The Cubs lost 8-7 in 13 innings last night in Milwaukee to the Brewers. The game was great and could have only been improved if the Cubs won.
The game started with Matt Garza getting into a jam by hitting a batter and walking another. He had bases loaded and nobody out and got out of it thanks to a double play ball and a line out. Garza pitched five innings and only gave up that one run, but he did walk five and only struck out three. This wasn’t the best outing for Garza, but he powered through and gave the Cubs a chance to win.
The scoring was silent after the first inning until the seventh when it was the Cubs turn. After a single, a walk, and a HBP, David DeJesus came up and hit a pinch hit grand slam to give the Cubs a 4-1 lead.
Carlos Marmol got the first two out in the seventh and then walked one. This was followed by a double and he gave the ball to Michael Bowden, after giving up one run. Bowden came in and gave up two hits and a walk to give up three more runs and forfeit the Cubs’ lead.
The ninth saw John Axford struggle with command and the Cubs scored three runs on two hits and an error by Aramis Ramirez. The runs scored on a David DeJesus triple, a wild pitch, and a Soriano single. Castro reached on a wild pitch for strike three.
The game was silent until the thirteenth, when Lendy Castilllo hit two batters and gave up a single. This mad it bases loaded with nobody out and then Corey Hart singled up the middle to win the game.
The Cubs hit the ball well today and showed a lot of heart. It is never good to lose, but there are some definite positives to this game. The pitching can’t give up as many free bases as they did because good teams make you pay.