52-24 and 2 sweeps. That’s our record so far against Pittsburgh this season. We’re 6-0 against the Pirates with an overall record of 12-6 on the season. Thanks to this last win against the Pirates, we took over first place by 1/2 a game over the Cardinals. And this weekend, it wasn’t even close.
Unbelievable. I feel like I’m saying “I’ll take that anyday” a lot so far this season. Well, roughly 12 times anyway. One run wins. Ugly wins. Completely dominating wins. Completely dominating wins back to back. And even wins that come back-to-back-to-back in a sweep. It’s been a great first month so far. I mean look at these two box scores from the past two blowouts over the Pirates:
I’m glad Fukudome’s deal isn’t more serious, just a cyst over his eye. It does go to show again how valuable Derosa is though as he played right field today. He’s supposed to be our starting 2B and he has since played LF and RF (could Brian Roberts do that? I don’t know that he could). Eyre is supposively coming back, so that will be interesting. We haven’t gained too much from those who took his place in his absence, but I certainly don’t want the Eyre of 2008 that we’ve seen so far to come back. We don’t need that now. We already have Weurtz. Isn’t that bad enough?
And if Dempster was unhappy about his inning management today, well then somebody help him out with that or tell him something that he thinks will help. Because whatever he’s doing is working as I was right. Demp is justified as a starter starting the season at 3-0 and having one of the best starts among all Cubs starters.
Speaking of which, Zambrano goes tomorrow against the Mets. A much truer test of the Cubs’ abilities. MLB.com’s story is right. I believe the Pirates are a team you should beat. But the Mets are another story…so…we’ll see. Maine is on the mound for the Mets and he’s having a great season too. Should be another pitcher’s duel Zambrano finds himself in. Let’s hope the Cubs didn’t waste all the good offense on the Pirates. Time to ‘meet the Mets’ all right…with a giant offensive onslaught.