Nothing Sweeter Than Seeing the W Fly in St. Louis and Other Bullets

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Nothing Sweeter Than Seeing the W Fly in St. Louis and Other Bullets

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The Bullets every year are easily the hardest part of the Blogathon from a content perspective. There’s always so much to get into, so going over everything else as quickly and still thoughtfully as possible is really hard.

  • Thankfully, the Giants didn’t completely fall apart and yield a four-game sweep to the Brewers yesterday, so the Cubs’ win put them back 1.5 games up in the NL Central. Since the Cubs do not play today, that means they’re guaranteed to stay in first place for the duration of the Blogathon, and that makes me very happy.
  • Also, tonight, I’ll be a huge Dodgers fan.
  • As for last night, there’s nothing sweeter than seeing the W fly in St. Louis:
(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
  • Darn straight it was:

  • With his 79th RBI last night, Javy Baez is just one behind Eugenio Suarez for tops in the National League. That’ll help when it comes time to discuss MVP merits.
  • With a hat tip to @FullCountTommy for sharing, I wasn’t aware that Rick Sutcliffe talked with Waddle and Silvy about Yu Darvish’s rehab on Friday, and he got into a lot of the same stuff that ARod did on last night’s broadcast. So, again, it’s not likely that ARod was totally making stuff up – he, and Sutcliffe, have heard some things. Listen for yourself. It sounds like Sutcliffe is relaying that Cubs players are wondering what is really up with Darvish, and why he can’t seem to be out there pitching if the medical reviews/treatment didn’t turn anything up. I don’t think this story is going to go away.
  • Speaking of stories that aren’t going away, the uptick in players being called out for terrible comments on social media won’t be going away, and I have to give Jon Lester a lot of credit for engaging with fans this morning on the topic:

  • Love the tie, Ryno:

  • Now that’s a close team:

  • Your BN Bears Bullets, as their top pick is still not signed:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.