Chicago Cubs Inherit Earth

Harry PavlidisSenior Analyst IApril 7, 2008

Really, Evan Meek gave it up.

The Cubs drew 11 free passes in 12 innings. That's just one less than Neifi Perez drew in all of 2006 and 2007 (387 PA).

Then Evan Meek gave up five all by himself, along with two wild pitches. That was enough to get two runs across without a hit. Cubs win.

Talking about walks, Carmen Pignatiello threw 8 pitches, and all missed the zone. He was yanked after those two walks.

As seen in the past, Carmen throws a fastball, change and a breaking ball.

You can check out the PITCHf/x data on MLB.TV.

Jon Lieber pitched the ninth, 10th and 11th innings to get his first win since putting the Cubs uniform back on, though he did give up two walks and two doubles in the process.

Whatever Matt Sinatro did with Geovany before Sunday's game worked. Geovany threw out two base runners, two very fast base runners who usually do not get caught.

Soto managed to get two guys who had combined career totals of 43 stolen bases in 48 attempts. Make that 50 attempts. Soto improves to two for nine on the year.

Tuesday is an off day. Ryan Dempster and Zach Duke are scheduled to start on Wednesday night.

For career numbers against Duke, click the link for his PITCHf/x data.

Ronny Cedeno, anyone? Hey Lou, give Theriot another day off tomorrow. I'll take Ronny's seven singles over what Theriot has done against Duke.