Edwin Jackson is a really entertaining juggler, even with just one ball. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Final Score: Nationals 11, Cubs 5.
Dame of the Game:
Adam LaRoche: 4-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB. I already knew from The Creation of Adam that Adam had a lot of muscle. I also knew he’d have to do really impressive things like this to help compensate for “down there.”
Shame of the Game:
Chris Rusin: Loss, 1 IP, 8 H, 1 BB, 5 ER, 1 K. This performance by Rusin was really sub-carpathian-par.
It’s not often a team throws seven pitchers out there that I’ve never heard of. Usually it only happens when watching AAA teams like the Buffalo Bisons or Houston Astros. But the Cubs joined that club tonight. I was introduced to seven pitchers who I have never heard of before tonight’s game. I know it’s bad to say this, as somebody who covers baseball, but I really just had no idea who I was watching. Even though there was one Cub who pitched in last night’s game. He was just as forgettable as our our team’s owners make our time in Montreal seem.
But as a reporter, I feel it is my duty to know who I am reporting on. That being said, I’m kind of tired and don’t really want to do much research. So here are my possibly uneducated feelings about the 7 men who pitched for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. I hope they’re all accurate.