Rapid Reaction: Cubs 4, Phillies 3

June, 9, 2011
6/09/11
11:36
PM CT
Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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Here's a quick look at the Cubs' 4-3 win over the Phillies in 11 innings on Thursday night.

The good: Tyler Colvin broke an 0-for-33 slump with what appeared to be the go-ahead homer in the ninth inning, but after a lengthy meeting between umps the play was ruled a ground-rule double. On the previous at-bat, Geovany Soto went deep to tie the game at 3-3. SS Starlin Castro comes off a day’s rest looking great at the plate. He hit the ball hard three times. He had a single, double, walk, RBI and scored a run.

The bad: The Cubs’ offense failed to do much against starter Kyle Kendrick and six relief pitchers.

Outside the box: Centerfielder Reed Johnson and Second baseman Jeff Baker hit first and second for the Iowa Cubs on Thursday night. Both rehabbing players went 0-for-2 in a game suspended due to weather after four innings.

Next: A potential can’t-miss game will feature Carlos Zambrano (5-2) against Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay (8-3).

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jake Arrieta
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.53 167 156
OTHER LEADERS
BAS. Castro .292
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167