See, if you were a Cubs fan you would have just watched your team get dominated by Lance Cormier and your manager sit on his hands in the last inning of a one-run game rather than use a pinch-hitter for your subnormal 6-7-8 hitters.
The Braves actually were one-hit to two out in the fifth, but had gotten a run anyway in the third. Langerhans (getting the start for Andruw in center) hit a leadoff double, Cormier sacrificed him to third, and Aybar brought him home on a groundout. It stayed that way to the sixth, when Cormier allowed a leadoff homer, but LaRoche and McCann had back-to-back doubles to retake the lead in the bottom of the inning. The Cubs got a leadoff triple from Henry Blanco, of all people, in the seventh, when Francoeur misplayed the ball. But Cormier pitched around it.
He finished with ten strikeouts and no walks, eight hits, 98 pitches, 69 strikes. It was fairly impressive, but the Cubs didn’t look too interested plus they’re the Cubs. Kali allowed a one-out double but got out of it, and Wickman got two strikeouts and a groundout when Dusty Baker decided to end the game with Derrek Lee sitting on the bench.
The Braves only had seven baserunners, five hits and two walks, and LaRoche (who had one of the walks) was the only Brave who reached twice. Now the Phillies.
UPDATE: I am reminded that this is a stupid wraparound series and we have one more with the Cubs. Who suck.