I’ll be honest, I felt this one coming. I said it yesterday when talking about this series and reiterated it this morning. John Lackey scared the fuck out of me. I’d rather face a young guy with a great “stuff” over a crafty veteran all day every day in the month of October. He was dominant. He controlled the umpire from the first inning on, toyed with the Cubs and painted the (very large) corners. What sucks is Lester was great as well but he had a couple mistakes in the first and one in the 8th and that’s all she wrote. That’s playoff baseball, welcome to the real fucking deal, boys. Time to pick ourselves of the mat and come out tomorrow and start hammering the ball. Win with Hendricks then you’re back at Wrigley on Monday with Jesus Christ on the bump. No need to panic, let’s see how tomorrow goes before that happens. Does this guy look worried? HA!
Silver lining, Cardinals wasted their bullshit pinch hit home run from some no name loser with that Tommy Pham pimp job. You knew it was happening at some point, every October like clockwork, happy we got it out of the way early on a night the Cubs weren’t hitting anything anyway.