Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Cubs Play Home Run Derby

The Brewers are just what the Doctor ordered, a 9-1 beating. The Cubs hamered the Brew Crew for 6 HR's. Patterson and Sosa went back to back in the first. Then later Kerry Wood, Mark Grudzielanek and Alex Gonzalez went back to back to back. The most important thing is that Sosa hit two on the night. He really is swinging the bat well and the Cubs need his bat. Ruben Quevedo lood really bad. His fastball was topping out at 84 MPH and Cubs were taking BP off him.

Wood really struggled to find his comand early, but in the 4-7 innings he was dominating. Nobody could touch him after he got some key double plays. The Brewers set the tone early with a huge baserunning mistake that led to a double play to end before the Jenkins HR. Wood improves to 7-5 and the Cubs bring Shawn Estes back to the mound. He needs a good outing after Friday's blowout against the Sox.