August 2010 Archives for Agony & Ivy
Hero: Koyie Hill went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double. It was the 31-year-old switch-hitting catcher's sixth career home run and first since May 29, 2009.
Hero: Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI to lead the Cubs' 18-hit attack.
ESPN's Tim Kurkjian nominates this year's National League rookie crop as one of the best ever.
Hero: Kosuke Fukudome (1-for-3), who continues to sizzle in August, hit a two-run, game-tying homer off reliever Arthur Rhodes in the eighth inning. Fukudome, who is hitting .274 on the season, is hitting .367 with a 1.081 OPS in August.
For those of you wishing to relive some happier times and for younger fans who weren't around for the ride, I recommend "The Boys of Zimmer: The Story of the 1989 Cubs."
The Cubs were in first place entering play on Aug. 29, 1989, but I was feeling uneasy.
Hero: Kosuke Fukudome entered the game with just one hit in 16 lifetime at-bats against Cincinnati starter Bronson Arroyo (14-8), but went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer Saturday.
"When you play with the Cubs, it's like playing with heavy shoes on."
How do you know that you're in a room with somebody who went to Notre Dame?
Carlos Silva, in his first rehab start since going on the disabled list Aug. 1 with an abnormal heart rate, allowed two hits in 2 2/3 shutout innings Friday to help the host Peoria Chiefs claim a 3-1 Midwest League victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels.