Jed's plan all comes together in the opener
And Milwaukee can't serve beer this season because they lost the opener.
The Cubs opened a season in March at Wrigley for the first time ever and shut out the Brewers 4-0. I guess Jed was right all along. What a juggernaut he’s created!
Just like you can’t put too much credence into spring training stats, you can’t read too much into one regular season game. The 2005 Cubs scored 16 runs in their opener (most memorably Carlos Zambrano didn’t get the win because he couldn’t make it through five and when he was removed in the fifth he curled up his hands to make a “you need glasses” gesture to home plate umpire Dale Scott and got thrown out of the game after he’d already been taken out of the game.
The second baseman for the D’bags in that game? None other than needle nosed current Brewers manager Craig Counsell.
The 2005 Cubs won 79 games and that feels like the high end of what the current Cubs are capable of.
But for one day, they looked like world beaters.
Marcus Stroman said coming onto the field to start the game gave him “chills.” Well, sure, it was 42 degrees and breezy.
Stroman pitched very well. The Brewers only really threatened once. Patrick Wisdom made a great defensive play. The new double play combination of Nico Hoerner and Dansby Swanson turned very nice double play, the Cubs played the game with just two outfielders and didn’t need them as the Brewers rarely put a ball out into the grass.
I mean, the Cubs started utility infielder Miles Mastrobuoni in right, but he hardly counts.
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