Much to my dismay Sianis is proven a prophet yet again. This game was much further out of reach than the shutout score would indicate, Cubs bats were practically lifeless against Kulber.
Sigh, well that’s why extended series are good despite the nay saying of some who pointedly drag their heavy coats out of the closet and make jokes about Thanksgiving games (you know, there’s a reason that Canadian Thanksgiving is in October and what’s the matter with a few, or 17 inches, of snowflakes anyway?). It’s a 162 game regular season that slows things down and every Series should have 7 games except the Wild Card which should have 5. This allows the best team with the greatest depth to prevail.
Or the Cubs sure hope so. Frankly part of me rebels against the concept that a single pitcher can carry a club through a whole Series but that doesn’t keep it from being used successfully by Managers who count on picking up the odd unexpected game here or there while ruining a player for life.
That’s why they call it the Big League bucko. There is no crying.
Tonight the Cubs will start their second Ace, Arrieta, while drone gashed Bauer attempts to not bleed all over the ball (seems a bit of a sacrifice for a spitter) and it all takes place an hour early in an attempt to out run the rain.
Good luck with that.
The worst case is that intermittent showers (which seem likely) delay things enough so that we have an official game (5 Innings at bat for the losers) by 11 pm.
Spahn and Sain and pray for rain, except in this case it works against the Cubs.
Then we’ll use Sain
Then an off day
Followed by rain
Back will come Spahn
Followed by Sain
By two days of rain