Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Play of the Day: Ted Drops an Awesome Bomb on Michael Bourn

It should not be surprising that Ted Lilly was awesome in his probable final start as a Chicago Cub.  It should also not be surprising that the Cubs couldn't score to save their lives, that the Astros' go-ahead run scored without a hit, or that Lance "Fat Elvis" Berkman would remember for the first time this year that he is supposed to be a good hitter.

So even though the squeeze play that broke the tie or the Berkman grand slam were bigger plays, today's Play of the Game is in honor of Theodore Roosevelt Lilly's awesomeness.

Ted gave up a couple of leadoff singles in the fifth to Chris Johnson and Humberto Quintero to put runners on the corners with nobody out.  He got Brett Myers to pop up on the infield, but Michael Bourn stood in with an opportunity to drive in a run with any sort of hit into the outfield or even a groundball since he would be near impossible to double up.

Ted immediately got him down 0-2 and on the fourth pitch dropped a beautiful curve ball on Bourn that just wasn't fair.  Bourn swung and missed by a mile. 

He then retired Angel Sanchez to get out of the inning.

Vintage Ted.  I'll miss him.


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