Good news, kids! My laptop is out of the shop, which makes writing headlines & game threads MUCH easier. Alas, I’m headed up to Wrigley at the moment, so I’m still stuck writing this one on my Note 7, which has yet to blow up (knocks on wood). So apologies for the inevitable typos.
Before the game, I’ll be at Nisei Lounge at Clark & Sheffield, doing the time-honored ‘good luck’ shot of Jeppson’s Malort. No, I’ve never tried it. Yes, I know it’s going to be bad. That’s how dedicated to the cause I am.
Tonight we get Clayton Kershaw (blech) and Kyle Hendricks. Cubs didn’t face Kershaw this season, but split two games with him in 2015, beating him at Wrigley. Both Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo homered off Kershaw that year.
I’m not sure how much I’ll tweet / post tonight, as good knows I don’t want to be one of those women who winds up on TV getting made fun of for texting when I’m actually tweeting about what’s going on in the game. But I’ll do my best.
First pitch at 8 pm CT. Lineup to come.