CUBS START IT OFF WITH A WIN
The Cubs started off with a bang — literally — as Alfonso Soriano hit the 2nd Roy Oswalt pitch over the fence for a leadoff homer. Also of note in this game:
- Beat Roy Oswalt in his own park
- Zambrano looked excellent
- Lou came out to get him exactly when he needed to
- Heilman coming in with men on base and getting a huge double play on his first pitch
- Marmol looking great, including making Carlos Lee buckle hard on a slider
- Soto gunning down Tejada trying to steal
- Fukudome looked horrible and without a plan at the plate
- Kevin Gregg looks rather underwhelming
- Milton Bradley already twisted his ankle running to first and he had an error on a fly in the 9th. It was ruled a hit but it was definitely an error.
One question: How long will Fukudome and Lee be the 2 and 3 in the lineup? I can see them both being moved in the near future. although Lou loves the left/right action in the lineup.