First Star The Flying Scotsman dvd – Mike Fontenot (.218)
Second Star – Mike Cameron (.210)
Third Star – Ryan Braun (.186)
Top Play – 5th inning – Bill Hall singled to center (Liner). Corey Hart scored. Bill Hall advanced to 2B on error. Error by Derrek Lee. (+.141)


Another loss, so it must be time to panic. After all, the Cubs are on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. Then again, we could having the issues that the Yankees are having, with A-Rod and Posada going to the DL. Instead I offer up some questions and thoughts from what I saw before falling asleep after it was 10-4. No need to panic.

  • Tonight was a cold night, so in response to a recent diary by lizzie, the pitchers were allowed to blow on their hands by the home plate umpire. I’ve always wondered if they use that permission and turn it into a way to add moisture to the ball. Think about it, how hard would it be to have saliva enter the cupped hand when you’re blowing. Not hard.
  • Geo singled up the middle on the first pitch he saw. Think he was anxious after two solid days off after striking out like it was going out of style? He finished 2-for-4, which is much improved.
  • Contrary to what some may think, the tag on Pie in the 2nd was not a dirty play.
  • Derrek Lee tied the all time Cub record for HR in April with 8. 8? Seriously? That’s all?
  • It was refreshing to see a power guy like Ryan Braun lay down a bunt in the fifth for a hit. How cool for it be to see Fatty lay one down and chug down to first?

    Let’s put this one in the archives, forget about it, and get a good rebound win tonight with Dempster on the mound.

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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