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Joy in Wrigleyville

Well, some joy anyway. There are a lot of teams, it seems, who are starting out the '05 season with a 3-3 record. And the Cubs joined their ranks today, with a 12th inning, 6-5 victory over the Brewers, the second 12-inning game of the series.

Jeromy Burnitz (Sosa's replacement) tripled in the 12th, and after an intentional walk to Derek Lee, Todd Hollandsworth (Alou's replacement) singled him home. I don't think that either of them are going to have us forgetting the 80-100 home runs we could expect out of Sammy and Moises anytime soon. Still, it was nice to see them pulling a game out, and that the rubber game of the series.

From the Department of Bad Signs comes the fact, however, that Glendon Rusch, who's appearing in relief right now, has 2 of the Cubs' staff's 3 wins (Zambrano picked up the other yesterday, and was yanked for Rusch in Arizona in his first outing).

I know, I know. 6 flippin games. But getting to watch Hawkins blow a save a couple of days ago didn't leave me in a good mood. It'll be interesting to see what happens if Prior gets the start on Tuesday. If he and Wood aren't right and soon, the Cubs are going to be spending a lot more time this season battling the Brewers, even if they're not playing each other.


The Cubs suck again. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.