Before the game today, I was talking to Kurt from Cub Fan Nation on AIM and I mentioned how I had a feeling Big Z would be cash money in todays game. I am happy to say I was right. He had been making me a little nervous of late, with his lack of wins and emotional breakdowns. He proved to me that he is gonna be just fine down the stretch. When he got into some early trouble in the first, I almost gave up on the game. When the Cubs aren’t scoring, it’s hard to watch when they go down more than about 2 runs. Zambrano was up to the task, and proceed to get out of the inning untouched.

It was nice to see the Cubs continue to put a few runs on the board with hitting other than homers. Todd Walker’s timely double today makes me want him in the lineup everyday all the more. Why is this even a question? He’s our second baseman next year so why not give him the job now? It’s not really the time for a platoon that does nothing more than keep both guys from getting into a rhythm. Choose one and stick with him. We’re in a serious race here and we need someone who is going to get in a groove.

Nomar Rumors

I am not really going to comment, because every other place you read has already analyzed this to death. Nothing seems to be certain, so here are my only thoughts. If the Red Sox will really give us Garciapara for Clement, Mitre, and Gonzalez, we would be fools not to take it. Will it happen? Probably not.

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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail