Chicago Cubs Get Their First Win
|The Cubs and their Scary Manager pulled out a win today.|
Well, in general, Cubs fans seem pretty ambivalent towards winning games, but I sure like to win games. And whaddayouknow? -- the Cubs actually won today!
Carlos Zambrano went 6 good innings, striking out 4 and walking 3. He also allowed 6 hits, but only 2 (a double and a homer) were extra base hits. He also had 5 groundouts to 3 flyouts, which is a positive sign. Zambrano is usually at his best when he's serving tasty grounders to the Cubs infield.
In a delightful show of it-does-not-matter-a-whole-lot-ness, the Cubs bullpen performed at peak levels today. The combination of Kerry Wood, Sean Marshall, and Carlos Marmol put together a scoreless final 3 frames, allowing only a combined 1 walked while striking out 6.
Meanwhile, the Cubs collectively banged four doubles, coming off the unlikely bats of Carlos Zambrano, Blake DeWitt, Jeff Baker, and Starlin Castro. Actually, Baker and Castro hitting doubles makes sense. Not so much with the rest of the group.
Nonetheless, somehow the Cubs sloshed together 5 runs, but even in victory I feel disappointed. I blame...