Saturday, May 15, 2004


Maddux once again puts on a great performance. Mad Dog went eight innings giving up only 5 hits and one earned one on only 88 pitches. 88 pitches- that is one of the most amazing factors to the outing. The only reason Maddux did not pitch a complete game is because Baker believed that he might have tired after running through a stop sign in the bottom of the eighth. This is the Maddux I love to see. Now he is only eight away from the magic 300th win. Hopefully he will be able to reach it in eight starts.

Sosa tied Mike Schmidt on the all time home run list with his 548th career dinger. Patterson also helped Maddux out with a home run. It's nice to see the Cubs once again score runs. With this win the Cubs pulled themselves within a game of the Astros for the lead of the central division.

On another note Kerry Wood dropped his appeal of his suspension and will start serving it. This is not bad news because they planned on him skipping his next start anyway with his right tricep acting up. This actually works out very well for the Cubs. Now instead of putting him on the DL and missing a game and then serving his suspension he now just spends his time getting better during his suspension.