Game Recap: Cubs 6, White Sux 5 - HEY! CUBS WIN!
"We cling to the fact that we will swing the bats better... You gotta give these guys every opportunity to work out of it." - Lou Piniella
"The Cubs four-run, come from behind victory was their largest ever against the White Sox." - @STATS_MLB
"YEEESSSSS!!!!" - Ron Santo
What a game, what a win.
Derrek Lee is today's hero, coming through in a big way with his three-run bomb in the 8th inning. You may be thinking to yourself that Lee has been having a fantastic month; well, check out this slash line for June coming into today's game.
D-Lee in June: .360/.428/.520
After all the crap we gave him, Derrek has quietly been carrying this team through one of their worst months imaginable on offense. He's only got eight RBI to show for it, but it's not his fault.
Credit is also due to Geo Soto, who brought himself home in the at-bat immediately following Derrek's dinger.
Soto's slugging in June is somewhere around .450 after today's game; that number rates higher than his slugging from June or July of 2008. Furthermore, it'll only go up once Soto figures out how to get his average above .222 for this month.
Finally, let's talk about the third offensive hero from today's game, the man who got the W flag flying, the one and only Mr. Alfonso Soriano.
Fonsi pulled a move out of Ryan Theriot's 2008 playbook in the bottom of the 9th today, flipping a single into the opposite field with ReJo on 2nd to plate today's winning run.
Hopefully, today's game is a sign of things to come, especially for these three dudes in particular. Are you convinced?
Let's savor this one, and get ready for Cliff Lee and the Indians.