Cubs Swept Out of Milwaukee


Anthony Rizzo put the Cubs up 2-0 in the third with a long ball to center field. Unfortunately for the visitors in royal blue, that was all the offense they would muster for starter Scott Feldman. The irony is that the Cubs out hit the Brewers five to three. The issue again was the annoying 0 for runners in scoring position (RISP), with the offense getting six such at bats in Sunday’s game.

Apr 20, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano sits in the dugout after the 6th inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The Cubs, including Soriano, committed 3 errors allowing 4 unearned run thru 6 innings. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The defense continued their stretch of making errors, committing two more in Miller Park. Scott Feldman was one of the culprits in the error column, obviously not helping his own cause. In all the Cubs allowed three more unearned runs and otherwise wasted a decent outing from Feldman, who was returning from 10 days off to rest an ailment while also working on his command that had so far escaped him this season.

The bullpen kept the Cubs in the game, led by yet another scoreless frame by James Russell. But as mentioned earlier, the Cubs offense could not do their part to pick up Feldman and their defense. The Cubs fell to 5-12 on the young season and limp into Cincinnati to start a three game set against the NL Central Division leaders starting on Monday.