Sports So sorry ‘bout your Ms
posted by June 14 at 14:35 PMon
Not really, though my prediction about the Cubs playing down to the level of Weaver almost came through. After a 3-run first, the Cubs were quiet, as was the CBIL, until the Mariners busted loose for four runs on one stinking hit in the 6th(one hit batsmen, two walks, an error and a double) to go up 4-3 on the Cubs. (The guy in front of us actually asked to be warned when the whistle might be cued up, as OSHA had registered a complaint about the decibels involved.) But, despite some trash talk in the men’s room, no more whistling was to come: the Ms relievers broke down for once (hello, various comment thread types from Tuesday night’s game) and the Cubs scored two in the 8th and held on to win 5-4.
The Cubs were something like 3-12 in one-run games coming into this series, and now we’ve won two one-run games in a row from a much better team. What does this mean? Nothing much for the Cubs, as the Brewers also won and we’re still 5 games under .500, but it’s worse news for the Ms, since the A’s and Angels both won. Some small part of me felt bad that CBIL flew all the way here just to see his Ms lose twice, but a larger part of me is very happy that my season record is now 2-3.