Tom Gorzelanny showed why he deserved to be named a starter by Cubs Manager Lou Pinella earlier this week. Gorzelanny pitched 7 strong innings, giving up 3 ER on 8 hits without any walks. He also struk out 2 batters. Gorzelanny was excited that he kept his club in the game so that they could rally to tie the game in the 7th inning and then win it on Chad Tracy’s 2-run pinch-hit home run in the 8th inning. Gorzelanny had this to say — “I don’t think just because I got the job it’s time to relax. That’s when you get in a lot of trouble. You want to go out there and continue to get better and work on stuff and be ready to pitch well when the season starts… I felt like I did a good hob of throwing strikes and keeping the ball in the zone…”
Carlos Marmol pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and then gave way to John Grabow to pick up the final 2 outs of the game.
Gorzelanny wasn’t the only player that proved Pinella made the right move when naming his 25-man roaster. Tyler Colvin continued his hot hitting by going 2 for 4 with an RBI and 1 run scored. Pinella has indicated that Colvin will start 2-3 games per week to rest some of the regulars in the outfield…
This was a great win for the Cubs who continue to play way as of late.