Monday, April 05, 2010
Braves 16, Cubs 5
The announcers highlighted Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano's "new attitude" before the game, but I wouldn't want to be his waiter at dinner tonight. We couldn't ask for a better start to the season as the Braves absolutely hammer Cubs pitching with Escobar driving in 5 and Heyward 4 in his first game. The signature moment was Heyward's 1st career AB 3-run homer into the right field pen, 446 feet according to TV. Derek Lowe was good enough, though I'm sure he's thanking the hitters who bailed him out after he gave up 3 in the first. The NL East will be tough but this team can absolutely be a factor if injuries don't get in the way.