Today’s first game was one of surprises, both sarcastic and genuine. I’ll leave you to guess which is which.
Surprise! Doug Davis got rocked by one of the worst lineups in baseball and couldn’t make it through five innings again.
Surprise! Koyie Hill hit a homer.
Surprise! The Cubs scored most of their runs on gifts and a Carlos Pena homer.
Surprise! Alfonso Soriano took a two-out, bases-loaded walk after going down 0-2.
Surprise! Alfonso Soriano dropped a line drive hit right at him after inexplicably stopping about five feet short of the ball.