I’m really looking forward to seeing Sean Marshall pitch against Bonds today. This kid seems unflappable and it’s going to be interesting to see how Bonds handles Marshall’s different speeds and curveball. This is a very winnable game for the Cubs – the eight day curse has been lifted and Jaimey Wright has lost his last three consecutive outings, giving up 14 earned runs in 19 1/3 innings pitched. So let’s hope that Sean has his good stuff this afternoon and let’s also hope that the Cubs clobber Wright right into the Stone Age and go home with a two game win streak. Let’s go Cubbies!
The game is under way and Dusty in his infinite wisdom has Mabry (.216 BA) batting fifth and Murton (.280 BA) batting eighth. It’s times like this that make me seriously wonder if Dusty did way too much acid back in the early 70s…now it is 9-0 and Dusty is going to his bullpen. Baker has absolutely no judgemental skill when it comes to pitching changes, rather he needs to get hit over the head with a sledgehammer. Time to have an All Star game and get everybody into the lineup Dusty, it’s what you do best!