Mar. 10, 2012; San Felipe, BC, Mexico; SCORE class 1 driver Josh Rigsby is swallowed by a cloud of dirt while racing through a silt bed during the San Felipe 250. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
I'm not really sure what happened in this game. Though I do know the Astros lost 4-1, and the go-ahead run for the Cubs was the result of a passed ball (which was actually scored as a wild pitch that I disagree with), I could not abstain myself from becoming occupied with other activities - such as discussing gardening techniques, philosophy, art, and the teachings of the great Masanobu Fukuoka. However, I was also simultaneously watching the Astros play a horridly long 4-1 loss which included a 6th inning that lasted nearly a whole hour and a sloppy play that made the game unwinnable from that point forward. If you know what I'm talking about, the game lost inning (GLI) was the 6th inning when the Cubs scored the 2nd run of the game, which was all that they needed to have won the game. Some of the good things that I noticed, however, was a fantastic play made by Jimmy Paredes at 2nd base, catching a low throw from Chuckie Fick on a fielded ball, and then turning to throw to first base to complete the double-play; as well as the triple down the RF line hit by Jimmy Paredes and the other triple hit by Justin Maxwell. J.D. Martinez saved a run by utilizing his arm-gun and throwing out a runner at the plate. Dallas Keuchel pitched 4 innings with 80 pitches, but he didn't have the opportunity to have a big 5th inning. For the rest of the game recap, I will utilize fan commentary - a style utilized by CRPerry13, which I do not claim as being my own.
And finally, the gist of the gamethread,