The Gist (Formerly 'Game in Review')

July 31, 2007 | Comments (0) | by Brant Brown

Final Score: Phillies 3 - Cubs 7

Jason Marquis was nothing less than underwhelming in tonight's game, but the Cub offense bailed him out for his eighth victory on the campaign. While Lee and Ramirez were kept in check, the rest of the team was able to put together enough puncture wounds against Eaton and Geary to keep the heat on Milwaukee. Even Jason Kendall woke up and decided to participate with a run scoring single in the seventh. Marmol delivered another brilliant 1 1/3 innings, with an at-bat to boot. As of press time, the Brewers and Mets were still tied at two runs a piece in the twelfth inning. Yesterday's heart-wrenching loss, and the inability to stitch together a trade at the deadline to bolster the 'pen had a number of fans writhing this evening. Nothing like a W though to calm the kids down.