Here's a perfect example of how much the Cubs miss Derrek Lee, and not just for offense. In Maddux' last start, with two out, Ronny Cedeno threw a ball in the dirt that Todd Walker couldn't handle.
Lee would have made that play. Inning over, Cubs would have maintained a 3-1 lead. Instead, Maddux lost it, and the Marlins scored five runs, and the result was what you saw in Mike's cartoon from this morning's post.
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Hey, look! An opposing pitcher who's given up more HR than the Cub pitcher! Claussen's given up twelve in 58 innings. The Cubs already beat him once this year, WITHOUT a home run.
Discuss amongst yourselves.