Oh, this is fun. Incredible game! Cubs took the second game of the weekend series against the Sox today with an incredible nine run fourth inning including two home runs by Edmonds, one by Ramirez and one by Fontenot. And I thought Lilly scored with the bail out Ramirez gave him yesterday with his two shots…that was a scratch off compared to the lottery of runs Marquis scored today.
I must admit, when I heard Edmonds was a Cub I couldn’t believe it. Wait, Jim Edmonds?? Former St. Louis Cardinal Jim Edmonds? The same Jim Edmonds who had produced for the Cardinals time and time again against the Cubs making one of the 2 or 3 Cardinals we least looked forward to seeing at the plate against us in crucial situations? This is supposed to be good for team morale? I suppose it made sense at the time. However, considering he’s hitting over .400 in his last 18 games with the Cubs and blasting huge shots out of Wrigley against the team’s crosstown rival, what’s there to complain about or be confused by now? I mean fans are bowing to him like they do Fukudome. He continues to perform and produce like Fukudome we may start seeing different headbands worn around the outfield at Wrigley. Huge day for Edmonds in shedding that Cardinal red and having us get use to him in Cub blue. Great day today Edmonds, way to go man.
Marquis improved to an incredibly respectable 6-3 on the season and Wood got his 19th save of the year. Even better news, Zambrano went on the DL to rest his strained shoulder and x-rays show no serious damage. Two starts missed is fine all things considered and if the rest of the guys continue to step up during his and Soriano’s absence, we’ll look pretty good going into the end of Summer. And who would have thought that a simple switch of our closer and a starter would make such a difference to this team? I doubted Wood all Spring…no more. Keep it up Kerry. Marmol and Howry have left much to desire lately. We’re going to need you even more while they get through this rough patch.
Tomorrow night’s game is nationally televised. Looking forward to seeing them continue this Sox bashing. And with recent events, I admit…I even kind of look forward to seeing Edmonds.
Go Cubs Go!