Damn, I wanted Lilly to get the no-hitter!
Not just because it was the White Sox, but because I fear Lilly could be dealt come July.
And whether Cubs fans want to recognize it or not, Lilly’s the true ace of this staff. To trade him would be a mistake.
But there’s no way the Cubs deal Lilly without backlash if he no-hits the cross-town rival.
A no-no might have been the only thing to make up for a season of virtually zero support from his mates, too.
Instead, it’s a 1-0 win to go along with his second win of the season…a far cry from where his win total should be.
Maybe if the guy gets a little run support he relaxes to close out the final three batters. But as usual, the lineup left him hanging…and not just with the game on the line, either. No, not even with its best hurler on the mound, throwing a no-hitter, can the Cubs score runs.
Then there’s Juan Pierre, a man who just loves torching the Cubs. First with Florida, then the 2006 season, and now this, breaking up Lilly’s no-hit bid in the ninth…c’mon man!
Chad Tracy’s backhanded snag at third wasn’t exactly the DeWayne Wise catch in the Buehrle Game, but would’ve been the defensive gem remembered if Lilly throws the no-hitter.
Can’t believe Lou leaves Lilly in the game after Pierre’s single. Marmol almost blew it, which would have been so Cubs.