The Gist: Game #19

April 28, 2009 | Comments (0) | by T.R.

Cubs 11
D'Bags 3

Chaz Zambrano took the mound Tuesday looking to even up the series in Arizona. Despite the absence of Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez, the boys in blue pounded the snakes. Milton Bradley and his tender groin were back in the lineup, contributing two hits. Little Mikey Horse 'n' Phone had a two-run jack in his attempt to make up for the previous game's fielding miscues. Soriano also tacked on a three-run homer. The real star of the game though was Big Z, who fell a triple shy of the cycle, like so many bright flowering young men, at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Hill 364. The final two innings were highlighted by Ted Lilly placing a giant orange moth on Gerald Perry's baseball cap. Len, Bob, and the WGN camera crew were terribly amused, as the moth shenanigans provided a convenient distraction to the fact that Angel Guzman pitched the 8th and 9th. The rubber match of the series will be played as a rare weekday afternoon game in the desert, with Dempster squaring off against Doug Davis.