Last Night Made Me Cry (well…almost)
This is going to be short because I see no need (and lack the desire) to look hard at this game. It was close the entire time but never should have been. There should not have been lead changes or nail biting moments. The Cubs literally beat themselves in this one. I’d rather forget it and move on. Also, I didn’t follow this one all that closely. I periodically checked the score via cubs.com’s gameday. Here’s a recap of what I saw when I checked in:
4th inning: Dempster wild pitch brings in the Brewers’ first run to tie the game. Depressing way to tie the game.
6th: Cubs go up 2-1 on a Burnitz single. There’s Burnitz again, let’s hope he stays hot.
7th: Brewers take the lead with a two run shot. Damnit.
9th: This is where it got bad. Novoa intentionally walks the bases loaded only to walk in the winning run. I couldn’t believe what I just saw.
If you asked me to think of the worst way to lose a game, I would point to last night. Half of the Brewers’ runs were GIVEN to them by the Cubs. About the only positive I can think of in this whole debacle is that the Cubs’ performances tend to swing from very impressive to down right depressing and vice versa. Let’s hope that today we see a Maddux who goes 7 or 8, some hot bats and no errors from anyone on the Cubs.