Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day Updates

I could think of no better way to spend the day than keeping a look at all the games today. So, throughout the day I will comment on the Brewers, Cubs and Cardinals.

The Cubs have a 1.5 game lead over the Brewers and a 2 game lead over the Cards. The Magic Number stands at 27 entering today.

2:25 p.m.: Pirates take an early 1-0 lead. How great it would be to have the Brewers and Cards lose before we start?

3:07 p.m.: Well, things are off to a good start. The Cards are down to 4-0 to the Pirates. The Brewers trail 3-0 with their "Ace" Sheets on the mound. So far, so good.

3:54 p.m.:
The Cards have chosen to fold today and give up as the Pirates have taken a 10-0 lead in the fourth inning. In the other game of interest, the Brewers have cut into the Astro lead and it is 3-2 now in the bottom of the sixth inning.

4:16 p.m.: The Cards are still down 11-0, but the Brewers have tied the game against the Astros. Not a good sign for them, but Big Z sits down the Dodgers in the first. So, the Cubs have a chance to at least gain on the Cards today.

4:20 p.m.: Just as the Cubs start, the Brewers take a 5-3 lead on the Astros. But to take away the sting, Alfonso Soriano homers to start the day. Cubs 1-0, Brewers 5-3, Pirates 11-0.

5:06 p.m.: What started as a very promising day has changed a little bit. The Brewers are about to finish off the Astros 7-4. The Cards are still going to lose, but Big Z continues to struggle with his command.