Embarrassing start for Sean Marshall.
The lefty lays a rotten egg on national television–and in HD, nonetheless.
It seems the lefty never has a working ‘out-pitch’ in the first inning, which typically puts the Cubs in an early hole, this time 5-0.
I’ll say it again, Marshall is best suited out of the bullpen!!!
Not to mention, before Marshall even recorded his second out the Cubs’ streak of four-straight quality starts was over, and soon to follow the two-game winning streak.
What’s more is watching this awful game follow the best win of the season on Saturday.
Best all around win for the Cubs this season.
Dempster was simply outstanding. His best start of the year.
It’s a nice rebound game following his worst start of the season–six runs, seven hits in four innings against Pittsburgh. And, Saturday’s performance looked a lot like the Dempster from a year ago.
Reed Johnson is 6-15 on the home stand, has 12 RBI in his last 13 games, and has also improved the batting average from .239 to .270.
What’s more, I love watching the Chin Beard go RBI bunt single and deep in the same game!
If Soriano’s knee his ailing, why not play Reed full time in left field?
Ted Lilly continues to be the Cubs’ best stopper. And once again, he was big-time Friday afternoon!
Not to mention, if the Cubs’ season ever hinges on winning one game I’d take Lilly over anyone else in Chicago’s rotation.
Let’s not call Lilly’s outing a season saver, but it’s pretty close. Had the Cubs lost, chances are they’re entering June no better than .500 and five games back in the Central. That’s not playoff baseball.