Solid win all around, though you’d still like to see a little more offense – and that will happen if the Cubs can get some more balls to go over the wall rather than smacking off of it (ha, that sentence – completely legitimately – had the words “more,” “balls,” and “smacking”). Hopefully Carlos Pena’s removal from the game was merely precautionary after taking a hard foul off the leg (UPDATE: or it might be a sprained thumb, which, after the Aramis Ramirez issue last year, would not be welcome news). We’ll know more soon.
But the story of the game…
(Ignore that line for Marmol – he did pitch a scoreless 9th inning and log a save; I think I grabbed the box a little quickly.)