The Baseball Desert

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Mad Dog And Glory

It seems fitting that Greg Maddux should get his 300th career win with a performance that no-one could qualify as stellar. He didn't have his legendary pinpoint control - giving up 4 earned runs on 7 hits over 5 innings - but he got enough offensive support from his teammates to earn the historic win.

It was actually a pretty good ballgame - despite being down 3-0, the Cubs battled back with four 2-run innings to get the win and maintain their 2-game lead in the Wild Card race.