The Cubs committed six errors in their 11 inning 9-8 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles on Tuesday. Freddy Bynum was responsible for three of the miscues, officially proving he belongs on the team.
The Cubs, who were behind 7-0, came all the way back to win on an RBI single by Cesar Izturis. The comeback was necessary after the Cubs gave up the tying run in the ninth thanks to two of their patented errors causing Ryan Dempster to earn one of his patented blown saves.
Bynum’s error trifecta came in just six innings before he was lifted for a pinch-hitter, but manager Dusty Baker defended his player.
“If anything, this just proves he’s a Cub,” said Baker, who explained that when you have the worst record in the N.L, the last month of the season is for seeing what young players can do.
“We know he can hit meaningless and unexpected home runs,” said Baker. “We can know Freddy can play several positions without excelling at any. And now we know he is capable of a multi-error game. Yes, he is a Chicago Cub.”
Cubs starter Sean Marshall lasted just 3 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs against Derek Lowe and the Dodgers.
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