Brett's Shower Voodoo, Rizzo's Incredible Dive, Hamels Control, and Other Bullets

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Brett’s Shower Voodoo, Rizzo’s Incredible Dive, Hamels Control, and Other Bullets

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A confession: I missed Javy Baez’s home run live last night. We all have our “things,” right? Well, here’s one of mine: when I feel myself starting to get overly frustrated by a night game, I will sometimes take a break mid-game to go shower. Sometimes I don’t even need a shower … it just soothes me. But the “thing” part of it? I feel like I really often go do that, and then I come back to something awesome having happened for the Cubs. I know. I know. It’s so irrational. I can’t help it.

So, of course, I walk out of the shower last night to my phone going nuts to the Javy bomb, and then I got myself dry and dressed and situated back at my computer just in time to see Jason Heyward match Javy. So that was pretty awesome.

Shower voodoo. It works!

  • The Cubs can SWEEP the Dodgers today, a team that came into this series atop the National League in most metrics, including their record. Funny thing: the Dodgers have lost just three times in the last ten days, and two of those losses have been to the Cubs in the last two days. The series before this one? Well, get this: the Diamondbacks have lost just two times in last ten days, and both of those losses were to the Cubs.
  • Cole Hamels probably wasn’t really as “wild” as his walks last night would suggest:

  • Hamels, perhaps, was just a little off across the board last night. He also failed twice to quickly cover first base on a grounder to Anthony Rizzo. The second led to a run, and the first led to Rizzo making an incredible, but kinda scary, play:

  • At least the chums had a laugh about it:
(Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
  • That’s crazy that it was over a DECADE ago:

  • Me:

  • I would be fine with seeing this more often regardless of Addison Russell:

  • Social media fun tonight for the I-Cubs:

  • Down on the farm:

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.