Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Cubs Pull Into First Place Tie

The Cubs won a wild and sometimes sloppy game on Wednesday night to pull into a first place tie with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Shortly after finding out the first place Brewers had been defeated by the New York Mets, Matt Murton dashed home from third base on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth to knock off the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4.

The Cubs moved into first place for the first time this season, and it is the latest date in history for a Cubs team to move into first place for the first time in a season. Hopefully they stay hot for the next couple of months and we should be enjoying playoff baseball, something unthinkable after 2006's disastrous campaign.

In other Cubs news, Kerry Wood is expected to be activated either Thursday or Friday and join the Cubs bullpen. Rookie reliever Rocky Cherry is the likely candidate to be demoted to open a roster spot for Wood.

Wednesday's Box Score