Piniella: “I tell you what, as hard as it was to win this one, it could have been 15 [thousand].”
Game 21: Cubs 7, Rockies 6 (10)
15-6, 1st Place
The Cubs beat the Rockies by 1 run in 10 innings for their 6th straight win. It was the 10,000 win in Cub history, and Lou’s 100th win with the Cubs. The numbers are aligning like planets.
Piniella: “It’s a lot of history here with the Cubs. I think it’s the second franchise to win 10,000. Congratulations to this organization.”
The game was completely different back in 18 hundred and whatever when the Cubs got their first win. They batted in the bottom of the ninth even though they were up 4-0. Wtf?
Theriot: “It was a lot of fun. Try to win every one that you play. It’s a cool benchmark. Something cool to be a part of. It’s cool to win all of them.”
Rich Hill: “It’s cool to be a part of it. I don’t know how many organizations have 10,000 victories. That was fun.”
10,000 victories = cool and fun.
Theriot: “When they came back, you just had that feeling that somehow we were going to come back and do it again.”
Piniella: “These kids are confident, I can tell you that.”
Theriot: “Last year it was almost a deflated feeling, but this year it’s more of an excitement, a ‘Let’s-see-if-we-can-do-it-again-type-deal.’ And that’s a mark of a team that enjoys playing together and trusts each other.”
Theriot: ”It’s too early to start reading into it too much. We’re just trying to play hard, win ballgames and have fun. Hopefully, we can just continue to put good games together and win these late-inning games like this. It’s a lot of fun. It builds momentum.”
Soto was 4 for 5 with an RBI and 1 run scored. He also, like most people who are not 150 years old or national media journalists, is not that excited about 10,000 wins.
Soto: “Wow! I didn’t even know. The bottom line is it’s a long season. It’s still early. We’ll take all the wins we can right now. We’re hot right now, and it’s good to see everybody’s doing good. Just keep rolling, keep doing it.”