On a day when the Cubs supposed big guns (what about Carlos?) pitched, Mark Prior had the enviable advantage of Henry Blanco as his caddy, and Hank didn’t disappoint. Prior, making his first start, threw six shutout innings and allowed only three hits. Combined with the seven and one third shutout innings Carlos Zambrano threw in Hank’s other start, Cubs starters have thrown 13 and a third scoreless innings and allowed only four hits with Blanco behind the dish. Meanwhile, Michael Barrett and Kerry Wood were assclowning their way to an 8-3 loss in game one. Nice.Hank’s 0-4 day at the plate dropped his career average one point, and his .215 career average is still safely the worst of any active player with 1,000 at bats.
Atta boy, Hank!