Last night, Jerry Hairston made a return to Wrigley Field, where he formerly played as a Cub.
He doesn’t have the fondest memories from Chicago, but they aren’t bad either. He was an average player who started occasionally.
Now, he is a member of the Cincinnati Reds, and he has to be starting to hate the team he once called family.
He had sure hits be stolen by him by Cubs defenders. First, a blooper into center field was caught by Jim Edmonds laying out to make a diving catch, robbing him of a sure single.
In his next at bat, Hairston sent a laser ground-ball towards third base, but Aramis Ramirez made a diving stop and a quick throw to first to get him out, stealing yet another hit from Hairston.
In his third at bat, another laser to third. Another diving stop by Ramirez. Another quick throw to keep Hairston from reaching first base safely.
If it’s any consolation, your brother hit a three-run home run last night, are you happy for your brother? No, understandable.
In other news from last night, Ryan Dempster pitched another lights out performance, and is looking more and more like he isn’t going to falter any time soon.
The All-Star now has 10 wins on the season. He has also been extremely strong at home, this was hit 10th straight win at home, yet he stays winless on the road.
“I’ll win a game on the road eventually this year. It’ll happen, it’ll come. I’ll keep plugging away. We play so well at home and, for whatever reason, it’s just been rolling at home, for me and for the team, and that’s the way it should be,” said Dempster.
The Cubs ended the game with a 7-3 victory, which included another home run by Geovany Soto, his is showing more and more power as the season goes along.
Mike Fontenot hit a two-run home run into the basket in the fourth inning, which isn’t as surprising as it seems according to Ryan Theriot.
“He’s always been able to hit the ball out of the park,” Theriot said. “It might have something to do with his arms being shorter than anybody else’s.”
Fontenot’s new official nickname is T-Rex, for his ability to hit things long distances, and his short arms.
With last night’s win against the Reds, the Cubs keep a 3.5-game lead on the Cardinals for first place in the division.
With the Rays losing, the Cubs are closer to reclaiming the best record in the majors.
The Cubs play tonight at 7:05 PM, Johnny Cuento (7-8) takes on Carlos Zambrano (9-3).