Monday, April 03, 2006

Play Ball!

Opening day in Cincinnati was exciting. Juan Pierre had an exciting triple, Todd Walker followed that up with a double, Derrick Lee had a double and young Matt Murton had a 3-run HR and made a great catch up against the left field wall. And that was just the first inning.

The Cubs offense looked potent, although it was aided by a hitters park, a 20 mph wind, and Adam Dunn in LF. Carlos Zambrano started the gane and was staked to a 5-0 lead. Even so, Z struggled to find the strike zone and ended up leaving with the game tied. The bullpen looked decent for their first outing of the season, and the Cubs defense was strong, with the exception of a rare gaff by gold glove first baseman Derrick Lee.

All in all, it was a great start to the season. Zambrano will bounce back. Other than his performance, nothing else could have been asked from the Cubs.


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