Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Big Comeback Win

Burnitz and the rest of the Cubs mob Corey after he hit the Game winning HR!

After last night's debacle you need a game like today. Earlier in the week I called Barrett and Patterson gutless. The Cubs showed today that despite the injuries and all of the bad karma this year that they have guts. A gutless team would have rolled over and died today after the grand slam to 185 pounder (soaking wet) Felipe Lopez. The northsiders may lack talent, but I won't say they lack guts again.

Corey Patterson and DLee were the offensive heroes on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley. Patterson hit a "walk-off"(not to be confused with the Corey Patterson Walkathon) homer to beat the Reds and allow the Cubs to take 2 of 3 from the Reds.

The Northsiders trailed bigtime early. Ryan Dempster is doing a tremendous Matty Clement imitation thus far in 2005. One game he'll be great and get no run support. The next game he walks everybody, has no control and turns the game over to the bullpen in the 5th.

DLee was the man on Wednesday. Lee homered twice and drove in six runs while going 4-4 (that extended his hitting streak to 10 games). Entering 2005 Lee was a lifetime .230 hitter in April. After his great day today Lee is hitting .430, yes .430. Lee and Neifi have been the only consistant offensive players thus far in 2005.

Record & off to Houston
The Cubs record continues to bounce around the .500 mark. They are now 11-10 and heading to Houston. The game this coming Friday will matchup two 300 game winners Greg Maddux(0-1, 4.50) and Roger Clemens(1-0, o.32). Gametine 7:05 ct.

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