So to get things going, the game between the Rockies and Cubs on Tuesday of last week, set a bunch of records. The game went to 16 innings and was 6 hours and 27 minutes long, making it the longest game in terms of time for either franchise and Wrigley Field. Also, this game was the first time that a Chicago Cubs position player pitched and got the win. Have a look below.
After the Cubs took 3 of 4 from the Rox at Wrigley and 2 of 3 from the Dodgers in LA, they rolled into Denver looking to keep rolling. To do that, the Cubs called up top AAA prospect Javier Baez to much fanfare. And this guy got to go see his debut. While the first 5 at bats didn't go so well for Baez, the sixth one did and boy was it big. Have a look.
Well the next night the Rox would avenge the previous nights loss by down right shelling the Cubs starter Jake Arrieta who took his first loss; he's now 6-1. Final score 13-4 yikes. Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez hit a no-doubter which was an ominous sign to things about to fall off the Arrieta bus.
Well, the Cubs weren't to be out done especially after a trouncing and would you believe it...this Baez kid can hit.
To add, here's a piece of Cubs history. On this day (August 8th) in 1988 the Cubs faced the Phillies beneath the lights of Wrigley Field, the first night game in the history of the stadium. Although it would be cancelled in the fourth due to rain, the first official night game was recorded the next night, a 6-4 win over the Mets. I was a day shy of 7 months old.
Finally, to thank all of you were being awesome and send you into the weekend with some humor: Ted Lasso returns to NBC sports and might just be funnier than the first time. Both videos are shown below. Have a great weekend everyone!