Cubs earn latest loss to Reds

This might have been the worst game of the season, sure the Cubs lost 10-8, only a two run defeat, but the game was played at a high school quality level.  Now that I think about it, I’m not sure I want to disrespect any high school team with that comparison.  This is the kind of stuff that needs to stop, sure, physical errors are going to happen, but the mental stuff can and should be avoided.  Dale Sveum was probably the most upset that we have seen him after the game today, a lot had to do with Starlin Castro’s continued mental mistakes.  Enough about that for now, Justin Germano got the start for the Cubs today and came back down to Earth a bit.  Germano suffered his second loss of the season after going 5.2 innings giving up six runs, four earned, while walking two and striking out two.  Germano got no help at all as the Cubs committed five errors behind him, FIVE.  The Cubs did their best with the bats to try to make it a game and they did as the lead was cut to one in the 8th.  The showdown of the game was in the 8th with the tying run on third Aroldis Chapman blew a 102 MPH fastball by Anthony Rizzo to get out of it, and basically end the Cubs day.  Darwin Barney had a solid day at the plate going 3-for-5 with two runs scored in a day filled with missed opportunities as the Cubs were 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position.  This had to be the most frustrating game of the season, luckily for all of us there is a new game tomorrow.


Sveum not happy, hints at sitting Castro

Game Highlights:
Full Video Recap
DeJesus RBI Double
Castillo’s RBI Double
Castro’s Two-Run Double
Soriano’s Run Scoring Double

Thanks for reading,
– George