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I can, and will, overstate the importance of today’s win. In two of the three games, the Cubs started guys with ERAs north of 9.00. On the other side of the bump in those games, they were facing topline starters. Just incredible. Today’s win not only gave the Cubs a series win, but it gave them a winning road trip – and it was the first time they won back-to-back games in, like, forever.

Zambrano was great, Carlos Pena did it again, Marlon Byrd had THREE RBI from the three-hole, Sean Marshall continues to quietly dominate, and Geovany Soto continues to quietly heat up. But none get the enhancement…

  • http://calebshreves.blogspot.com Caleb

    (Cue typical early-season Cubs optimism)

    Seriously… great win. If Byrd can hit some power, and Pena is good to go, and Dempster doesn’t suck, and we haven’t fallen way behind? Just think if we get quality starts more often! This team has some magic… big time. I feel really, really good about this upcoming homestand.

    • Ace

      If… if… if… lot of ifs.

      … but I agree. Damn this team for always sucking me back in.

    • http://SOI veryzer

      I bet you’re young, aren’t you?

      • http://calebshreves.blogspot.com Caleb

        Easy there, creeper.

        • Ace

          Ha. That made me chuckle.

  • TWC

    Just watched the replay of Byrd’s HR… man, compared to Zambrano and Byrd, Barney looks like an 8-year-old. He’s positively minuscule.

    • Ace

      And yet Byrd has just one homer, and never really had any power.

      • TWC

        I really love that Zambrano and Koyie Hill (kill me now) have as many HRs as Byrd and Ramirez do. Love it in the way that I loved the Cubs starting ’97 0-14.

        *sigh*

  • al

    what happened aram?? WTF!!

    • Jeff

      A not so slow decline into mediocrity, that’s what happened to A-Ram.

  • Steve

    Decline? Yes. But, don’t just wrap it up to the physical skills. The guy list his desire to be a good player a while ago. He’s been coasting (and cashing huge paychecks) for a few years now. He has no pride, conscience, or respect for the he left in him. The guy is an average third baseman, that is paid like an elite one. Thank God his lazy ass will be gone next year.

    • Matt

      Maybe we can sign Aaron Miles to replace him.

      • Ace

        We can dream.

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