With no outs in the seventh inning, Mark Loretta came through with a base hit to right-center field in Miller Park. Yes, Ted Lilly followed up Carlos Zambrano's no-no with six no-hit innings of his own. You have to give credit to the Cubs duo on the hill for their work, but must be equally harsh with the Houston Astros.
Maybe if they spent more time in the batting cage instead of whining about the venue situation they could have gotten a hit before the 16th inning of the series.
A notable defensive play for the Cubs was a completely stretched out diving catch by Jim Edmonds.
A very amusing moment occurred the batter before Loretta. Reggie Abercrombie hit a laser right at Aramis Ramirez, who promptly booted the ball. The entire crowd gasped, and immediately started chanting, "E." About a minute later, the official scorer finally placed an ERROR on the scoreboard, and the crowd erupted. I've never seen anything like it.
All in all, a weird series ... quite fun for Cubs fans, though.