Cubs Play Marathon Game, Twitter Narrates

Cubs Play Marathon Game, Twitter Narrates
Emilio Bonifacio echoes fans' feelings as he reacts to a strikeout in the 14th.

Last night's 16-inning marathon Cubs game was the longest in team history, stretching 6 hours and 27 minutes. When you consider that the Cubs have played baseball for, like, a million years, that's pretty impressive. To say that it was historical would be correct.

Although I'll be the first to admit I gave up and went to sleep at 12:45am (I require at least six hours of sleep to function), several people made it all the way through the game. Perhaps even more than most games, Cubs Twitter was alive all night.

So if you missed the game, missed the interactions on social media, or simply wish to be entertained with the thoughts of Cubs fans and media, here is a narration of the Cubs 4-3 win over the Rockies that started on Tuesday at 7pm CT and ended early Wednesday morning.

Edwin Jackson started for the Cubs and, surprise, struggled early on. He gave up three earned runs and was gone after 105 pitches.

In the bottom half of the 4th, the Cubs broke even on an improbable home run.

Along the way, Colin Cowherd sang the 7th inning stretch.

And now we play...the waiting game.

And finally, a savior was found.

He struggled a bit, throwing 31 pitches and issuing a walk.

But he was the hero we deserved.

Baker got his three outs, and pretty much everyone was impressed.

And after the Rockies inexplicably walked the pitcher (Baker) leading off the inning, Castro hit a sac fly to score the winning run...John Baker.

Cubs win, and everyone gets to go to bed.


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  • How bad are the Rockies? No runs in the last 15 innings against Cub pitching? Real bad.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    It was supposed to be a race to the bottom to get the #1 draft pick. Rockies came in within a few percentage points of the Cubs, and the Cubs failed at their task the first two nights. Besides that, the Rockies All-Star, Tulowitzki,* wasn't in there.

    When you have 2 lousy teams, games like this happen. Now, if they had left Jackson in for 120 pitches, it wouldn't have gone 16. JD was only slightly off (at about 9:00 p.m.) that it would go 14 to 4:30 a.m.

    *Rockies promotion staff must be equally bad, as his name on the promotional jersey was misspelled, not that anyone would have noticed.

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