By the time I got to turn on a tv, the Cubs were up but James Russell had just come in and BANG BANG!!
Before I could even get to the couch he gave up two homers on two pitches in the 8th.
It was like they should call the fire department again, since this guy was starting another fire.
But he got out of it with a lead, and then Carlos Marmol closed it out with the Cubs beating the Sox 8-7.
Matt Garza gave up more runs but (without seeing the performance) I guess he's improving.
In the meantime, Scott Moore, Scott Maine, Todd Wellemeyer, Augie Ojeda, Fernando Perez, Bobby Scales, and Matt Camp all got sent down.
There's an article in the Trib by Haugh this morning with Jim Hendry saying the Cubs could win the Central not unlike the way the Reds did it last year, which is weird because you'd think this was a year when they'd want to get started with the future.
And of course you forget about Castro and Colvin being kids, so they really already are.
But a big part about this 2011 team will come when they pick the 5th starter.
If it's Carlos Silva, well it means Andrew Cashner goes to the pen and delays his real career, which is supposed to be as a starter.
It sounds like Darwin Barney beat out Blake DeWitt as the rotating 2nd baseman along with Jeff Baker, so Blake's on the bench?
Not that I thought he should start, but shouldn't he be playing every day (in the minors) to regain whatever mojo he ever had?
This isn't fair because I actually never got to see a single Fernando Perez play, but it seemed like whenever I read about him it was because he'd misplayed a ball, so I was expecting Reed to make the team.
Look at catcher.
It would be so cool, but I doubt Welington Castillo makes it instead of Koyie Hill.
Oh well, I'm not gonna get all freaked out about who ended up where right now.
For the most part, they're a phone call away and as far as I know Mike Quade hasn't pulled anybody aside unexpectedly and said, "You're my starting (whatever position)" like Lou did with Theriot.
There's going to be alot of rotation in the outfield and at second and I would expect Aramis to get more rest than he has in the past.
Man, it's almost time to start thinking about Pittsburgh, the new Cub Killer team.
Be pretty nice to start with a sweep at home with those guys.
1 week from now!