Turner Field, Atlanta, GA
(Game 3 of 3)
The opening series finale, after two brutal defeat episodes the Cubs rise to grab their first W of 2010 behind an effective performance by Randy Wells, holding the Bravos scoreless thru 6 innings. Tyler Colvin belts his first career HR (take that, Heyward!).
CHC 2 4 0
ATL 0 8 0
Byrd also homers, Tommy Hanson gives up the games only runs as HR to Colvin and Byrd, ergo he gets the hook with one down in the 6th. Eric O'Flaherty, the amazing sidearm/submariner, and Jesse Chavez hold the Cubbies down to those 2.
The game was broadcast on the MLB Network as their inaugural "Thursday Night Baseball" telecast for 2010 by Matt Vasgersian and Jim Kaat.
Quoting Kaat verbatim, albeit out of context and in truncated form as his entire comment had nothing to do with this portion: "...in the National League, where they play real baseball, there's no DH..."
I had to add that to my commentary. Well said, Mr Kaat!!