To me, this move of batting Colvin leadoff and Castro second is sheer managerial brilliance. Too bad by the time Lou finally came up with it, he had basically checked out of the job. He should probably give Alan Trammell the credit, so that may help give the bench coach a leg up on the competition in the upcoming skirmish for the Cubs manager’s gig. (Just Say RyNO!)
Cashner did a great job in this game too, pitching 2 full innings of middle relief and holding the Cards down so Marmol could notch the save. I know I keep saying it, but this is the team we hoped for all season long. Am I too much of a ‘Cubs fan’ if I say they aren’t out of it yet? Well, I am and they aren’t. So there. If the freaking White Sox can get back into their division race in a short time, the Cubs certainly can.