What a difference a day makes. Sunday the weather is absolutely gorgeous and Monday looks like a typical January day in Labrador. All the better for Lilly I suppose!
I thought Teddy had No-Hitter written all over him after retiring Helton for the second out in the top of the seventh. Then Atkins steps to the plate and delivers a single into left field – DANG IT!
Still, it’s all good news for Lilly. It took him four starts last season to find his rhythm…and he still won 17 games.
Obviously, the weather factors into the Rockies collecting just one hit…but I take nothing away from Lilly’s performance. After all, the Cubs’ lineup played under the same conditions and scored four runs on nine hits.