Slam Saves Cubs From Sweep. Reed Johnson's eight inning grand slam off Micah Owings (a future TBDS blog feature) helped the Cubs win 10-6 to salvage the series finale in Arizona. Johnson picked up three hits in his four at bats starting in place of Jim Edmonds.
Ted Lilly pitched six innings allowing three runs, scattering six hits and striking out six batters to move his record to 10-6. He also stole third base and scored on Ryan Theriot's RBI ground out.
Did You Know? Here's a good one for ya. Did you know Carlos Quentin leads the AL in home runs? His 26th, a three-run shot off Rangers closer C.J. Wilson, helped the ChiSox win the game, and the series.
Quentin looks to be making up for the offensive threat lost by the Pale Hose when they sent Chris Young to the Diamondbacks in exchange for Javier Vazquez.
Pack Your Bags, We're Goin' Camping! The Bears opened camp Wednesday short a camper. Return man extraordinaire Devin Hester enters day two of a contract hold out. Hester feels he is underpaid and is looking for a new deal. And it's not like he's out of line here. He's only got a million return touchdowns and potential through the roof as a wideout.
Too bad the Bears offensive minds couldn't run an offense if they were handed Tom Brady, Randy Moss and an opposing defense of seventh graders.
- The Big Lead lands an interview with Titans QB Vince Young.
- People reports that Miley Cyrus is auctioning herself off. So what happens when R. Kelly is declared the winner?
- Deadspin adds Justin Timberlake to the offensive folks who have worked for the WorldWide Leader.
- Calling The Shots interviews Jim Larranaga...oh and he's 14!