Game 70: Cubs 7 – Blue Jays 4
POTG: SP Ted Lilly (6 IP, H, BB, 6 K, 0 R, QS)
Runner Up: LF Reed Johnson (2 H, 2 R, 2B), DH D Lee (2 H, 3 RBI, BB), CF Jim Edmonds (2 H, RBI), 1B Hoff Power (2 H, 2B, R)
You know, you can actually walk a lot of people and get away with if you’ve committed your self to not allowing any hits. It’s not the usual way of going about things, but it worked for Lillly here. A lot of batters looking at pitches, and watching them dart just inside the strike zone. Got some Ks, got some walks, got some people not getting good swings. Lilly’s settles down a lot from early in the year, his ERA just hasn’t caught up to it and so everyone’s still writing him off.
Nice that team kept on hitting today, because the bullpen needed the help. And neat for the team to actually take a road series.
Three minute delays = secretly awesome. I can’t explain, but refusing to bat until the roof moves just so was a fine stand to take.