Maddux gets his 300th. I know this is late but I've been busy and haven't got to get to the keyboard. Way to go Greg!!. Cubs drop one on Sunday. 1-4 hitters go 3 for 15. Holy Cow! Do they get a seeing-eye to lead them to the plate? This is terrible. 5-8 go 5 for 13. A little better, but the 5-8 always seem to get the bat on the ball. If the 1-4 aren't getting on base though, it doesn't matter. Now for the big suprised, they were facing a lefty. Man oh man, they have got to adjust, and not for 1 or 2 games at a time. The last 8 games, he goes 4 for 31, 1 double, 0 triples, 2 HR, and 5 RBIs. 10 SO and only 2 walks. Who is this Great Giant of Offense that contributes so much to our Beloved Cubbies. Sammy "SO-SO" Sosa. May 7 his avg was .303, May 15th and June 19, he reached .291 and since then it has been 2 steps down, 1 step up and the last 3 games have been; .269,.265,.262. This is not a Bash Sammy Band Wagon that I have just jumped on, I have thought they needed to trade Sammy for the last couple of years. He should have been traded when he was something everyone else wanted so we could have got something big in return. Now, we couldn't get squat. The last three years his fielding % has declined, .982, .980, .977. I just think that this isn't a "slump", I think he is on his way down. NOW! I don't think what he has done for the Cubs should be dismissed OR he should be just dumped like damaged goods. I have alot of respect and gratitude for him. I saying that when its time to go its time to go. He is pulling alot now days, he can't hit a lefty, if sitting him down means letting someone that can hit the lefty, then, hey! Do it. I afraid Sammy is going to turn into another Barry Larkin. Just hanging on when its way past time to let go, and the team suffers for it. The time to work someone into his spot is now, not when he can't help mold that someone. I still like Patterson leading off. Granted he's probably not Lou Brock but, I think he can develop into a genuine threat. Adam Eaton takes the mound Tuesday against Prior. He's a righty and his last two outings have not been something to sing about. Aug 4 vs the Phillies he last 5 innings, 8 hits and 7 runs. July 30 vs Dodgers he goes a whole 3.2 innings, 9 hits and 7 runs. Lets hope the Cubs put it on him that fast and Prior can keep them guessing.