Milton Bradley took a Jake Peavy fastball just about out to the Wrigley scoreboard's front stoop.
He creamed that ball.
A huge and clutch homer for Milton with Kosuke Fukudome on second and a run down.
Monster swing, and the Cubs are up 3-2.
Next inning, in comes yet another reason for Peavy to want to become a Cub, which would be the Padres' bullpen.
First pitch went to Cub older rookie/bubble guy Bobby Scales, and he sent it to the right field bleachers then sprinted around the bags like he might get thrown out.
(Like that alot, by the way.)
And the final score Cubs 6 Pads 2.
Rich Harden vs. Peavy, by the way, those are two guys to enjoy watching thu-row.
Peavy struck out 9 and gets the loss.
Yep, the Cubs are supposed to beat the Padres, but the clutch Bradley homer, the 3 hits apiece from Soriano and Fukudome, the coming from behind, and the bullpen hold made for a very satisfying evening.
And whoever that third baseman is totally robbed Fontenot on that one shot to left.
Lastly, you had to notice Milton's finger behind his ear thing as he walked off the field after hitting his homer, letting us know his hearing works.
I've got old shoes on and some work gloves and a shovel and I'm turning over all the (clay) dirt and whacking it with a hoe and pouring on bags of better quality dirt and digging little holes with littler shovels and putting in little plants and pounding in stakes to hold up those stupid tomato plant cage things and not once do I think to get on my knees rather than just be bent over for hours at a time until it's waaay too late.
And then I wake up the day after, just like I did today.
This is the day I have ibuprofen with coffee, ibuprofen with lunch, and then maybe some ibuprofen with ibuprofen.
Luckily, the Cubs finally beat the Brewers.
It helps me deal with the sacrifice and pain of planting tomatoes so months from now my children can tell me once again how much they don't like tomatoes.
Sean Marshall gets his first '09 W, which is awesome.
Alfonso Soriano may be having his best Cub year yet - he hit his 10th homer.
Mike Fontenot surely made it to some highlight reels with his glove at 3rd.
Carlos Marmol hiccuped his way thru the 8th, and Kevin Gregg threw 2 strikes past Brewer cocky tough guy Ryan Braun that Ryan couldn't get his bat off his shoulder for, then slid a slider past him for the awkward swing and strike 3 to end the game.
Cubs 4 Brewers 2.
Brewer manager Ken Macha thinks Ryan Dempster is a head hunter (thanks for the heads up in comments, Kerry!), and I sense some bad blood between these teams.
The Padres come to town Tuesday night with 2-4 Jake Peavy vs 3-1 Rich Harden.
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