Help could have came in the form of Theodore Roosevelt Lilly. The solid southpaw was not scheduled to make a start in the series and could have been the cure to what plagued the Cubs early. He never got into that game (or into any game for that matter) and the rest is history.
Monday, a well rested Lilly threw 6 2/3 hitless innings en route to a 4-0 Cubs win on Opening Day.
Maybe Lou Piniella just wanted to save him for the home opener. If that's the case, I'm glad it worked out.