Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Round 1: Cubs

In one of the best games of the season, the Cubs finally beat the Brewers in a see-saw affair Monday night 6-4. Derrek Lee had three RBI, including the game-winner in the ninth that broke a 4-4 tie.

It was nice to see the Cubs' bats come alive, especially against a guy like CC Sabathia of the Brewers; kudos to making him throw 124 pitches in seven innings. The bats started showing some life in Sunday's 9-6 win over the Marlins, so to see them carry those bats to a rocking Wrigley Field North is a good sign.

Note to Alfonso Soriano: Make sure the ball clears the wall before you start your home run trot. You could have been really embarrassed in the first inning if you hadn't gotten to second base for at least a double. Nice comeback, though, with a homer later in the game.

Round 2 is tonight with possibly the best pitching matchup of the season so far: Carlos Zambrano vs. Ben Sheets. Keep your emotions in check, Carlos, and you'll be just fine.

Oh, and the picture of Lou blowing his top was from Sunday's game when he and first-base coach Matt Sinatro both got tossed for arguing a close call at first. Lou said he got tossed just for asking first base umpire Rob Drake "Why are you so antagonistic?" My question is, why aren't umpires held accountable for their actions (other than the Milton Bradley case from late last season)?

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Piniella photo courtesy AP

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