The Cubs looked well on their way to another choking-dog, no-offense loss to the White Sox – then something miraculous happened. The Cubs, down 5-1 in the 8th, mounted a four-run rally, three coming on a Derrek Lee opposite field homer into the basket, and the fourth on a Geovany Soto shot into the leftfield bleachers. The comeback was completed in the 9th on an Alfonso Soriano ducksnort to score Reed Johnson. Cubs win 6-5 to even the season series with the South Siders.
Despite gaining a no decision, Carlos Zambrano was solid again, going 7 innings and allowing 3 runs on 6 hits. Carlos has been fantastic since coming back from his suspension; and with Ryan Dempster and Ted Lilly also pitching well, all the Cubs need is to find some consistent offense and they should be able to take control of a weak NL Central division. If reports are true, they could also be on the verge of adding to their rotation by signing Pedro Martinez. We could debate the wisdom of that particular idea all night.