Credit Randy Wells for helping Chicago avoid its first 0-3 start to a season since 1997…when the Cubs rattled off 14-straight losses!
Pitching duel through-&-through between the starters…which you expect from two guys who finished in the top six of the NL Rookie of the Year voting last season.
Tommy Hanson, who finished third in the voting, probably wins the award had the Braves not opted to keep Tom Glavine in the rotation early on in 2009. Hanson didn’t enter the rotation until June…and finished 11-4 with a 2.89 ERA.
Cubs go hitless again with RISP…0-for-5…but turn three double plays in the field. Failing to turn a single one of them probably cost Chicago the game. DEFENSE MATTERS!