Rest Of NL Lets The Cubs Down
In Tuesday night's 78th All-Star Game, the American League beat the National League
5-4, the tenth consecutive ASG victory for the AL.
The Cubs' Alfonso Soriano brought the NL to within a run with a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, but after J.J. Hardy, Derrek Lee, and Orlando Hudson walked to load the bases, the Angels' Frankie Rodriguez retired Aaron Rowand to secure the win.
All in all, the Cubs acquitted themselves quite nicely. In addition to his ninth inning walk, Lee had a single and a stolen base. Soriano went 1-for-3. Total Cub production for the night: 2-for-5 with 2 RBI, a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base.
The National League clearly owes the Cubs a debt of gratitude for the effort. Maybe they will grant the Cubs an automatic berth in the post-season.
That would be nice.
Prince Albert is mad at Tony LaRussa
for leaving him on the bench while Rowand flew out to end the game. Considering that "this game counts," it did seem like an odd decision.