The last thing Marmol saw last night.
There's been kind of a pattern this year. You're able to really appreciate one rather specific aspect of the Cubs - to freeze one enjoyable moment in time and say the Hell with all the rest. Then, as if defying you to enjoy the team, you are kicked right in the ass all over again.
Such was the story last night, a miserable failure of a game after a day which had the local sports stations buzzing about Carlos Silva. Finally, we've gotten something out of that sack of crap Milton Bradley. Hell, should Silva never win another game for the remainder of the year, I'm still saying 8 wins and no Bradley salary eaten means we come out on top. But did the Cubs have to decide that Carlos Silva would be the only thing we'd be capable of enjoying all year? Well, apparently.
The 2010 Cubs: Just sort of lying there. I think they're still alive?
The day after Silva's gem in the rain delay game in Pittsburgh - which incidentally kept us from getting swept in Pitt for the first time since the 1800s - the offense crapped in the bed again and Carlos Marmol blew a fucking game against the fucking Brewers. I know we're bad this year. I know the Brewers aren't very good this year either. But I still hate losing to them. It's some kind of after-effect from their fans getting so obnoxious after finishing second in the division a couple of times. And Marmol just had to give it up after a heroic outing by our man Lilly.
Lilly, incidentally, now stands at 1-5 with a 3.28 ERA. So that's fun. At least today, we run out ... Zambrano? This could be interesting. Stay tuned, kids.