October 07, 2015

"Just Go Out And Play."

That was Cubs manager Joe Maddon's instruction to his team before tonight's wild card game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  They did.

Starter Jake Arrietta went out and became the first pitcher ever to throw a shutout with at least 10 strikeouts (11, in this case) and no walks in a post-season game.  Rookie Kyle Schwarber blasted a 449foot home run into the Allegheny River beyond PNC Park's right field fence, CF Dexter Fowler added another for a final score of 4-0.  And I'll be damned if I'm not smilin' like a damfool.

Next up is another first ever: the Cubs face the St Louis Cardinals in the postseason.  There will be blood, and we will all be lucky to survive it.

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1 Congrats to the Cubs and Cubs fans!  Although, to be honest, I do feel a bit sorry for Pittsburgh.  This is, what, the third year straight they've been knocked out in the Wild Card or Division Series.  Not that they're alone in that particular category.  I hope so desperately that the Cubs beat the Cardinals.  St. Louis shouldn't even be relevant this year, and yet they're a highly-improbable 100 game winner.

Posted by: Ben at October 08, 2015 10:41 AM (S4UJw)

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