Cubs Slaughter White Sox behind dominant Samardzija

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Full Box Score

It doesn’t get much better than that, the Cubs absolutely handing the Sox their lunch tonight as Jeff Samardzija had the Sox looking like a triple A team.  Samardzija was brilliant, as he went the distance for the complete game shut out and victory.  That last sentence doesn’t really tell the story of how dominant Samardzija was, so I’ll add one more.  Shark not only went the distance, he gave up only two hits, while walking two and striking out eight.  For a pitcher that has lost 1-0 already twice this year the Cubs offensive outburst must have been a welcomed site.  The top of the order led the charge in this one, the one through four hitters were a combined 9-for-18 with a double, a triple, a home run, and six RBI’s.  Beating the Sox should count for two wins, you know, because it feels so good.


Picture of the game 5-27

Cubs 5-27 box

Game Highlights:

Samardzija gets final out to complete gem
Soriano’s sixth inning RBI single
Rizzo’s two-run triple
Nice catch by Soriano
Hairston’s sac fly
Borbon’s two-run homer
Soriano puts the Cubs on the board in the first

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May 28, 2012 – Lineups!

A very Happy Memorial Day to you and yours and a great big thank you to all the troops serving and who have served to allow us to enjoy wonderful days like today.  MLB honors the troops by scheduling the Cubs and Padres to play eachother, I’ll apologize on their behalf.  Travis Wood takes the ball today looking to end the misery that is a 12 game losing streak.

Blod prediction?  The Cubs won’t tie today.

San Diego Padres Lineup

1. Will Venable, CF
2. Chris Denorfia, RF
3. Yonder Alonso, 1B
4. Carlos Quentin, LF
5. Chase Headley, 3B
6. Nick Hundley, C
7. Everth Cabrerra, 2B
8. Andy Parrino, SS
9. Jeff Suppan, P

Chicago Cubs Lineup

1. David DeJesus, RF
2. Starlin Castro, SS
3. Joe Mather, CF
4. Bryan LaHair, 1B
5. Alfonso Soriano, LF
6. Ian Stewart, 3B
7. Darwin Barney, 2B
8. Blake Lalli, C
9. Travis Wood, P


Thanks, go Cubs!
– George