That Dontrelle Willis guy (former Cub! as my roommate BJ would remine me) can play himself some baseball. After a complete game win and a 2 run HR, Willis put the Marlins a half-game ahead of the Astros for the wild card. Somewhat unsurprisingly, our offense struggled for the 3rd game in a row.
Below average offense - its best hitter for much of the year = REALLY bad offense.
Willy Taveras is slumping, Craig Biggio has collapsed in the 2nd half, and no one else is really picking up the slack that Ensberg has left. Gotta find a way to do something, quickly, or the Marlins (whose offense is much more balanced, with Castillo, Conine, Encarnacion and LoDuca having solid years and Cabrera and Delgado leading the way) are going to run away with the Wild Card, for the simple reason that they are the better team.
I'll be watching tonight. Cross your fingers: Beckett vs. Wandy.