Superman that 'Stro
Remember my earlier calls for Travis Wood over Chris Volstad? Turns out Travis Wood's supposed to provide his own offense as well. You know how sometimes you watch a movie where a maverick cop is shooting up downtown in pursuit of a ruthless killer? And the Captain is all "YOU'RE OUT OF CONTROL, MCGARNAGLE!"? And then he takes his glasses off and rubs the bridge of his nose so hard that you think he has a migraine or tumor? I may just call the Cubs offense into my office and do that very same weary eye-rub.
It's literally as bad as it's ever been. Remember when we were talking about how the Cubs had finally gotten over that horrendous April? Well even in Horrendous April, we never lost eight in a row. But apparently Bud Norris/AJ Happ is a rotation on par with Maddux/Glavine.
You know what everyone's talking about this morning? Campana diving over Matt Downs. And what happens after that Castro and Soriano both strike out with him on third. That's exactly how this series has gone - flashes of ecstatic hope followed by the crushing boot of reality. And holy hell, I've dedicated the entire positive portion of the offense talk to A FRIGGIN PINCH RUNNER.
As least Travis Wood looked solid. Certainly a Jose Altuve solo shot shouldn't be the kill shot.