After April Showers, Lilly Powers the Cubs Past the Marlins

kane simmonsCorrespondent IMay 3, 2009

CHICAGO - MAY 02: Starting pitcher Ted Lilly #30 of the Chicago Cubs hits a run-scoring double in the 3rd inning against the Florida Marlins on May 2, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Marlins 6-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

After a cold, rainy and just plain dreary and disappointing month of April, the Cubs begin the month of May 2-0. The story of the game was Ted Lilly, on the mound and at the plate.

On the mound Lilly was great, striking out 10, and walking none. He gave up five hits, one of which was a solo home-run by Cody Ross. At the plate Lilly came through with a 2 run double of the right field wall with two outs in the third inning.

Theriot continue his offensive outburst with a triple and a home run. Every Cubs starter had at least one hit, except for Kosuke Fukudome, who had two walks. Lee hit a solo home run but struck out 3 times and left 3 men on base.

The most important stat of the game was the Cubs pitcher, Lilly and Heilman did not walk any Marlins and combined had 13 strikeouts, Lilly with 10 and Heilman with three.

Ramirez did not play again today though he has pinch-hit in recent games and is schedule day-to-day.

Tomorrow, the Cubs look to win the series, which would be their first series victory since they took 2 out of 3 against the Cardinals in mid-April. They are currently tied for third place in the division, 4.0 games behind the Cardinals.

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With the month of May now here the cool, damp weather will slowly fade away, and the ivy will begin to return, and hopefully the Cubs of last summer will return with it.  

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