Jim Edmonds looks like he has turned his season around since coming to Chicago, and it showed this weekend against the Cardinals.
Edmonds hit two home runs in game one and a third in game three, also while playing stellar defense that the Cubs remember from Edmonds' days with the Cardinals.
In game three, Ryan Dempster picked up his 13th win of the season to move his record to 13-4, and taking the team lead in wins.
The Cubs continued to play stellar defense throughout the series. Backup shortstop Ronny Cedeno proved why he should get more playing time, by driving in two runs.
Kerry Wood, who is coming off a nagging blister and a bad back, seemed to return to form this series, but is still not back in the closer role.
It seems like Lou Piniella is keeping his options open for the closer role in case Wood's health continues to deteriorate down the stretch.
The Cubs will send Rich Harden to the mound Tuesday to face the Braves.
After a three-game set in Atlanta the Cubs will head south again to face the Florida Marlins.