Thursday’s weather more than made up for Monday night’s rainout.
In fact, it turned out to be a perfect day to catch the game from the left field bleacher seats, and watch the Cubs defeat Washington 4-3!
The only thing missing was the battery life on my digital camera. Forgot to charge the damn thing before the game. Thank goodness for the ol’ Blackberry!
Three hits left the yard on Thursday, two of which cleared the bleachers. Ryan Zimmerman’s first inning blast off Dempster easily sailed over the left field seats and nearly cleared Waveland Avenue.
Immediately following Aramis’ seventh inning 2-R shot into the left field seats, Carlos Pena tagged Nats starter, Jordan Zimmermann, with a towering shot onto Sheffield Avenue.
Zimmerman’s long home run marks the fourth time an opponent has hit Waveland this season. Rickie Weeks being the last to do so against John Grabow on June, 15th.
Pena’s majestic hit, however, marks the Cubs’ first home run all year to clear the bleachers on either side. And not a single Cubs opponent has hit one on Sheffield in 2011. Ryan Howard takes the honors as the last opponent to do so connecting off Bob Howry on July 15th, 2010.
The Cubs have hit back-to-back homers on five occasions this season:
-4.29.11, Soriano & Soto
-6.08.11, Pena & Ramirez
-6.25.11, Ramirez & Soto
-8.02.11, Soto & Soriano
-8.11.11, Ramirez & Pena
Chicago has yet to knock back-to-back-to-back home runs in 2011.
Earlier this week Cubs organist, Gary Pressy, worked his 2,000th regular season game at Wrigley Field.
Pressy began full-time for the Cubs in 1987, with the home team compiling a (1,023-973-3) record under Gary’s tenure. Not bad…not bad at all.