Brewers 47-34 +6.5
Cubs 40-40 -6.5/-5
POTG: 2B The Riot (3 2B, 3 R)
Runner Up: 1B D Lee (3 H, 2 R, RBI), 3B A Ram (2B, 2 RBI), SP Jason Marquis (7 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 5 K, W [6/62]), RP Carlos Marmol (2 IP, H, 4 K, 0 R)
First time Marquis made it 7 innings in a month, when he put a pretty similar line against against the Padres. These were the kinda performances he was doing the first six weeks of the year. I don’t know if this means he’s figured something out, or if it’s just blind luck. It’s nice for a day, anyway.
I feel like I should have much more to say about this game than is actually coming to my mind. Cubs got on top early, and Marquis never allowed himself to get into danger. Marmol seemed to blow them away in the 8th and 9th, and it’s hard to understand why he won’t be closer for this team by Tuesday.
I watched the All Star Selection show, and wow was that dumb. I’m trying to ween myself off the All Star game anyway, so I don’t understand my logic at all, and besides that, it was an awful boring show. No enregy, and no analyst on TV seems to get the idea that it’s weird when you treat Bonds like a guy who’s had a normally legendary career.
Anyway, D Lee made it and Z did not, which is not the way I would’ve have figured it at the start of the day. I think I’ve got it my head that Derek spent more time off the field than he has (yet – at this rate, his suspension isn’t going to start till sometime in 2008), and Z made it on the last chance ballot so that campaign will be fun. I’ve already vote some 20 times. He better make it, or the mailing list I got stuck on won’t be worth it.