[Thanks to everyone who stopped by tonight to say hey – it was awesome to meet all of you, and definitely marked the high point of my evening. Which wasn’t easy, given the fun of the game.]
Within one game, Tsuyoshi Wada showed the good and the bad of what he can be: for six innings, he was deeply effective, keeping Brewers hitters off balance, and inducing a high volume of easy fly balls. In the seventh inning, he gave up back-to-back home runs, which is the kind of thing that’ll happen when you allow that kind of contact regularly.
All in all, though, it was a good outing, and, fortunately for the Cubs, they did a little back-to-backing of their own …