Volstad Outstanding, But Kershaw Better

If I would have told you that Chris Volstad would only give up two runs tonight you would probably think that the Cubs would win, who am I kidding, I mean lose by less than you originally thought.  That’s exactly what happened as Volstad was outstanding, unfortunately the Cubs could not get anything going against Kershaw and fell to the Dodgers 3-1.  Volstad who is trying to make a great third impression on the Cubs organization tossed seven strong innings giving up two runs on six hits while walking one and striking out three.  The loss is Volstad’s eighth of the season and extends his winless streak to 21 straight starts.  For the fourth straight game the Cubs offense was listless at best, resembling the May and June Cubs offense.  Kershaw held the Cubs to three hits over his seven stellar innings of work, and the Dodgers bullpen was spotless.  Darwin Barney, Alfsonso Soriano, and Welington Castillo were the only Cubs to get hits in the loss.  The Cubs look to avoid the sweep tomorrow afternoon against newly acquired Joe Blanton, something tells me he will resemble Cy Young more than Joe Blanton.  Full box score and highlights after the jump.


Game Highlights:
MLB.com didn’t have any, probably for a reason.

Thanks for reading,
– George


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