The Cubs let this one slip away. Not enough hitting and another poor bullpen outing trashed what should have been an undefeated homestand.
However, despite the rough fourth inning, Harden pitched well enough for the win. Yet, for whatever reasons, Rich isn’t throwing well at Wrigley. At home he’s (2-2) with a plus-six ERA. Why so bad???
Ascanio hits two batters–both come around to score the eventual game-winning runs. Cotts walks yet another batter. What’s his purpose in the pen if he can’t throw strikes?
And, what’s happened to Mike Fontenot lately?