Sleeping Air Traffic Control: maybe it's the Cubs' fault.

 

Man was that ever a sleep-inducing Chicago Cub performance.


They managed 5 sluggish singles and 1 drowsy double off hypnotizing Colorado pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, who went all 9 innings.
This was like watching a 2 hour Lunesta commercial.
Bored umpire Jerry Layne must have been semi-dozing when Carlos Pena hit a line drive foul ball. It hit him in the ankle, one can only imagine the sound, and I almost hurled.

Matt Garza gave up a couple singles and a walk to load 'em in the 2nd, when Chris Ianetta hit one over Marlon Byrd's head. His back to the play, Starlin Castro thinks Ianetta's pulling into second. He catches Byrd's throw and in mid spin sees Ianetta's on his way to third and very gettable, but throws it over Aramis' head and into the dugout.
4-zip Rockies, and you could have hit the sack right then.

In Garza's 3 starts, the 6-7 Cubs have scored a total of 4 runs, all in his first loss to the 6-7 Pirates.  

I woke up around 11, watched the Hawks lose to the Canucks.
Then... I couldn't sleep.

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"This was like watching a 2 hour Lunesta commercial."

lulz.

"Jerry Layne must have been semi-dozing when Carlos Pena hit a line drive foul ball. It hit him in the ankle, one can only imagine the sound..."

it was unreal loud given he was 90ft. away from where it was hit.

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  • The usual suspects, Molina and Wong. Gyorko drew a walk with two outs, none on. I recall us (particularly Szczur and Bryant) swinging at everything Familia threw.

    VirginiaPhil 31 sec ago view
  • Yup. Thanks Q

    The E-Man 6 min 17 sec ago view
  • QuietMan 14 min 15 sec ago view
  • I for one hope that Sosa comes back soon.

    Rob Richardson 33 min 24 sec ago view
  • O/B interesting you should mention that. Google ESPN Science Aroldis Chapman and you'll be treated to how his mechanics and delivery are possibly historic. It's the 120% of his body stretch plus the torque. They compare him to the Unit and NRyan.

    The E-Man 1 hour 11 min ago view
  • Amazing how much lower the production gets when Bryant runs into a mini-cold streak. He doesn't stay cold for long. If just one of Zobrist or, gulp, Heyward, gets hot, they oughta have one more really nice winning streak in them. Having a closer that you have absolute confidence in can't hurt.

    Old and Blue 1 hour 55 min ago view
  • I hope they hold onto Jimenez. Outfield depth is questionable, especially with McKinney, who struggled this year but still, gone.

    Old and Blue 2 hours 6 min ago view
  • You don't think he's improved? He looks completely different out there than he did when he first came up. The last I checked his K rate was in the low 20% range - 22-23 or so. When he came up it was 40%+.

    To me, what is scary about him if I'm the other guy is that he IS learning the strike zone. This guy could easily be the MVP someday.

    Old and Blue 2 hours 8 min ago view
  • So, playing .500 for the rest of the year puts them at 91 wins. You would think there is enough talent to do a little better than that, right?

    The E-Man 2 hours 26 min ago view
  • First team to 60 wins! Onward to 70, 80, 90 and 100!

    billybucks 10 hours 56 min ago view
  • I. Hate. The. Mets.

    billybucks 11 hours 25 min ago view
  • OK Marlins -- take 'em down. Fernandez, at home, tomorrow for the Fish.

    Gotta say, though -- as much as I can't stand them, the Cardinals have had some very impressive late-inning wins against premier closers.

    billybucks 11 hours 25 min ago view
  • Very impressive that he hit a 3-2 curve ball. Such a dynamic ballplayer. If he ever learns the strike zone....

    billybucks 11 hours 31 min ago view
  • If Jason Hammel doesn't get a potato chip sponsorship deal, somebody messed up. Attaboy, Jason!

    billybucks 11 hours 34 min ago view
  • I am looking forward to AChap facing the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 11 hours 42 min ago view
  • Sure is fun to watch them score finally. To think they were no-hit until the 7th...

    The E-Man 11 hours 54 min ago view