Lilly and the Cubs dominate the Astros 6-1
For the second game in a row, the Chicago Cubs got a great performance by their pitchers. This time it was Ted Lilly’s turn as he took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before allowing a hit. Lilly was trying to match Carlos Zambrano who tossed a no-no on Sunday night against the Astros.
Lilly was great in his seven innings of action as he only allowed one walk, one hit, and struck out nine astros.Â Jeff Samardzija, Carlos Marmol, and Bob Howry all pitched in relief of Lilly and they did not allow a hit either. Between the two games against the astros, the Cubs only allowed one hit and outscored the astros 11-1.
Derrek Lee finally hit a home run as he went deep for a two run shot in the sixth inning. Geovany Soto then followed Lee with a two-run homerun of his own later in the inning. Jim Edmonds also had a home run in the game as he went opposite field for a solo shot in the fourth inning. Aramis Ramirez also picked up a rbi in the game with a rbi sac fly in the first inning.
Great showing by everyone on the cubs roster. Now the Cubs head back home for a three game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The magic number sits at 6, and if the Cubs can sweep the brewers these next there games that means they will win the division and clinch the division at home on Thursday.
So now we ask you this. Will the cubs clinch on Thursday against the Brewers?!