Cubs 72-70, -1
Pirates 63-80, -10.5
POTG: RP Scott Eyre (1.2 IP, BB, 3 K)
Runner Up: LF Soriano (HR, 2 RBI), C Jason Kendall (H, 2 RBI), LF Matt Murton (2 H, R)
To be honest, I jumped out of this game the moment Jacque cut the wrong way on a ball, and tried to make up for his mistake by diving when he should’ve. There were too many other things going on for a game that sure seemed dead at the moment. I checked in occasionally, as they crawled to 7-5, but then Wood blew and that was that.
Trachsel is now 1 for 2, and that may be it already. Seems fast, but the bigger problem is the people in charge having absolutely no idea what they want to do with the rotation, past the Cardinals game. You’d think they would’ve settled on a plan, but both Hill and Tracshel blowing up does make it a bit tougher.
Trachsel – BAD
Hart – eh
Pignatiello – eh (also needs a nickname)
Marshall – good!
Wuertz – eh
Eyre – very good! He’s back on the When Ahead squad (you’ll note known of them were close to coming in)
Wood – BAD
Ohman – okay
I’m not worried about the team being one game behind the Brewers, just because it’s not like any of these teams has shown any ability to pull away. It’ll be close for a while. It’s amazing the Cardinals have found some way to fall 3 back, because I didn’t know it was possible to lose games the way the Cubs and Brewers were playing.
TWENTY TO GO.