Losing to the Astros in their stupid choo-choo train park always sucks. Losing on a walk off always sucks. Losing on a walk off grand slam by a run sucks incredibly. Seeing your closer give his best Kevin Gregg impression blows.
All of these things we managed to see last night in one tire fire of a ninth inning thrown by Carlos Marmol. And frankly, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Truth is, the Marmot tends to follow the "One Good/One Bad" rule familiar to those familiar with traversing several blocks in D.C. A demonstration, if you will:
2008: 87.1 IP, 2.68 ERA, 114 K, 0.927 WHIP
2009: 74.0 IP, 3.41 ERA, 93K, 1.469 WHIP
2010: 77.2 IP, 2.55 ERA, 138 K, 1.185 WHIP
2011 (so far): 3.47 ERA, 57.0 IP, 73 K, 1.386 WHIP
Remember how awful his 2009 was? Probably not, because we had Kevin Gregg, Aaron Heilman, and Jeff Samardzija shitting up the joint. But Marmol was decidedly non-filthy in his pitching. Look at that WHIP and tell me with a straight face that it's ok. It's fucking not. He's a little ahead of the pace this year, but the blowups are even more painful because we can't get within a dozen games of .500.
On the plus side, next year should be a fucking great one for him.
2014 Beer Price Guide
Let's face it, they gouge you in Wrigleyville. Here is your official source of beer prices, containing only beers we have drank at bars we have drank them at.
Revolution Anti-Hero $6
Miller Lite (16 oz) $6
312 Wheat $3
312 Pale Ale $3
The Illinois $6
Old Style $2
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WAIW 6th Annual Pub Crawl Shirts
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