Thursday, April 3, 2008

Good job, Woody

Cubs notched their first win of the season today.  Only 99 more for a championship (I figure 89 to win the division, 3 for the NLDS, 4 for the NLCS, 4 for The Series).  Kerry Wood got his first career save, facing 4 batters, allowing 1 hit, and striking out 2--a much better outing than the first game of the season.

Maddux pitched last night.  He gave up 4 runs (3 earned) over 6 innings.  The 17-time Gold Glove winner did play his position well, piling up 5 assists.  One play (click on the 400K next to Maddux's Diving Stop on the right-hand side) in particular was fantastic. Maddux dove on a Berkman come-backer and got the out.  The announcer described Maddux as looking like "a spry nineteen year-old".  The Professor didn't get win #348, though he did leave the game with a 5-4 lead.  

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