Wednesday, September 07, 2005

What a Rusch

Glendon Rush had a perfect game going into the 7th inning, before David Eckstein lead off the 7th with a single up the middle. My inital reaction to his performance was very highly rated. To pitch the way he did against a super offensive charged Cardinals team is phenomenal. He hit his spots consistantly during the perfect game run.

After thinking after the game was finally over about Rusch's performance, I begin to think "What happens next?" Will Glendon be back next season? And if so, what will his role be?

My inital thinking is that Glendon will be back with the Cubs next season, as the long reliever/spot starter. I think its the only role for Rusch on this team. He couldnt do it as a middle reliever, and hasn't been as good as last season in the rotation, although he did start off well. It will be an interesting off-season to say the least.