Cubs 10 Braves 1
10 runs on 15 hits, and only 1 home run. This is the line that I have been wanting to see all year. It was the Jerome/Jeromy show tonight. Jerome Williams pitched his best game as a Chicago Cub. He threw 7 2/3 innings, giving up 1 run (a bomb by Andruw Jones), on 3 hits and striking out 5. Williams also added a 2 for 4 night at the plate with a double and a run scored.
Tonight they showed up and played as a team. They played small ball and did not depend on the long ball to score.
Burnie has officially broken out of his slump. He went 2 for 4, with a walk, 5 RBI’s and the ‘Slam’. I was not happy when they signed Burnie in February, but I will have to say he has played better than I ever imagined. Burnie has done much better than the former right-fielder for the Cubs. Sosa is not having a good year. He is hitting .223 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI’s and Burnie is up to .264 with 19 home runs and 65 RBI’s. I wish Sammy the best, but I think Hendry made the right decision with this one.
It was so fun to listen to Ron Santo tonight. I will talk about Santo in the off-season. But he is so awesome. He says and feels what all Cubs fans go through with every pitch. Santo sounded like a kid in a candy shop tonight. I’m ‘Clicking My Heals’ for you Ron.
Build on this one. Don’t let up…you just never know. Is this the brilliance? Or is this .500?
Wednesday – Mark Prior(9-4/3.66) vs. Mike Hampton(5-3/3.50)
O.K. guys, you beat John Thompson pretty badly. Prior is pitching, how do you respond? I read somewhere today, the Cubs are still alive. Yes, technically they are, now they have to believe it and show it. Hampton is a very good pitcher, if you allow him to get comfortable, he WILL beat you. The Cubs need to get on him early and get to the bullpen. Farnsworth and company are the weakness of this team. Expose it!!
Keep hitting..show pride and…just win!!