I was able to stay up late last night and watch the Cubs actually win a game. It was nice to see. We had good starting pitching and Quade did not leave Zambrano in too long. He trusted his setup of Wood, Marshall and Marmol for the 7th, 8th and 9th innings. We played good defense and had three solo homers. Soriano was the hitter of the night blasting two bombs! I liked the fact that Castro batted third again too. Now, if we can repeat last nights performance I would be really happy.
Matt Garza will be pitching against Ian Kennedy tonight. Hopefully, we can play better for Garza and get him his first win of the season and as a Cub. Even though he’s striking out a lot of batters he hasn’t had much luck. He pitched 6 shutout innings in a no-decision against San Diego, lost to Colorado due to 4 errors and 4 unearned runs, has seen the Cubs get shutout twice during his starts and saw the bullpen blow the lead in another. That’s five starts and little run support, bad defense and a loss to the bullpen. Hopefully, tonight is the night the guys rally around Garza and get him a win.