When Takashi Saito took the mound in the 9th with a one-run lead for the Dodgers, I could tell it wouldn’t last. There was that feeling in the air. Well, that and the heart of the Cubs lineup coming up.
Sure enough, the Cubs loaded the bases and scored on a sacrifice fly, setting up the dramatic walk-off win and the laurel of hero for the much-maligned Alfonso Soriano. Now he gets to be a hero for a day, until the next time he drops a fly ball.
Having swept the Dodgers, the Cubs now host the Rockies tonight at 8:05pm EDT. Jeff Francis and Jason Marquis are the starters.