The Cubs brought back Mark Prior in a grand way, winning 3-0 against the Padres and giving up just three hits. Prior had been out for nearly a month due to a shoulder injury from a collision. He came back and allowed only two hits, struck six out and walked just one. On top of that, he broke a 6-game winless streak. He needed that one for his confidence and for the team.

If the Cubs can keep up their recent performance then they will definitely have a good shot at taking the division, even with Grudzy out for 2-4 weeks. I'm just concerned that this will interfere with my football time. I think I'll be able to survive.