Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 – September 23, 2011

This felt like the first meaningful game the Cubs have played in months, and they showed up. Ryan Dempster was great for six innings, and the bullpen weaseled out of some sticky innings. Alfonso Soriano was the hero with a three-run homer, which was the difference.

But the night belonged to this young man…

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

37 responses to “Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 – September 23, 2011”

  1. Dave

    201 down, 4056 to go!

    (Thats right, my new thing is predicting Castro will pass Rose to become the all-time hits leader.  Also, starting in 2016 he will wear a cape as part of his uniform)

    1. MichiganGoat

      He can call Sam Fuld and get his

  2. die hard

    Castro needs to do what Sandberg learned after first 2 yrs and that is how to step into and power the ball…before then Sandberg just tried to make contact like Castro and hit many singles….not enough…may have a few more strikeouts, but will have a lot more total bases and be our 2nd or 3rd hole hitter

  3. Brian

    If you want Castro to do what Sandberg did, perhaps fire Quade and sign Sanderberg to tell him before its too late?

  4. Ol'CharlieBrown

    Read that after Sorianos home run, the Brewer fans at Miller Park were chanting “Lets Go Cubs” when they saw the Cubs had taken the lead lol

  5. al

    and the little rat took the collar!!

  6. jstraw

    That was fun.

  7. ry

    Awesome game indeed! Congratulations Starlin, gonna be fun watching this kid over the next 15 years! Definitely bring Ryno back where he belongs and shipQuiade’s ass out September 29th at 12:01am!

  8. philoe beddoe

    Sorry to here that..I am a relative newcomer here, but it seems to me Brett you have come along way in a relatively short time…and your success will continue to grow…it gives dorks like me an opportunity we get nowhere else…it IS a success just to be nominated…your talent is obvious and just let this motivate you more


    thanks for doing this



  9. Toosh

    I’m off to see the NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS. 3 hour drive. Here’s hoping the Cardinals lose and the Braves win.

  10. Vince

    We watched the Cubs/Cards ninth inning on the Miller Park jumbotron and the fan electricity was unbelievable. A great time for all.

  11. Jamesjones

    You didnt win Brett? Thats horseshit.

    Yeah. HORSESHIT.

    But then again look how far you have come with the website. This place has been a haven for Cub Fans from across the WORLD. (Yeah…the WORLD. FUCK.)

    Scientists havent discovered the cure for cancer or AIDS, but this website is close to finding the cure for our MISERY, one Cub fan at a time.

    Does this make any sense? Hell. Yes. Keep your head up son.

  12. pfk

    Sorry you didn’t win. Guess its time to let the kids blog and see what they’ve got for 2012.

  13. Caleb

    You didn’t win? Gay. I guess I won’t be using this site anymore. Thanks for nothing.

  14. Caleb

    Okay, just kidding! Is it too bold to say that every site that isn’t bleacher nation is lame? Okay, a bit much. Last night, Castro hitting 200, awesome. Awesome feat to see!

  15. pfk

    On a serious note, I’m a sports junkie who goes on line first thing to check scores, etc. and your blog is so good it is now the first place I go when I get on line. It is the most informative and the most entertaining sports reading I get day in and day out.

    1. Joe Cartwright

      Short but informative

  16. Hogie

    I would say it is pretty damn impressive to even get nominated, considering that a few months ago you were doing this in your free time. I have been reading for most of the last couple of seasons, and I have been extremely impressed. I was a little scared that when you switched to full time, there would be a lot of filler articles and link bait. Not only have you kept the writing from falling, but you even improved it. It has been said on here before, but there is a reason that so many well informed, intelligent commenters flock to this site. Keep up the good work.

  17. Levon

    Well that sucks. I’ve been reading this sight since early last season. It’s been both funny and informative. It’s too bad you didn’t win. Award or not I will still keep reading. SN……do you plan on doing anything for convention or do you go? I will def be there……again this next year lol.

  18. Cardfan

    When you get right down to it, it is probably Bush’s fault…

    Condolences nontheless. Screw ‘em – you’re on fire…