And his teammates hit four others in a 14-3 win over....the Chicago Cubs! Hit you with a bit of an RBI Baseball-wobbly pitch there didn't I? When you heard...
* Team hits seven home runs
* Wins 14-3
...you thought, "well it certainly wasn't against the Cubs".
Anyway, Stubbs had a .233/.308/.380 slash line and an 83 OPS+ until he went deep twice against Ted Lilly and against Andrew Cashner in the ninth. Lilly was so good in a nine-run Cincy seventh that Lou Pinella, who will be managing somewhere else in two weeks, or worse, Baltimore, had to leave the left-hander in to allow long balls to Brandon Phillips and Jonny Gomes and complete the magical 6 2/3 IP, 9 ER line.
Getting back to Pinella: it's just a matter of time for Sweet Lou. The Cubs are a disgrace, having won 11 times since May 29, and someone has to take the fall. It's certainly not going to be Aramis Ramirez (.177/.242/.297) or Derrek Lee (.230/.329/.372) or Ryan Theriot (.277/.317/.303) or Carlos Zambrano (78 ERA+/loonytunes). I'll give him through the all star break.