Wrap-Up: Chicago Cubs Vs. LA Dodgers (5/5/2012)
The Cubs have a new front office, a new front office, and a younger roster. Despite the changes, the result of Cubs versus Chris Capuano continued to remain the same, as witnessed yesterday afternoon. Cubs fans are very familiar with the strange phenomenon of the North Siders for some reason always struggling against the former Milwaukee Brewer lefty that over his eight year career has only been able to keep his record floating around .500.
What Went Right: You know it is not a good day when the only highlight you can talk about is breaking the shut out bid of the Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth inning. Starlin Castro and Ian Stewart teamed up to accomplish that “feat”. Castro went 3 for 4 on the day and his partner on the left side of the infield went 2 for 4. Unfortunately those five hits were the only ones the Cubs as a team were able to muster.
Disappointment aside, it is good to see Stewart starting to get some hits. The new Cub third baseman has had a slow start in 2012, but in his defense, he has hit the ball hard at times without being rewarded with a hit.
What Went Wrong: In addition to the disappointment above, starter Chris Volstad could not keep his team in the ballgame. He ended the day allowing five runs while walking three with only one strikeout.
What Was Interesting: The freshly demoted Carlos Marmol (from the closer’s role) got an inning of work in and kept the visitors scoreless, although he did issue a walk to continue the concerns of his lack of control.