How many homers does Delino have?

OK, DeShields has two. And admittedly, Bobby Hill was very shaky coming into this game, suffering an 0-for-9 slump. He even committed an error in the third inning.

But today he broke out, going 3-for-5 with four RBI and only a double short of the cycle. I think that if he shows the kind of patience at the plate that he showed in the minors, it’s only a matter of time before he’s leading off and Patterson’s back in the two hole. Meanwhile, McGriff homered and went 3-for-4 with four RBI. He now has a six-game hitting streak. The Cubs have now won three in a row (their largest win streak at home this season), and have scored 18 runs in the last two games. This could be the beginning of a good run for the Cubs.

Unfortunately, they’re pretty much out of the race. They’re 10 games back in the Central Division, and frankly aren’t strong enough to contend with whomever doesn’t win the West for the wild card spot.