Mitre is Miraculous!!
Sergio Mitre earned this alliteration today. So after I point Mitre out as the worst start of the week amongst a slew of great starts last week, he turns up the intensity a notch just to show me up. I'll take it, and enjoy the power we here at LB hold. 7.0 innings of 2 hit baseball! Ya can't ask for much more than that, even Halladay had a great start (7.0 IP, 2 ER), but it wasn't enough to hold up next to Mitre's gem. Mitre also swung the bat fairly well, driving in the first Cubs run of the game, which accounts for half of the runs scored. (I think... I had to get my calculator but it looks like the math works out.)
Primarily using his fastball and curveball, Mitre dominated to Blue Jays today to avoid the 3 game sweep. He was undermatched, but stepped up to the challenge, giving up only 2 hits and pitching his way out of the small number of jams he got into. It was only the Cubs' third shut-out of the year, and the first time Roy Halladay lost a decision to someone not playing for Baltimore.
The Cubs offense was pretty good today, but they did squander some additional scoring opportunities. They had 9 hits and had the bases loaded at least once with two outs, but couldn't score anyone. However, two runs was enough to get the job done today, so I'll take it.
Ohman came in and pitched a solid 8th inning, and Dempster recorded his seventh save in as many tries, striking out the side and giving up one hit and one walk.
That's about all I have for now, go Cubbies!
I'll be out of town in the sunny Virgin Islands for the next 9 days, so if there is a computer I'll try to post once in a while, but you guys gotta take care of stuff while I'm gone. The fate of the world depends upon it! The public deserves to know what LB has to say!!! Let's hope I get back to find the Cubs on a 9 game win streak! Peace, for now...