Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Play of the Day: Good Job, New Guy!

The Cubs looked to be well on their way to another loss to another crap team.  Dempster was walking the pitcher on four pitches. Jeff Baker was trying to throw the ball into the outfield instead of second base.  Soriano was letting the ball get by him to go all the way to the wall.  Santo was babbling about how he couldn't believe it, leaving us to wonder why he couldn't believe it since this was as regular an occurence as the sun rising in the east.

Then in the bottom of the 6th inning, the Cubs put together what looked like another one of their patented Tease Rallies.  These are the situations where the Cubs put themselves in a position to tie a game, or take the lead by getting just one more hit (or even a fly ball into the outfield).  They then mystify everyone by not only not scoring, but finding a new and inventive way of not scoring.

Geovany Soto had pulled the Cubs within a run and put the tying run on third with only one out with an RBI single that made the score 3-2.  Soriano promptly stepped in and struck out.  Of course, the next batter would hit the deep fly ball that would have been useful just one batter sooner.

But that isn't what happened.  Newly acquired Blake DeWitt (who apparently hasn't finished reading the team playbook) singled on an 0-2 count to tie the game.


The Milwaukee bullpen then continued its implosion that led to the eventual final score of Cubs 15, Milwaukee 3.  But none of it would have happened if the new guy had followed the basic Cubs blueprint for this season.  He also added a 3-run homerun to cap off the scoring in the 8th.

Way to go, new guy.  Way to not know how to read.  Nobody teach him.

3 comments:

waxpaperbeercup.com said...

it's just a matter of time until dewitt becomes a 'real-cub'.

Aisle 424 said...

Tick... tick... tick...

Cubs Fan Report said...

Maybe we can scrap out a few more wins before that happens. (I know, wishful thinking).

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