Went to Wrigley for Opening Day to see the Cubbies & Greg Maddux defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1. Derrick Lee hit one over the leftfield wall in the very first inning to give Chicago a 1-0 lead. That shot was hit into the teeth of a gale wind coming out of the north. The Cubs never trailed as they built up a 5-0 lead before Jim Edmonds launched a ball out to rightfield in the 7th that found the Bud Light Bleachers, Maddux gave way to a much improved bullpen after walking the next batter. Matt Murton caught a ball blown back from being a homer, fired on one hop from left, and caught Juan Encarnacion who had strayed too far off firstbase. There were over 40,000 fans freezing out there at the Friendly Confines today.

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One Response to “MADDUX WINS 319”

  1. I saw that play by Murton.. nice.

    I picked him up in my fantasy draft. It wasnt until the 19th round and i noticed no one had picked him.

    Surely, an oversight.. I think he’ll do well this year.

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