Cubs Sleepwalk to a Loss

Some nights it’s just not there, this was one of those nights.  Randy Wells looked pretty good in the first three innings, problem is he didn’t make it out of the fourth.  Someone apparently told Randy that the distance between the rubber and home plate was now 50′ because that’s about as far as half the pitches he threw in the 4th went.  Wells was tagged with the loss only going 3 and 2/3rds of an inning and surrendering four runs.  The Cubs weren’t much better at the plate as they made Joe Blanton look like someone much better than Joe Blanton.  Every Cubs starter had a hit except for Castillo and Stewart, however they couldn’t string anything together and ended up on the short end of a 5-2 decision.  Full highlights, and box score after the jump.

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April 22, 2012 – Lineup vs. Reds

Cubs go for their first series win of 2012 behind Randy Wells.  Here is how the Cubs will line up.

1. DeJesus – RF
2. Campana – CF
3. Castro – SS
4. LaHair – 1B
5. Soriano – LF
6. Stewart – 3B
7. Soto – C
8. DeWitt – 2B
9. Wells – P

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

Iowa Falls in Extra Innings Shootout

22 hits and 10 runs was not enough for Iowa Sunday Night as they fell to the Round Rock Express 11-10 in 13 innings.  Every I-Cubs starter had at least one hit, all but two of them had a run scored as well.  Tony Campan had a big day goinf 3-for-4 with a solo home run.  Adrian Cardenas had four hits, and Alfredo Amezaga had five hits.  Anthony Rizzo continued hit torrid start going 3-for-7 with a run scored.  Randy Wells was the opposite of good, he only lasted 2 and 1/3rd innings giving up 8 runs on 8 hits, while walking three and striking out 3.  Full box score after the jump.
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I-Cubs Drop a Close One

In a game that went back and forth the Isotopes came out on top late, scoring the game winning run in the top of the ninth off of Jeff Beliveau.  It was a very rare quiet night for both Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo as both went hitless.  Josh Vitters had two hits, as did Adrian Cardenas who also added a two run homer.  Randy Wells went six innings, but struggled giving up four runs on six hits, while striking out five and not walking anyone.

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