Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Game 1 of 3
Uh, did the Pirates beat us? At home?
PIRATES 10 18 0
CUBS 8 10 1
Yes, it seems they did.
We took the series, but the Bucs pwned us in this game! Freddy Sanchez (PIT 2B) was the big story with his 6-6 night (including a HR), it definitely overshadowed the emergence of Milton Bradley (CHC RF) from the ‘Big Papi’ pit of worthless at-bats.
These folks hit well, but as a team left 9 on base:
Ryan Theriot (CHC SS) 3-5, 3 consecutive 2B, 2 RBI
Milton Bradley (CHC RF), 2-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI
Geovany Soto (CHC C), 2-3, 2BB
These guys did not do so well, they gave up an extraordinary amount of runs to a team that should have stumbled by the Cubs offensive assault:
Ryan Dempster (CHC P) 4 IP, 7H, 6ER, 3BB, 3K, HB, HR
Neal Cotts (CHC P) 1 IP, 4H, 3ER, K, HR…and the L for the game.
Ted Lilly didn’t pitch but got tossed from the game in the 5th just the same for arguing some ridiculous Ks called by home plate ump Bob Davidson.