When Jeff Baker’s 9th inning double somehow bounded into the seats in center field, erasing what would have been the game-winning run, you knew this game was over. That kind of thing happens only to the Cubs (seriously, a ground-rule double by way of a bounce into the stands? at Wrigley?), and the day was done.

But then, like, it wasn’t. I’m still not sure that really just happened. But I’m smiling.

  • Dan0mite

    Pena is starting to look better and Fukudome has managed to defy the post April voodoo that plagues him. (at least for today)

    • Ace

      Don’t jinx it!

  • Raymond Robert Koenig

    Wellemeyer just announced his retirement.

  • Raymond Robert Koenig

    Also, according to MLBTR, the consensus is that unless the Cubs show improvement this season, whatever that means, Hendry’s job security is in doubt.

    • Ace

      No surprise there. Indeed, because his contract runs only through next year anyway, his security is necessarily in doubt.

  • Raymond Robert Koenig

    Hopefully Hendry’s next year is elsewhere.

    • Jeff


  • Michigan Goat

    What are we to read from seeing Russell pitch yesterday? Does this mean his starting days are over?

    • Ace

      No – fifth starter spot doesn’t come up until May 14. If you see Russell come out of the pen after tomorrow, then perhaps we’ve finally seen his end as a starter.

  • jh

    I think the win is overshadowing the awful decision by Quade to leave Coleman in for the 7th. Woody is ready, Coleman had a great outing and was at his max and yet Quade sits on his ass as until he absolutely has to take him out. I cannot fathom how you do not go with your strength which for our pitching is 7,8,9.

    I honestly think Quade is managing the pitching like the minors; decide how long they’re going for and leave them no matter what.