Expos Battle Back, Blast Cubs

By Miles, Bruce | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), April 18, 2002 | Go to article overview
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Expos Battle Back, Blast Cubs

Miles, Bruce, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer

MONTREAL - The good news for the Cubs on Wednesday night was that they finally scored a run in the first inning of a game this year.

In fact, they scored 6 runs and looked on their way to a winning road trip.

The bad news for the Cubs was that the Montreal Expos scored 3 runs in the bottom of the first. Then they scored 2 in the second, 2 in the third and an eye-popping 8 in the fourth on the way to a 15-8 victory.

Instead of a happy trip home and a nice day off after a 4-2 road trip, the Cubs have plenty to brood about after a 3-3 swing against the Pirates and Expos and a less-than-acceptable 5-9 season record.

"We failed to take advantage this month, where the schedule kind of favored us," Cubs manager Don Baylor said. "We just haven't played up to our expectations. We just haven't done it. The more we go out there, hopefully guys can find that group of guys that play together, win together. We just failed to do that the first two weeks of the season."

Nobody's crying panic just yet, but a sense of urgency is beginning to creep into all conversations concerning the Cubs.

"You never like to say, 'Well, it's still early, it's still early,' " said starting pitcher Jason Bere, whose ERA jumped from 2.13 to 5.28 after his 2 2/3-inning, 8-hit, 7-run performance. "You don't want to look in September, wishing you had four or five games back that you could have won. I said that after the first week of the season.

"There's lots of baseball left. I said before on the road trip that it's a matter of not panicking or anything like that or playing too reckless. I think there should be a sense of urgency without going out there and pressing and trying to do too much. Whether it's intensity or what, tonight we (get) a 6-run lead, and that game should be over.

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