BOX SCORE – Sure, that win flag is flapping in this post, but I seriously debated flying both the win and the loss flag for obvious reasons. The Cubs mad a good comeback in the 8th inning last night but lost not only Derrek Lee, but also Scott Eyre on the same play. Lee had some X-Rays done but they seem to be inconclusive. Hopefully we’ll get a good report later today sometime. As for Eyre, he’ll take a few days off, which he should do anyway since he’s been pitching a lot and recover. These injuries couldn’t come at a worse time though. The team is playing well and the Cubs are traveling to St. Louis to face a team that is steaming from the Cubs sweep earlier in the year.

Here are some positives:

  • Ryan Dempster has now saved 23 straight and has not allowed a run in 31 and 1/3 innings. That’s a pretty wicked streak he has going.
  • Finally the west coast games are done. I fell asleep during a good part of last nights game so that would explain why my post is so short.
  • Sean Marshall is pitching OK, but he keeps teasing us with this over / under crap. 89 pitches, 86 pitches, for crying out loud Dusty let him throw like 5 more pitches.

I’ll end this post with a happy picture of my son who is now a little more than 3 months old.

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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