Thursday, September 09, 2004


"Scattered", Smothered and Covered

"Scattered" the Cubbies hits :

Cubbies 5 hits + 1 walk = 0 runs
Expos 6 hits + 1 walk = 5 runs

It's called timely hitting, or luck. Up until the 8th neither team had more than one baserunner in an inning. The Expos got a double, sac, and sac fly to score the only run so far. Then two singles, two errors, and a blast got the Expos 5 runs and put the game out of reach.

Smothered : The Cubbies playoff lead. The Expos were bound to spoil someone's season, what with their .500 play and there constant exposure to playoff teams. Taking 2 out of 3 from the Cubs (3 out of 4 overall) has created a logjam on top of the Wild Card lead. Will they knock out Florida in the next few weeks?

Covered: The Expos young-uns, by me. B-Har had his first at bats as an Expos and got a hit. Macier is continuing to impress. Scott Downs pitched a gem. Could this be the surprise team of 2005? Maybe... if they get an MVP bat and a CY Young Arm. Pedro back in Montreal? Larry Walker? Ha! At least they'll be attractive to any buyer with the low payroll.

The synergy between Waffle House and EB.B.COM could become an unstoppable force. Unless Rafael Furcal runs into it.
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