Cubs Struggle in Loss to Reds
This loss makes six in a row for the Cubs and they fall to 3-11 on the season. It was a cold day and every aspect of the Cubs game was equally cold.
Chris Volstad was the starter and he got into trouble immediately. He gave up four runs and labored through a tough first inning, while the Reds batted around. The defense did nothing to support Volstad as both Castro and Byrd had errors, but only one run was unearned. Volstad’s final line was five innings, seven hits, six runs (five earned), striking out four and walking two. Needless to say, he will have better days on the mound.
The bullpen walked four in as many innings and gave up three runs. This put any thought of a comeback out of mind.
The offense still remains punchless. There were no home runs with the wind howling in from left field. The Cubs were only able to muster five hits and four runs.
Homer Bailey pitched well for the Reds. He went seven innings and only gave up one earned run. The bullpen pitched two perfect innings to end the game.
The Reds offense found the holes in the defense today. Tomorrow Paul Maholm looks to bounce back against Mike Leake. Neither of those pitchers has picked up a win this season.