Sunday, July 24, 2005

Neifi is Grand as they come

Chicago Cubs Neifi Perez celebrates with Aramis Ramires as he crosses home plate after hitting a grand slam in the tenth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, July 24, 2005 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.(AP photo/Tom Gannam)
Chicago Cubs' Henry Blanco rounds third base after hitting a fourth-inning solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jeff Suppan Sunday, July 24, 2005, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
What a day for the Cubs. After Mark Prior gave up three home runs in the first inning, the Cubs come from behind and even blow a lead, but they still find a way to win. Well, Neifi Perez did come up huge with a grand slam in the top of the 10th inning and Derrek Lee saved a ball that would have put two men on in the bottom of the inning.
The Cubs now have three with the Giants and then four with the Diamondbacks.
This is the important stretch before the trading deadline.
Things are looking up.