Brewers 13-7, clinch series
POTG: 1B Derek Lee (2 H, 2B, didn’t leave anyone on base)
Runners Up: C Michael Barrett (2 H, 2B but E)
I was at the Bulls game for this, so I don’t have much to say of any use. I ‘watched’ the failure to score in the 2nd on my phone and was checking during the game, and did listen to the last two half innings on the radio, but it seemed pretty over by then. Eyre technically didn’t give up any runs, but he didn’t improve anyone’s confidence. I haven’t seen the highlight yet, but I’m pretty sure the DeRosa RBI was just a case of the conditions working against Mench, and the game would’ve ended one batter sooner if it hadn’t rained.
I don’t know how bad it was on the north side, but it didn’t get raining really bad till about a half hour after the game ended, so I wasn’t surprised they couldn’t bring it. (Then again, it’s not like I was looking out the windows of the United Center.)
Hill was going to look human at some point, and I guess it happened here. This loss really wasn’t his fault – from the highlights, it looked like he had good stuff and both HRs just barely got out – the Cubs have to score when they get 8 hits on a starter. This is on the batters.
John Kruk just said “What’s integrity?” on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight. Seems right.