April 13 – 15, @ Cardinals – Series Recap


St. Louis wins the series 2 – 1.

Full recap after the jump

Game 1: Friday April 13, 2012


Game 2: Saturday April 14, 2012


Game 3: Sunday April 15, 2012


Series Stats





Runs Scored: 20
Team ERA: 4.00
RISP: 12-for-31 (.387)
Team LOB: 18

Runs Scored: 13
Team ERA: 6.84
RISP: 7-for-27 (.259)
Team LOB: 15


Final Thoughts

The series started out so promising then it just turned into one to forget.  I really thought that the Cubs were ready to step up and win a series, but it just didn’t happen.  Lack of clutch hitting, and pitching added up to losing two out of three to the defending champs.  The Cardinals .387 average with runners in scoring position is out of this World so some credit has to be given to them, but the Cubs pitchers have to do a better job of pitching out of trouble.  Way too often Cubs pitchers are way to pre occupied with the base runners and forget they have to get the hitter out, that needs to change.

Hero / Goat

Hero:  Bryan LaHair – Hit a big grand slam in the first game of the series which the led to the Cubs only win of the series.

Goat:   Paul Maholm – The Cubs needed a big start on Sunday to win the series and Maholm didn’t deliver, he struggled big time again. 

Up Next




April 17, 2012
April 18, 2012
April 19, 2012

Full preview coming up, thanks for reading, go Cubs!

– George


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