Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
During Interleague play, this anticipated meeting between one of my two favorite AL teams (as if) and the Cubbies ended up another disappointment from the Northsiders.
Joe Mauer was phenomenal, Randy Wells was a bust. His inability to last 5 innings was overshadowed by the biggest Cub Boob of 2009, the incomparable Milton Bradley.
MIN 7 14 0
CHC 4 6 1
Mauer's 2-run homer in the 3rd inning started the slaughterfest. Bradley and Derrek Lee gave great offensive performances, but we'll never forget (or forgive) Bradley's loss for words when he caught Mauer's SAC fly in the 8th (the second out), forgot how many outs there were, turned and casually flipped the ball into the bleachers - allowing Nick Punto to score and Brendan Harris to advance to 3rd from 1st.
Milton Bradley GO HOME.