What a terrible series for Chicago.
The Cubs matched its two runs scored with two errors, wasted two more quality starts, and fell two games behind St. Louis in the Central.
Obviously, the lack of hitting is killing the Cubs. Hoffpauir needs to be in the lineup and Fontenot needs to sit out a few games too.
Play Reed Johnson, play Koyie Hill, and play anyone who isn’t oh-for-the-week!
Moving Soriano to second base is not the answer. As long as Alfonso is healthy you leave him alone in left.
Marshall is a fine pitcher, just not a starter. I’ve been saying it all season–put Sean in the pen.
Five innings is all you get with the number of breaking balls Marshall flips towards the plate. And, with lefties hitting below .200 against him he best serves the team in relief.
Pujols homers in the first and it felt like the Cubs were down 10 runs–Marshall probably felt the same way.
Freel air mails a throw to first–it allows the eventual game-winning run to score. The Cubs are (2-12) when committing an error.
Hoffpauir, Miles, and Scales is scary defensively, but they’re the best shot the Cubs have at scoring some runs. Stay the course with the regulars and this turns into a five-game losing streak.
Aramis is still a month, if not longer, away from returning. How much longer will Lou wait to shake things up?
It’s wonderful Zambrano returns to the mound Friday night. What’s more, he’ll also be the best hitter in the lineup! Love me some Big Z!
- Cubs (21-18) are in third place.
- W: Wainwright (4-2) L: Marshall (2-3) S: Franklin (11)
- Wainwright is (2-0) in three start against Chicago this season.
- Soriano, Theriot, Bradley, and Fontenot each managed one hit apiece in the series.
- Cardinals are (17-16) vs. the Cubs in the new Busch Stadium.