We finally broke out 6 game losing streak with 3 runs in the first inning off Kerry Wood, who left after the third inning with shoulder pain.
Man, it was COLD out. I’d bet that at LEAST 10,000 of the 41,600 fans were Cub fans. And today, at least we managed not to look like a AAA team.
1) Jason Lane is STILL in a slump
2) Craig Biggio is STILL in a slump
3) Again, the reliever let Backe’s MOB score
4) Adam Everett, Brad Lidge are STILL out sick with the flu
5) I can NOT understand why local boy Jeromy Burnitz, who called the team this winter, asking to play here, couldn’t get his calls returned. I mean, with Berkman out, who would need a lefty power bat with a good glove on an all righty team???!!!!
Good news -
1) Bagwell hit 3 singles and had a walk.
2) Taveras stretched a single into a double
3) Backe looked GREAT
4) Mike Lamb (yes, you read that right) made an incredible diving catch in right to save 2 runs.
5) For the second night in a row, Willy Taveras threw out a runner at home.
6) For some reason, Dusty Baker hates rookies and won’t play DuBois, who looks pretty good, don’t he….
WE BEAT THE CUBS!!!!!
Gonna be tougher tomorrow with Prior on the mound.
Looks like Phil will continue to play Lamb in left instead of Burke/ Scott, don’t ask me why.