It is what it is. Last night was a horrible loss that was a result of Marco Estrada blowing a 4 run lead in the 8th inning. It was quick and devastating; it also showed us that the Cubs (although filled with a bunch of nobody's) is still lethal. In 1/3 inning Estrada faced 4 batters and gave up 3 runs, all earned. That's all it took for Fukudome to blast a double in to the ivy and then Aramis Ramirez to sending a 2-run shot over the leftfield wall. That prove to be the crushing blow to the Milwaukee Brewers. Not to mention that Milwaukee didn't do themselves any favors by leaving 8 RISP with 2 outs.
Rickie went 3 for 6 with a double and a RBI
Prince & Braun both collected a hit and drove in a run.
- Prince earned NL Player of the Week honors
- David Einhorn, the interested buyer of the NY Mets had considered buying the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004...but Antanasio (as we all know) beat him to it. Interesting story about that.
- Interesting story about the 2008 surge in splintered/fragmented bats that tormented the league. The use of Maple of bats as compared to Ash.
- San Fransisco Gate (newspaper) story on their new 2B Billy Hall and his involvement with the human grenade in 2009 celebration.