Lilly baffles Reds to get Cubs a win
“Typical Ted,” catcher
More often than most people might think. Not exactly a superstar, Lilly leads all National League pitchers with 44 victories since the start of 2007, when he joined the
“He’s a great team guy, a great competitor, and we love having him around,” Hill said. “That’s more important than the accolades or all that stuff. Flying under the radar is a good thing.”
Lilly (12-8) allowed six hits, walked two and struck out seven in winning his seventh consecutive home decision. He is 8-1 with a 1.60 ERA in 12 starts at Wrigley Field.
“Not to say it’s not important when you’re on the road because the games count just as much,” said Lilly, who has a 4.62 road ERA. “But it’s definitely fun when you can get out of an inning with guys on, and the crowd gets into it.”
“I hate to look at the (standings) in the paper and see an ‘X’ by us,”
All the runs against him came in the fourth. Lee and
The hits by Lee, Hill and Blanco all came on 0-2 pitches.
“He was throwing the ball as well as I’ve seen him,” Dusty Baker said of the 23-year-old Bailey. “So it was kind of disheartening that he gave up three 0-2 hits. That’s part of the learning process on how to put them away when you have them eating out of your hand.”
Lee made it 4-0 with a homer off
Cincinnati avoided being shut out on