You know there's a problem when the most meaningful quote from the game is this:
“How do you eat a whopper?” Piniella asked before the game. “You eat it one bite at a time, you don’t swallow it whole.”
Wow, Lou. That's deep.
Hoffpaiur and Fontenot kept the hit attack going, and Fukudome blasted another HR in a 6-1 Cubs win. I don't count this game as "breaking the losing streak" because I'm sure that the Cubs would have found a way to lose in the remaining three innings (rain delay wins are for sissies).
Other than that, who would have guessed that Sean Marshall would be the most consistent of all the Cubs starters? Zambrano spent a chunk on the DL, Harden is on the DL (first of many), and Dempster/Lilly have been flat out erratic.
If Chris Getz needs to stay in the starting lineup, he needs to do two things. One is to start adjusting at the plate, and the second is to kill Jayson Nix. Nix hit two big HRs in a 4-2 win over the Angels. Bartolo's Colon was stretched a bit, working into the 7th, but otherwise had yet another masterful performance.
Signing Colon on the cheap was probably the best offseason move of any club. Seriously.
Also, the resurgence of Alexei Ramirez (8 hits in his last 4 games) has been remarkably helpful, and he's showing unusual patience at the plate (3 walks tonight puts him just 5 away from his 2008 total). Frankly, I'm liking the way this works.
And MOST IMPORTANTLY, today marks the 7th consecutive game with Brian Anderson in the lineup. For those of you keeping score at home, that makes the Sox 6-2 since Anderson came off the DL, and 4-12 when he was on the DL. If anyone else thinks Anderson magically causes the Sox to win, regardless of his performance (e.g., 2006), this is further proof.