Yesterday afternoon offered a lot of people different pleasures. Labor Day, a holiday for most but not all people, offers a break from the hustle and bustle of a long work week. It is also the unofficial end of Summer. Those 3 hot and sometimes miserable months of heat are slowly starting to vanish. It seems like we have to wait a long time, but all good things to those who wait. Cubs fans had to wait 8 innings for Coghlin to knock in 3 runs in the top of the 8th inning, but their patience paid off.
This games was a lot of fun to watch. I started watching promptly at 1:00pm. It was a day and evening stocked full of baseball, I wanted to watch every pitch I could. First the Cubs, then the Braves, and I’ll finish with the Dodgers. That covers all the time zones from the East coast to the West. Ryan Braun and Chris Carter offered a lot of excitement in Milwaukee in the top of the 2nd inning hitting back to back home runs off of Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendrix. The crowds cheered very loudly and the Brewers fan had hope that possibly their team could take down the Cubs in Milwaukee. That was possible, but it was not going to happen yesterday afternoon. The run runs scored in the inning would be the only runs scored for the Brewers. The Cubs scored 4 runs until Coghlin stepped into the batter’s box in the 8th inning. With the bases loaded, Coghlin smacked a double driving in 3 runs and that was the final nail in the coffin for Brewers fans. True the game was not over, but rallying from an 5 run deficit against the Cubs this year late in the game seemed improbable.
Cubs closer Jake Buchanan pitched in the bottom of the 9th inning securing the Cubs victory. It was a fun game to watch and I definitely picked the right game to watch first on Labor Day. Next up for was seeing if the Atlanta Braves could extend their winning streak to 7 games, yeah not so much. The Chicago Cubs are a great team this year and a lot of fun to watch. They battle back, win series, and make baseball fun. Well done Chicago Cubs and their manager Joe Maddon, well done indeed.