Thanks to an outstanding pitching performance by Randy Wells and two timely home runs by Tyler Colvin and Marlon Byrd (and by timely I mean even thought it’s only game three, it was about time a HR led to a victory) the Cubs finally put up a 1 in the W column for 2010!!!
It’s a shame Colvin is buried behind Soriano and Fukudome’s giant sacks of cash in the Cubs dugout. The kid has a ton of potential that could help the team win now and only bad contracts keeping him from playing on a regular basis. I’m happy Lou thought to put him out there though last night and here’s to hoping he’s not shy about it in the future. You want to talk about a gut to trust? Lou’s your guy.
Thing is I think a lot of Cubs fans forgot with all the excitement of the new season starting is that, the Braves are a tougher team than most give them credit for and now that they have this new kid Heyward lighting fires under the vets and their fan base, Atlanta isn’t exactly an easy place to play. At least we got out without being swept and now will go into a less challenging opponent setting in Cincinnati.
I like the club they’ve put together. I think they are headed in the right direction. But now is not their time. They aren’t quite at the caliber of competitiveness or talent that the Cubs or Cards are for that matter. We honestly should sweep this series, although it will be interesting to see how Zambrano reacts to being moved up in the rotation to pitch on Saturday. This was done in order to lineup our righties against the Brewers next week. I guess the quicker we can get him out there to forget the horrible outing on Monday, the better. Then again, after watching him stink up the joint, who is really in any rush to seehim on the mound again? We’ll see how this plan works out.
Tonight, we’ll also get to see what we ended up getting back for good ‘ol Milty in the Seattle trade when “Other Carlos” takes the mound. Hopefully Silva delivers and we even up the record at 2-2 instead of ending our opening week with two sad carLosses.
And I wouldn’t have any problem seeing Colvin in left field again tonight either. Just saying.
Go Cubs Go!