Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Sergio was smiling as were Cub fans on Tuesday night.

It could just be two great outings in a row. I hope it is more than that. I hope that we are watching the lights go on inside young Sergio Mitre. For the second consecutive game Mitre was nasty. He scattered 5 Marlin hits as the Cub offense came to life in a 14-0 win. The win was Mitre's second in five starts this season. It was his first career complete game and shutout.

Just like last Wednesday (against Toronto) Cub infielders had to be on their toes. Mitre got the Marlins to hit the ball into the thick Wrigley Field infield grass. Mitre recorded 18 groundouts, 6 flyouts and 3 strikeouts. He threw only 99 pitches and did not walk a single Marlin.

Aramis stayed hot. He hit two bombs on Tuesday as the Cub offense exploded for 14 runs.

You could not ask for a better performance on a night when the ball was flying out of Wrigley Field. If Sergio can keep pitching like this he'll be a great pitcher for Wrigley Field on any day. While the Marlins bats were silenced by Mitre the Northsiders hit 4 bombs. Ramirez hit two and Lee added his 18th, on the night he went 4 for 5 his BA is now .386.

Still Lee trails Pujols in All Star voting by over 200,000 votes. Start stuffing the ballot box Cub fans. Lee is having his career year and deserves to start the game in Detroit.

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