Very exciting game last night. It looked like the Cubbies were going to coast to an easy victory after getting to Josh Beckett in the first inning, but Carlos Zambrano let the Marlins back into it with three homeruns in the third inning.
Both teams went deep into their bullpen last night, so the next few games could get interesting as far as what Baker and McKeon can do. Tonight you’ll see Brad Penny square off against potential Cy Young award winner Mark Prior.
The Yankees and the Red Sox also start up tonight. One of the most heated rivalries in baseball will definitely make for an interesting AL pennant series.
It’s funny noticing all of the former Tigers, and they’re not that far removed. Three of the four teams have at least one Tiger who played for us last year. Randall Simon for the Cubs, Damian Jackson for the Red Sox, and Jeff Weaver for the Yankees all donned the old english D last year. You have to go back a couple of years to find an ex-Tiger on the Marlins, and that’s Juan Encarnoncian, who hit a solo shot in last nights game.