Just watched Cubs manager do it again, like in last game of World Series . . .

. . . Leave a star pitcher in too long. 

On the mound: Jon Lester allowed three runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings before being removed in the seventh.

After throwing over a hundred pitches getting bombed by Nats’ heavy hitters for whom it was batting practice, leaving Cubs with a one-run lead after leading 4-1.

Which fell apart almost immediately, the Washington bombers came back next inning with five more runs, then shut Cubs down the rest of it.

All in all, not a good sign, says this amateur observer of our lovable team. And maybe it didn’t matter anyhow. that leaving a pitcher in too long. Just hope I don’t sound too much like Pope Francis, saying what do I know?

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