Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Wood gets the Win

Kerry Wood back on the mound is a great sight for Cubs fans! In his first start since March 9th, Wood pitched 5 innings giving up 3 runs, Woody showed a little rust, allowing 8 hits and 4 walks, but he did get the win. Wood's 5 innings has to boost the teams confidence as they get ready to start the season. Wood even helped the cause with a lead-off single in the 3d inning, and came around to score. Nomar had 2 hits, including a RBI double in the 1st. Backup catcher Henry Blanco hit a HR in the 6th to help give the Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Rockies.

Wood left the game to a standing ovation, but it wasn't the only standing O of the day, earlier newly elected HOF'er Ryne Sandberg (see pic) threw a ceremonial pitch to Cubs HOF'ers Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins which received a standing O. Ron Santo was at the game with his family, the line for Ron's autograph must have stretched 400 feet at one point.

Great weather today, sunny and in the 70's, another packed house 12,718, tomorrow we will break last season's major league record for spring training home attendance. Hard to believe only one game left at HoHoKam. I will do a Cubs HoHoKam spring training wrap-up after tomorrows game. Talk to you then , Tim

Ryno throws to Fergie and Billy


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