Game Four – Cubs 3 Cardinals 2
Just when I thought Opening Day was cold….Saturday at Wrigley was even colder, but the game was unbelievable and was everything a baseball fan would want to see. Carlos Zambrano and Chris Carpenter both had excellent games and rebounded from their first appearances of 2006. This was a good ole fashioned pitcher’s duel.
On the day Jim Hendry’s contract extension was announced (through 2008)….Zambrano held the Cardinals offense to only 3 hits before the 6th inning….when the wheels came off and then Michael Barrett and Derrek Lee saved the day…. After the Cardinals took the lead in the 6th by scoring 2 runs on only 1 hit, Matt Murton got on base ahead of Barrett who hit a 2 run home run to tie the game and Derrek Lee won it in the bottom of the 8th with a solo shot to left. Those 2 home runs were shots, I was sitting on the third base side of home plate and the wind was fierce….trust me.
Shaun will be posting an article later on the entire day….the first of his column “The Wrigley Perspective” and I will have a photo gallery up soon….sorry I am having a little difficulty connecting today. I have photos of the Silver Slugger Presentations on Saturday.
Look for Shaun’s article soon and thank all of you for logging into the CCO, this is going to be a fun season here….after the Cubs lost the second game to the Reds, I received emails and had conversations with many of the Cubs Faithful that was just hoping for 2 out of 3 from the Cardinals….well you got it, so how do you feel about the Cubbies now?
Let’s all hope Mr. Marshall can get the sweep on Sunday….so from a very cold and Windy City….That’s the news….and I’m sticking to it!!!