Cubs 7, Mets 2

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OSS: Cubs bats wake up against the flailing (?) Mets

Three up:

  1. Mash Mervis had the Cubs biggest hit of the day, hitting a two run homer in the second inning that brought the Cubs early lead up to 4-0. In addition, he added an RBI single and a walk in his next two PAs. Not a bad output from the ninth spot in the lineup tonight.
  2. Jeremiah Estrada came on in relief in the sixth inning with no outs, the bases clogged, and MLB HR champ Pete Alonso at the plate. Per fg, with a merely average hitter this was a 2+ expected runs situation for the Mets, surely even higher leverage with Alonso at the plate. He got the next three batters out, allowing only a RBI groundout to Alonso. You unironically love to see it.
  3. Lest we forget, the Mushroom Man homered in his fifth straight game. Despite his hot hitting in the minors I was still somewhat skeptical about his callup to the bigs, but he shut me right up. Morel now has a .367/.404/.980(!!!!) slash line on the year, good for a .565 wOBA and 265 wRC+, and has nine homers in just 12 games.

Three down:

  1. Julian Merryweather struck out two and gave up two singles and wasn’t able to finish his inning. I don’t care what other Cubs writers think of his stuff, I feel the same way about him as AC does about Nick Madrigal (dying laughing). Assuming he even exists, and isn’t some elaborate LLM hoax being played on all of us.
  2. P-Wizzy must be feeling the heat from Morel gunning for his team HR lead, as he wore the golden sombrero today with 0-4, 4 K.
  3. I’m irritated that I get a shred of enjoyment from Mets games (aside from the enjoyment of watching them lose), because every time Jeff McNeil comes to bat or makes a play, all I can think of is “WE DEMAND MCNEAL” from Futurama.

Next up:

Berselius offseason fave Kodai Senga takes on Marcus Stroman at 6:40 PM CT.

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  1. Rice Cube

    I forgot if it was Tango or someone else who said it but they have to treat it like a hockey faceoff, where one player signals ready and then the other signals ready, within the confines of the pitch clock restrictions (batter ready by 8, pitcher delivers by 0, no last-second timeouts) but someone has to better clarify this

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    berselius

    I’ve actually kind of liked Dempster as the radio color guy for the past two days, a sentence I never expected to type.

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  3. andcounting

    Zaidman is so bad. It’s to the point where my 2nd favorite announcer is just Gameday text.

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    Perkins,

    It’s so funny, 2nd and 3rd with less than 2 outs is the ONLY situation tailor-made for Nick Madrigal., the human grounder.

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