Monday, April 25, 2005

Neifi and the Cubs Win!

DLee congratulates Neifi after he hit a 3 run HR in the bottom of the eighth in the Cubs 10-6 win over the Reds on Monday.

The Cub offense showed up Monday night. Neifi Perez continued to swing a hot bat. Perez singled in the lead run in the 5th to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead. In the eighth Neifi hit his second bomb in two days, a homerun to right center field. Neifi had 4 RBi in the Cub victory. Derek Lee continued to swing a hot bat. Lee was 2 for 4 with 2 runs, 2 RBi and a double. Lee is hitting .408 this season.

On his MARK

Prior had 10 strikeouts.

Mark Prior won his third game in three starts. Prior pitched well. In 6.0 IP he gave up 6 hits, 2 walks, 2 earned runs, and 1 HR. Prior's ERA soared to 0.95 for the season. Prior threw 106 pitches, 68 were strikes.

In the ninth inning the Cubs faced a scary situation as Chad Fox was struggling. Fox delivered his 29th pitch of the inning. He turned around. Neifi Perez and Barrett rushed to the mound. Fox just began walking to the dugout. He removed himself from the game. If it's serious, the Cub bullpen will really be in bad shape. The good news is Joe Borowski threw today. He's expected to go on a minor league rehab assignement in the coming weeks.

Zambrano versus Milton at the Confines at 7:05 Tuesday night. The game will be on Comcast Sports Net (DirecTV #640).

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