. I thought “Derrek Lee.” I hope he’s okay. When Russell comes back, I hope they give KB a few days off.
Rizzo at third? Just stupid. It’s great that he was all giggly about it, but to me? Scooter Gennett looked PISSED about it. And, if we’ve learned anything from history? Don’t mess with guys named Scooter. Probably. It appeared that he said something to Zobrist, who shrugged and it looked like he said, “I don’t know, man.” You just don’t DO stuff like that at this point in the season. And, quite frankly, you don’t kick a bad team when they are down, and that’s one bad team…who is going to be all kinds of fired up tonight.
The Cubs scored thirteen runs! More accurately said? The Reds gave up thirteen runs.
Heyward stepped into the time machine and is back in 2016. How does he swing with his foot upside down like that?
Thom Brennamannnn threw up in his own mouth at least four times.
Okay. So the Kyle Schwarber experiment at lead off failed. So did the Kyle Schwarber batting second. Can we PLEASE see him bat eighth – if he HAS to start at all?
Why isn’t Almora playing more? Can anyone explain THAT? Him and Jay are the best hitting outfielders on the team, and they PLATOON, kinda. Insert eye roll here.
Lackey stinks. The nicest thing they could say about him last night? He’s good for five innings every time out. So is Chris Bosio’s diaper, but we don’t want to see it.
Felix Pena throws hard. For a skunk.
Eugenio Suarez has 23 homers, and 19 of them are against the Cubs, I think. Here’s an idea. Have a pre-game talk about how to pitch to him, and then DO it.
Note to Thomm Brennnnammann – we KNOW that Joey Votto is a professional hitter. You don’t have to tell us that every at bat. He’s also spent his entire career on a shitty team and seems happy about it, so there’s that.
Cubs are ten games over .500 and pulling away a little…and I’m pissed off. Why is that?
Maybe because instead of drilling the first hitter in the bottom of the ninth, Maddon chose to play “musical fielders” instead.