Monday, April 05, 2004

Game Log Opening Day

After the quick start, I had to settle down a bit. Today tune back in and also check out the chat going on over at The Cub Reporter right now.

1:13 Hello Corey Patterson as I just log on hits one out of the park. Sosa and Alou both fly out, but a good start 1-0 Cubs going to the bottom half.

1:21 Kerry Wood looks good early, a tough hit off the bag, a good double play by Mark and his first K of the year.

1:28 Nothing doing for the Cubs in the second. Lidle looked much better with his strikeout of Lee. 1-0 bottom 2

1:31 Alex Gonzalez starts his season off with a bang, well not really he had a error. Wood battles back with a K and a double play to end the inning.

1:42 Grudzielanek gets his first hit of the season. Lidle is all over the place this inning. He had a HBP to Patterson and a walk to Sosa. Then a bases clearing double by Alou to put the Cubs up 4-0.

2:00 A past ball by Barrett and then a steal puts Wood in a little trouble. Wood gives up two in the inning after a diving miss by Patterson. He K'd Casey to end the inning. 4-2 Cubs after 3.

2:20 A triple by Barrett to start the inning. Wood gets his first RBI of the year on a chopper to third. 5-2 Cubs

2:35 Wood lets the first two runners on in the 4th. Wood battled back with a K, grounder and a fly out. 5-2 Cubs after 4.

2:42 Nothing doing for the Cubs in the 5th.

2:50 More trouble for Wood in the 5th. A double by Casey makes the game 5-4.

3:00 Two swinging bunts by the Cubs, but no hits. Still 5-4 it looks like a battle of the pens the rest of the way.

3:08 Mike Wuretz looked pretty good in his first Major League Action.

3:14 Grudzielanek gets his second hit of the game, but Patterson bounced into a fielders choice right after that. 5-4 bottom 7 coming up.

3:22 Kent Mercker comes in and sits down the Reds in order. 5-4 to the 8th.

3:32 Dunn drops a pop fly in left that leads to a run by Lee. Barrett singled to put the Cubs up 7-4.

3:42 Farnsworth in for the Cubs in the 8th. He looked sharp with two pop ups and a grounder to third. 7-4 headed to the 9th.

3:52 Terrible baserunning by the Cubs cost them at least a run if not more. A single by Alou leads to a double play.

4:00 Joe Borowski makes it very interesting, but gets the K to end the game. Cubs win 7-4. Kerry Wood (1-0) Corey Lidle (0-1) Joe Borowski Sv(1)