Geovany Soto is an unhuman badass. The dude's got power, a great eye at the plate, and calls a mean game behind it. But who knew the kid could fly? Soto's inside the park home run was a thing of beauty, reminiscent of the Prince Fielder one from last year. Soto trucked around those bases and the Cubs wouldn't need any more as Ted "Iceman" Lilly only allowed two runs to the Astros. Lilly was in fine form and he kept super slugger and all around hoser Lance Berkman off the base paths all night. Aramis Ramirez added some insurance with a two-run missile later in game. If there wasn't a wall behind those seats, that ball might still be going. Oh and newest Cub Jim Edmonds made some kind of catch in center field. That'll do, Lassie. That'll do. Can't root against you, Jim, since you're a Cub, but if you do good stuff like that, you might force me to root for you. What kind of eighth circle of hell nonsense is that?
Ryan Dempster takes the hill tonight to do battle with Chris Sampson. Ryan's been solid all year and if memory serves, Sampson shut the door on us at Wrigley earlier in the season. Should be a good one. I wonder if any of our boys will see anything high and tight after the Iceman blatantly buzzed Carlos Lee's tower and Marmol about took his head off, albeit not purposely. Might be interesting in old Houston tonight.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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