Cubs drop opener, Fukudome shines going 3-for-3

The Cubs dropped the home opener 4-3 in ten innings on Monday, but welcome to Chicago Kosuke Fukudome! I’m betting that today, he’s going to get a standing ovation in right field.

kosuke.jpgAnd impressive start going 3-for-3 just one triple shy of going for the cycle. Down 3-0 in the bottom of the ninth, Fukudome worked the count before smacking the ball into the bleachers to tie it up.

Carlos Zambrano continues his streak of not getting a decision (or a win) on opening day. He went out with cramps. He appears to be okay, just needs to drink more water. But he did look good, which is better than he has in his previous opening starts which at the time was over 18.00 ERA.

Kerry Wood celebrates his tenth year as a Cub (he is the longest serving current Cub). Wood didn’t pitch worth a **** in the ninth. But it doesn’t matter, Howry gets the loss in the end. The bullpen screwed it up once again.

But then again, you can’t soley blame the pitching. The Cubs did only scrape together five hits, three of which went to Fukudome.

Cubs play again today with Lilly taking the mound against Jeff Suppan.


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