It could be a lot worse. So what, two games down, no wins to show for it. Its two games. Soriano will be leading off tomorrow and well see how that goes. It wont be the first time Lou switches up the line up and thats to be expected. Its not like we were going 1-8 like that for 162 games anyway. Lets see if Soriano up first against the Brewers makes a difference. Soriano loves the leadoff spot and Theriot says the spots where hes most hit most and is most comfortable. It was all about Sorianos legs…protect Sorianos legs in the 2 hole…and now Piniella feels hes running just fine so he will hit him lead off.
It was great to see Lee go deep today. He had a great day which is refreshing after his Spring…the sooner he can get going the better. Especially with Soriano and Ramirez drawing nothing but zeroes today. Somebody has to be counted on and hopefully with one game left against the Brewers in this opening series, we can get a W and leave only down a game kicking off the season. Again, its one thing to lose games up front, but to lose them to a team in your division is a whole other story.
I would have liked to have seen Lilly have a good first outing. He got batted around pretty bad. Hopefully hes able to pull it together for his next time out. Tomorrow, Dempster will find himself warming up in a whole different scenario. Lets hope he has a different outcome and the bats show up to help him out. Would love to see him get to a save situation so we can see if Woods horrible outing was just nerves or something else. I still think Marmol should be the closer, but if were going with Wood, the sooner he can get it going (just like everyone else on this team), the better. And Im sure he will. Im sure everyone will and we will be just fine. (Did I convince you? Not even sure I convinced myself…)
Go Cubs Go…beat those Brewers tomorrow!
(And as for all those apostrophes that were left out of this post? I left them out on purpose in honor of Mr. Cub and his new statue outside Wrigley. I can’t believe they forgot the apostrophe!) Here’s the story if you haven’t heard already: LETS PLAY TWO)