4/11/07--The Day That Was

April 11, 2007 will long be remembered as the day that a honey bee mite--one of the most serious of all bee pests--was discovered at a bee farm in Manoa, Oahu Hawaii.

It was also the day that the game between the then 3-5, fifth place Cubs and the 3-5, fifth place Astros was rained out at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs won the makeup game Monday night behind Carlos Zambrano, who homered and hurled eight innings of eight-strikeout, one-run ball (though I think it took something like 350 pitches for him to do so). Though going up against journeyman Woody Williams, the Cub offense needed Zambrano's help: the rest of the lineup could only generate three hits, two by recent callup Mike Fontenot, who tallied the Cubs' first run when he was driven in by former college teammate, Ryan Theriot.

With Aramis Ramirez now on the DL because of a balky knee, these close, low-scoring games may become the norm for awhile.


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