After last night's 3-1 victory against the Dodgers, my Cubs head home for a quick three-game series against the Braves starting tomorrow.
Sunday's win gave the Cubs their first winning road trip of the season at 4-3, leaving them only two games under .500 on the road. But it's at home where the Cubs are eating up the rest of the National League, going 26-8. The old adage says that as long as you take care of business on the road and play at least .500 ball on the road, you should be a big winner. The Cubs are currently proving that.
Now if they can just keep Carlos Zambrano's emotions in check (check my Cubs widget at right).
The Braves are awful on the road (7-21), and won't be helped by the fact that Larry Jones, aka Chipper, who is currently hitting about .420, will miss one or two games and maybe the whole series with a tear in his quad. No tears will be shed here believe me.
One thing I haven't mentioned is the signing of Jim Edmonds, long a hated member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Seeing him in Cubbie blue was a little jarring at first, but I think it's one of the best moves of the summer. Along with Reed Johnson, Edmonds gives the Cubs a little bit of attitude, something they've lacked in past seasons.
I heart Edmonds and Johnson. And "I'll play anywhere" Mark DeRosa, who had three hits, including a homer, and two RBI last night against the Dodgers.
Keep those wins coming guys.