Embarrassing start for Sean Marshall.
The lefty lays a rotten egg on national television–and in HD, nonetheless.
It seems the lefty never has a working ‘out-pitch’ in the first inning, which typically puts the Cubs in an early hole, this time 5-0.
I’ll say it again, Marshall is best suited out of the bullpen!!!
Not to mention, before Marshall even recorded his second out the Cubs’ streak of four-straight quality starts was over, and soon to follow the two-game winning streak.
What’s more is watching this awful game follow the best win of the season on Saturday.
PUT SEAN MARSHALL IN THE BULLPEN!
Two runs against Eric Milton is disappointing. In years past the Cubs cleaned this guy’s clock while pitching for Cincinnati.
Soto left four men on base, Scales failed with one out to score a runner from third, and the pinch-hitters combined to go 0-5.
Last year it felt like no deficit was too big for the Cubs to overcome. Different story this season. Sometimes it feels like Chicago needs a week’s worth of games to score eight runs.
If I’m Lou, I remove Soriano to rest his sore knee after falling behind 7-0 in the fifth. You can’t risk another leg injury with Fonsi.
Monday is a huge off day for Alfonso. He plays well in Atlanta, it’s a hitter’s park, and you want him in the lineup as much as possible.
Bad ending to a good homestand. Now it’s nine straight on the road. Cubs HAVE to play better baseball; June 1st means it’s not early anymore!
- Cubs (25-24) are in fourth place.
- W: Milton (2-0) Marshall (3-4)
- Chicago had homered in eight straight games.
- Cubs are 4-16 when committing an error.
- Marmol is tied for the MLB lead in holds (12).
- Milton Bradley has hit safely in 16 of his last 20 games.
- He currently has a nine game hitting streak.
- Reed Johnson wrapped up the homestand batting .473 (9-for-19).
- Jason Waddell made his MLB debut (0-R, 1-H, and 2-K).