Blog Entry

First series in the books

Posted on: April 9, 2010 11:15 am
Well the Cubs just wrapped up their opening series against the Braves with a solid 2-0 win. While i was not amazed by the Cubs performance through out the series there were some positives. One thing that stuck out to me was plate discipline, from the 2 games i got to watch they seemed very patient at the plate. That was a key to the 08' run and was something they lost in 09' hopefully that will continue. Another exciting thing i saw was the confidence that Marlon Byrd has, he has looked outstanding in almost every at bat. While he may not get hits in every AB, he is getting great contact with the ball and already has 2 HR. The last positive observation i would like to make is about the pitching. Excluding Carlos Zambrano, both starters pitched excellently and Dempster should have gotten the win. The bullpen has also been solid with the exception of Jeff Samardzija. Even Carlos Marmol looked as if he was in his 07'-08' form, and i am really liking Esmailin Caridad. So while the Cubs are only 1-2 there are many positives to take away from this game. they may not be hitting great yet but they look pretty good. I cant wait to see them tonight in Cincinnati, Carlos Silva is facing Homer Bailey at 7:10 Eastern Time.

Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: April 10, 2010 1:19 am

First series in the books

Between Grabow, Samardzija, and Caridad I think the Cubs bullpen is very shaky. I hope things get better quickly or it's gonna be a long year, but I gotta keep the faith. Go Cubs!

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or