At 18 games out of first, you take pride in small victories.
Defeating the Cardinals is one of them.
Beating Adam Wainwright is another!
Wainwright entered the game with an MLB-best 1.52 home ERA.
The Cubs tagged him for a career-worst 12 hits,
and scored five runs against him in eight innings.
Wainwright lost for just the third time at home (11-3).
Where were these Cubs the first five months of the season?
And who knew the answer was 90-feet away in the third base coaching box!
Tuesday night is another feather in Mike Quade’s cap.
Cubs have gone 13-7 under ‘Q’, winning five of its last six series.
The skipper’s case for the full time job is growing stronger.
Also to Quade’s benefit, Fredi Gonzalez, once a leading candidate for the position, has declined the Cubs request to interview him.
Gonzalez is unquestionably heading to Atlanta to replace Bobby Cox.
Just another win for Quade.
A few more wins and Quade may have a real chance to catch Ryno in the polls!