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Feels So Good
by Phil Bencomo
It really says something about the caliber of a team when it can come together after a tough loss to absolutely demolish its opponent the next day. Earlier in the season, this club would have stumbled after a loss, losing confidence as it fell further from contention.
But remarkably, the Cubs haven't lost two consecutive games in nearly a month, despite several losses that I'd rather forget. The Cubs, though, seem to do just that forget and focus on the game at hand, on winning the game at hand.
But all that aside, it just feels so good to absolutely dominate another club, even if that other club is one of the worst in the league.
Carlos Zambrano keeps pitching like the man on a mission that he is; if that mission is to make as much money as possible, to win a World Series, or both, I can't say, but do I really care so long as he keeps pumping out win after win? And if Carlos' ERA keeps dropping like it has the past few weeks, he very well could win that Cy Young award he's coveted for so long.
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Other notes: Cub players echo Ken's statements of a few days ago about Kendall's abilities behind the plate in this morning's Sun-Times:
"I felt very confident with him back there," reliever Michael Wuertz said. "He handles the ball real well. He really makes you bear down. He's really smart back there, there's no doubt about it.
"I think there's some good things you're going to see with him working with the pitching staff."
Good to hear, though Koyie Hill may have earned himself some more playing time after last night's offensive bonanza.