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"Lou is not talking about mechanics when he goes out to the mound,"
~Chicago Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Cubs Win On the Road

Not only to the Cubs win on the road, but they beat their I-55 rivals the Cardinals. How sweet it is. Great outing by Marshall to close out a trio of good efforts by Sean, Z and Marquis. If it weren't for the Kerry Wood meltdown in the ninth last night, the Cubbies would be singing about The Sweep.

Let's not get too greedy here. Two out of three to send the Cards to third place in the Division is beautiful. Take that, Buschies!! Maybe that will answer the press a bit about their game away from Wrigley. Ya gotta think the Cubs players are tired of hearing about the road woes as well. Now, they can sit back, enjoy the interviews, enjoy the day off, and get ready for six at home before the break.

Derrek Lee had a fantastic series. He posted an 8-14, showing up when team leaders are supposed to show up. Ryan Theriot had a great series too, putting up a 6 for 14 and just getting on base for the big bats behind him. This is what Big Teams do. Aramis Ramirez had himself something to talk about too, knocking in five runs and scoring a couple himself, including a homer. How about the youngster Geovany Soto, going 5 for 11 with a dinger? And let's not forget our man The Rose, Mark DeRosa, who posted up four hits, two RBI and two runs scored.

How about Carlos Zambrano getting right back out there and shutting the Redbirds down? And Carlos (E-Ticket) Marmol got his groove back, shutting the Cards down in Game 2 and 3. Wood? Well, let's not go there. His teammates picked him up. Save a couple the next few, and it'll be all hugs and kisses, I'm sure.

Alright, time to check out some Baseball news and get ready for tonight's BoSox and Yanks game. How will A-Rod perform while his marriage is going down the tubes? I'm sure a lot of ladies will say he's doing just fine (paging Ms. Ciccone). Let the Back Page talk about that stuff, though. We'll focus on the Northsiders winnin' ballgames.

Go Cubs!!!

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