Chicago Cubs Fall to Astros in 10; Patterson Makes Debut
Posted by sportsmaven on August 7, 2007
One thing I can say about last night’s game — Eric Patterson does look like his big brother, Corey. And he got the bunt down, which is also nice. He also turned a routine out into a close play with his speed out of the batters box. Now lets see what he does tonight as a starter. I will say that Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has no fear in throwing the guys from the Iowa Express right into the mix with starting assignments and appearances in key, potential game changing situations. This is a clear departure of the Dusty Baker regime, where guys like Neifi Perez would steal valuable time away from the development of younger players (how did Dusty miss out on Ryan Theriot?)
(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
The Chicago Cubs lost another 1 run game last night to a Houston Astros team that is on life support. Their bullpen is about the worst in the National League, and their starting lineup would hardly scare a good little league team. The game wasn’t over for a minute before both Bob Brenly and Dan Pleasac of Comcast SportsNet were already throwing out the excuse that the Sunday night ESPN game forced the Cubs to arrive late in Houston, thus they didn’t get enough rest. Jim Hendry echoed the same in a Chicago Tribune interview. Better have gotten your rest tonight, boys because you have to win this series….