Thursday, April 17, 2003

The Hits Just Keep on Coming

Holy cow, a 16-3 win today makes it three straight games with 10 runs or more. If you head over to the Cub Reporter you will see that this is not a common site for the Cubs to win three straight like this.

One player who has been helped the most is Mark Bellhorn. He just crushed Reds pitching(well everyone did), but he needed it the most. He raised his average over .100 points during this series to .217 and now has 1 HR, 14 RBI's. The bottom half of the Cubs lineup is jus flat out killing the ball. Corey has 13 RBI's and the catchers have 16. Not to mention that Hee Seop Choi now leads rookis in the NL with 4 HR's and 15 walks. Big Choi continues to impress, and as long as Eric Karros looks out of sink Choi should continue to get the AB's.

Everything was on for the Cubs today. Wood seemed to have some control problems in the game, but when you hit a 2 run homer I guess it is ok. Total the Cubs walked 6 more men today. The Reds are just not hitting the ball well, but other teams might feast on these walks. Kerry's biggest mistake came in the form of Adam Dunn. Dunn hamered a pitch for a 2 run homer that landed in the right field bleechers.

Alan Benes picked up his first action of the season and got a save. Benes looked pretty good, but did walk three batters. It is more likely he will not see three innings at a time tough. This was an impressive homestand that ended 7-3 to bring the Cubs to 10-6 overall and still in first in the Central. The Cubs go to Pittsburgh for a quick three game series before coming home to face the Padres.