Cubs Tie Series With the Cards…

…but given the lineup the Cards used, the Cubs actually had a fighting chance.  Rolen, of course is out with a sore shoulder, Pujols was taking the day off due to a shoulder strain, Yadier Molina is out with a broken hand and Walker has a sore neck.  It’s gotta be one of the weakest lineups the Birds have used all year.

Unfortunately, brand spankin’ new John Rodriguez was in the lineup.  Rodriguez, who has 2 taters in the last six games, continued his tear, hitting 2 doubles before injuring himself by tripping over a nail in the Cardinals dugout.  Don’t worry Cardinals fans.  He thinks he’ll be back soon.

But the ultimate result is that the Cubs won and that the two teams will play the rubber game tomorrow. 

Derrek Lee hit his 32nd homerun today.  That ties his career high from last year.  And he’s got some 65 games to build on that.  For those wondering, he is 17 rbis away from is career high also from last year. 

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