Pirates 5 - Cubs 0: Close to History

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pirates 5 - Cubs 0: Close to History

. Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sveum's patented "Bemused call to the bullpen."

 Last night, I started getting texts around the middle of the evening game telling me I should go head over to Wrigley and see the Cubs get no-hit. That's never good. Legitimate history was in the making, and anxiety throbbed through the Twitterverse like shitty techno music through an overpriced club. Thank god for Adrian Cardenas, which I predict is something I'm only going to say that once.

As for Burnett's no-hitter bid, fuck that guy. He had huge zone assisting him all night, then missed on two legitimately close pitches. Instead of battling through it, he instead started yelling at the umpire. Sometimes karma comes in the form of a rookie with a .250 OBP.

As for the rest of it ... meh. Clearly no one was hitting last night. Rizzo and DeJesus got off pretty easy by going 0-3 with a walk each instead of 0-4. Castro only took 15 pitches in 4 at-bats, and he was the team leader, along with DeJesus. Pitching was predictable - Casey Coleman got chased before the end of the 5th, because that's just what happens with him. Scott Maine, Jeff Bevileau, and Shawn Camp all got in work that didn't qualify as garbage time, but sure as hell felt like it.

But you know what made it all just a tiny smidge better? Ryan Dempster wasn't there, pretending to be mystified by all the boos. He's in Texas now, where all terrible things go. Except BBQ, Shiner Bock, and Willie Nelson.