April 2010 Archives for Agony & Ivy
Hero: Alfonso Soriano (2-for-3, HR, 2B, 4 RBI) hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning off Arizona starter Rodrigo Lopez (1-1) that put the Cubs ahead to stay.
The phone rang Wednesday morning and I had an ominous feeling. This can't be good news, I thought. And it wasn't.
Hero: Kosuke Fukudome provided the only highlight on a depressing afternoon at Wrigley Field with his first grand slam, in the eighth inning.
"Marlon Byrd has become a fan favorite in his first few weeks as a Cub, and has been trading salaams with the bleacher bums before every game," Paul Sullivan writes in the Tribune.
Sure the Diamondbacks' Chris Young is 5-for-12 (.417) against today's scheduled Cubs starter Ted Lilly, and Adam LaRoche is 6-for-13 (.400). The real threat, though, may be a lil' ol' second baseman who happens to be the league's leading home-run hitter so far this season.
"Officials tell him it would be too hard for other fans to see the action on the field with all that fake ivy in the way," Jeff Long writes in the Tribune.
"AMERICA, there is no doubt about it; the Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the top contributors to the Republican machine in Arizona that have unanimously voted for the draconian Arizona State Proposition SB1070."
With the Nats up 3-2 in eighth, Marlon Byrd led off the Cubs half of the frame with a double. Like a handful of Cubs baserunners in this series, Byrd never advanced and the score held up. A reporter had the temerity to ask Uncle Lou after the game if maybe a bunt was in order to move Byrd along. Lou didn't much like the question.
Hero: Ryan Theriot, who has 19 hits in his last 39 at-bats, singled in his first two plate appearances Wednesday. Theriot scored the Cubs' first run in the first and drove in their other run in the second.