I’m turning the light out on this road trip.
It’s only the fourth inning, but the Cubs already trail 8-0.
Yes, I know it’s Colorado, a park where supposedly you’re never out of the game, but the Cubs can’t score, or at least is seems that way with Aramis out of the lineup again.
Bases loaded in the top of the first, no runs. Bases loaded in the top of the second, no runs.
Score after two innings: Cubs 0, Rockies 6.
And with Gorzelanny down Lou’s trying to limit the damage with fresh meat, Emailin Caridad, who’s making his major league debut.
Shame on me if the Cubs stage a game-tying rally, but I’ve got a feeling their chances are about as good as they’ve been with RISP.
The defense isn’t much better, either. Dropped balls, missed cut-offs and a wild pick-off throw is ruining my perfectly good dinner from El Tapatio.
So I’m cashing out, changing the channel to watch Griffey’s Mariners take on the White Sox.
The Cubs are going to lose three of four against the Rockies, end the road trip below .500 and trail St. Louis by three games in the Central–if the Cards hang on to win against Cincinnati.
I talked about it Friday, this isn’t your grandfather’s Rockies, or even the 2007 Rockies for that matter, this year’s edition is much better.
Colorado pounded the Cubs into submission, specifically one Todd Helton who has nine hits in the series at the time of this post.
Why the Cubs can’t score, and why they keep pitching to Helton, I don’t know, and frankly, I don’t much care, either.
There’s much to sort out on the long flight home to Chicago, and the sooner the Cubs get in the air it’s all the better.