Every Thursday, the Getting Blanked crew makes a prop bet of sorts with one another having something to do with baseball games over the weekend. Of the three competitors, whoever wins the prop bet is able to dole out a punishment on the colleague of their choice. This week’s punishment was watching and recapping Tuesday night’s Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers game. We call this #PropHate.
I like to call Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada by the nickname Polo Erik. Think about it for a minute. Marco “Polo Erik” Estrada.
Last night, after previously leaving the game with the lead on four separate occasions this season, Polo Erik earned his first win of the season. But for as well as Polo Erik pitched, and he pitched well (6 IP, 2 hits, 1 walk, 9 strike outs, 0 runs), last night’s game will likely more easily be remembered (if it’s remembered at all) for Chicago Cubs reliever Alberto Cabrera losing it.