Results tagged ‘ Mark Buerhle ’
The Cubs have been dominating the National League ever since the All Star Break. They were in first place for less than 24 hours the one day, and are now a half game behind to St. Louis. Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano have been waking up the offense as all three of them have been hitting like crazy. Homeruns, basehits, RBI’s you name it.
Reed Johnson has been placed on the disabled list for a foot fracture. He fouled a ball off of his foot against the Astros game on Wednesday. So that is a minor set back. Geovany Soto’s injury has been a work in progress and he can return as early as next week. Also, Ted Lilly had to go to the disabled list. He had to get knee surgery and it went well.
Ryan Theriot has been hitting well today against the Astros for a make up game. He’s had 3 RBI’s off a triple and a sac fly. Jake Fox and Milton Bradley had back to back jacks. Mike Fontenot had a triple and an RBI. They are winning 10-3 in the TOP 6th. Kevin Hart just retired the side.
Rich Harden got his touch back against the Nationals. He’s been having a rough outing lately, but the Nationals game was a confidence builder for him. They swept the Nationals in a 3 game series.
Randy Wells has been in the talk of “Rookie of the Year”. Yesterday, the Cubs won 12-0. Wells had 1 K, with 5 hits (all singles). There were A LOT of double play balls and easy pop ups and grounders. The defense backed him up as well as the offense. The bats came ALIVE yesterday.
The Cubs are now a half game out of first, St. Louis is in first place. The 1 game out of first for the Wild Card. This is only game 100, there are plenty more to go in this season. If the Cubs keep hitting and making the offense come alive, then they will be plenty fine.
In other news… Mark Buerhle had a Perfect game and set a new record of retiring 45 batters in a row. But yesterday the Sox got swept in the double header against the Twins.
STEROID TALK: It has been given out that Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz were on the PED list back in 2003. The list just keeps on spilling out….
Well, that’s all I got for now. GO CUBS!