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Monday, June 25, 2007

Bring out the Brooms!!!

Well the Cubs swept the Sox at Us Cellular this weekend and their pitching kept looking great. Zambrano, Hill and Marshall shut down the White Sox while the Cub's offense was able to score enough runs for them to win. In game 1, Carlos continued his revival on the mound after a month of struggling. It might have helped that the Cubs got a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st, but after the leads Zambrano has blown this year who knows. It was close until the top of the 9th when the Cubs scored 3 more and went on to win 5-1. Then in the next game the Cubs scored the winning run on a suicide squeeze, which would never have been called with Baker and if it had, the person doing it surely wouldn't have executed it. In game 3 there was a crazy play which while it was happening I was yelling from my parent's couch that it was a deadball and no one could be out due to Uribe being in basepath when Pagan ran into him. What gets me that is a basic rule and on the replay it even looks as if the 3rd base umpire called it right away, but then there was confusion and a long debate amongst the umpires and even the announcers (one an ex-manager) had no clue what was going on.
My concern about the upcoming series is Aramis Ramirez didn't look to healthy on the bases and now that there is no DH, can he perform on the field? I am hoping he can, but it also wouldn't be the first time the Cubs activated a guy a little to early.


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