Amazing game, that baseball.

Right after the top of the sixth inning tonight, I began mentally composing a game review complete with rants about:

  • The way Rich Hill pitched (well at first, but ultimately disappointingly, considering we had actually given him a 3-1 lead)

  • How Jacque Jones plays centerfield (badly) and throws (even worse)

  • Alfonso Soriano’s baserunning (labored-looking going from home to second; boneheaded when Soriano got himself thrown out at third base on Ryan Theriot’s routine groundball to short)

  • The defensive coordination between Theriot and Soriano (nonexistent on a pop-up that Theriot staggered under and Soriano wasn’t close enough to so he could bail out his shortstop)

  • The fact that the Cub offense once again failed to exploit the league’s most ineffective bullpen.

Then three Cub relievers combine to end the Cincinnati run-scoring, opening the door for the home team to stage a miraculous rally in the last of the ninth, complete with a base on balls (!) and three clutch hits, including Mark DeRosa’s fifth hit of the night.

Cubs 7, Reds 6; Cubs maintain a one-game lead in the NL Central over Milwaukee.

And your winning pitcher?

Will Ohman, for God's sake.


Sleep well tonight, Brewers.

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast


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