This one felt like the ’07 Division Series all over again. Cubs go to Arizona, Lilly pitches poorly – Cubs lose.
Walks can kill you. They did Monday night against Lilly. Having allowed just two free passes all season, his two walks in the fourth inning loaded the bases for the never dangerous Dan Haren.
Truly though, the pitcher’s two-run double is more of a bad break for Lilly than anything else. But give Haren credit – he put the bat on the ball and made his own break.
Soriano’s leadoff job is a big relief. You never know how well a player will respond after being plunked in the head. Let’s hope the bomb restored some confidence in Sori – assuming the beanball must have had some mental affect on him.
It appears Soto is taking his poor at-bats to the field and vice versa. Lou is sitting him for Tuesday’s game – couldn’t agree more with the manager’s decision.