Cubs give up practically nothing and in return they steal away a great pitcher to add to their collection. I like Murton and I liked what Patterson was starting to show…but hey, this is Harden and in response to the Brewers getting Sabathia…Harden sounds good to me. Just come in and look around Harden and you’ll see plenty of great examples of how we do things here with the Cubs. Seven All-Stars (ultimately eight when Marmol was voted in as a replacement), three voted to be starters…two starting pitchers voted in and our closer as well…the veterans are leading the way and the rookies are standing out as some of the best in the game as well: Fukudome and Soto headed to the big showcase in the Bronx as starters…a lot to be proud of right now as a Cubs fan.
And if you want to see what we expect out of our pitchers, take a look at Dempster, Wood and Zambrano. All of them leading the way in what’s been an amazing season so far, including Zambrano’s gem this evening. 8 innings, 1 hit, 1 run, 5 strike outs. If we weren’t being so careful with him, he would’ve finished the game. He’s truly the ace of the team and is even getting things going with the bat adding a single to his resume tonight and is hitting over .350 on the season.
Some of the Cubs’ players were joking about Big Z participating in the HR Derby…why not? He’s doing everything else for us lately, why not give the derby a shot too? Too bad Ramirez isn’t up for it, I think he’d destroy.
Rounding the first half of the season out on a strong note…nothing to complain about there. Go Cubs Go!