Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 04/21/13

Game Seventeen: Cubs (5-11) vs. Brewers (8-8)

  • Game Time – 1:10pm CDT
  • Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186/844
  • Location – Miller Park, Milwaukee

Scott Feldman (0-2, 6.00/2.11) vs. Wily Peralta (0-1, 6.19/1.69)

In order to salvage the third and final game of the series, the Cubs are going to have to play better baseball. As Dale Sveum said following Saturday’s embarrassing loss, the Cubs are making mistakes that rookie level players make and the team as a whole has to step up. The Cubs were charged with three more errors on Saturday night and are tied with the Nationals for the league lead (15) going into play this afternoon … couple that with the second worst bullpen ERA in baseball and it is easy to see why the Cubs start the day a season-low six games under .500.

The Cubs have to figure out a way to beat Milwaukee, especially at Miller Park. The Cubs are 5-11 in their last 16 games against the Brewers and have dropped 17 of the last 19 at Miller Park. While they have won six in a row, the Brewers are not one of the elite teams in the National League, especially on the days that Yovani Gallardo is not on the mound and with Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart on the DL.

Dale Sveum said Saturday night that somebody’s got to start making plays and that someone has to step up. Scott Feldman has not pitched to the front office’s expectations in a Cubs’ uniform, either in the spring or in his first two starts. Feldman has not posted a win since August 4 of last year and his teams are 1-11 in those 12 starts.

The Cubs need a good, quality start out of Scott Feldman this afternoon.

Scott Feldman has struggled for quite a while on the mound, now he is dealing with tightness in his back. The Cubs pushed Feldman’s third start back a few days in order to give him extra time. There are unconfirmed reports that Feldman is also having issues with his shoulder, and if that is the case, he could be on a short rope this afternoon.

Feldman last pitched on April 11 against the Giants, and he had a rough outing. The offense gave Feldman a lead, but he could not hold it due to poor defense and two mental mistakes of his own. Feldman lasted just 4 1/3 innings while giving up six runs, two earned, on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Feldman has yet to complete five innings in either of his first two starts … so Feldman making it through five innings would be the first step in the right direction.

Scott Feldman must limit his free passes this afternoon as well. Feldman is beating himself … seven walks with four strikeouts and 12 hits in nine innings pitched.

Scott Feldman makes his second career start against the Brewers today. Feldman pitched six innings of shutout ball in Milwaukee on June 12, 2010 while giving up four hits, three walks and six strikeouts.

Brewers Career Numbers against Scott Feldman

  • Yuniesky Betancourt – 5-for-16 with two doubles
  • Ryan Braun – 1-for-3 with a double
  • Carlos Gomez – 1-for-7
  • Alex Gonzalez – 2-for-8 with a walk
  • Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-2
  • Rickie Weeks – 1-for-2 with a double

The top pitching prospect in the Brewers’ system is off to a rough start. Wily Peralta has struggled in two of his first three starts, the only good outing came against the Cubs on a very cold night at Wrigley Field.  The Giants knocked Peralta out of the game after just four innings in his last outing. Peralta allowed six runs, five earned, on seven hits while walking three and striking out one. The Cubs must make him work this afternoon to avoid the sweep. Peralta is one of many Brewers’ starters with average stuff that the Cubs make look like a Cy Young contender.

Wily Peralta makes his second career start against the Cubs this afternoon. Peralta allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings back on April 9 at Wrigley Field.

Welington Castillo (1-for-3), Starlin Castro (1-for-4), David DeJesus (2-for-4 with a double), Scott Hairston (0-for-1), Dioner Navarro (0-for-2), Anthony Rizzo (0-for-1 with two walks), Nate Schierholtz (0-for-3), Alfonso Soriano (0-for-3) and Luis Valbuena (1-for-3) had at bats against Wily Peralta at Wrigley on April 9.

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  • matthew8510

    {keep running them out there}

    • bluekoolaidaholic

      (sigh)

  • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

    It’s funny because looking at the hitting stats, you’d think we are a winning team. Bad defense and mental lapses on the mound are all it takes to drag down a ballclub. I’m coming around on the idea that at some point you have to start pointing the finger directly at the coaching staff.

    • Ripsnorter1

      I am not seeing a winning team’s batting stats.
      Team BA: .235
      OBP: until yesterday, the last in MLB.

  • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

    Bummer, two weekend games in a row with nada on WGN.

    • Ripsnorter1

      Oh, for the good old days! When every game was on WGN!

      • Ray Ray

        You can watch the Sox on WGN displaying those old school Greg Luzinski uniforms :) And you can listen to Hawk. Merceeeee

        • Tony_Hall

          Ray – I can deal with us having “disagreements”, but please no quoting Hawk on here!

          • Ray Ray

            Just missssssssed it! Heeeee Gone. Sorry. I can’t stand him either.

          • Tony_Hall

            He is just plain awful. I am so glad that when the Cubs play the Sox, that they show both broadcasts now. It was brutal when we had the Sox announcers for a whole series.

          • SuzyS

            Oh cmon…it’s only Hawk…puleeeese!!!
            Actually, my father…gone now since 1987…and NO Hawk fan….was amazed that he could parlay ONE good season with the Red Sox into an entire career….
            HE GONE!!!

          • Ripsnorter1

            Amen and Amen!

            How did he ever get a job announcing MLB?????

        • triple

          I’m watching that game pretty much because of the unis! My first baseball game I ever attended was the White Sox against the Orioles at Comiskey in ’83. Greg Luzinski, Ron Kittle, and Calton Fisk were my favorites as far as the White Sox go. Edit: I guess I should add Harold Baines to that list too! And seeing Floyd on the mound reminds me of Bannister. I used to have all those photo shots of the Cubs and White Sox players all over my bedroom walls that I think you could get at Dominck’s (or Jewel) grocery stores back then!

      • Brp921

        My thoughts have always been that the reason the Cubs can put so many fans in the seats is because guys like me who grew up in the out lying areas watching the Cubs on WGN take their families there a couple times a year. They had fans in a several state area supporting them. I have often wondered with WGN not televising them if they would lose that. Just reading comment on the CCO about where a lot of us reside reinforces my opinion.

  • Tom U

    Javier Baez benched for today’s Daytona Cubs’ game after posting a .214 avg & .273 OBP for the season. Tim Saunders is starting in his place at SS.

    • Tony_Hall

      Has he been benched moving forward or getting a day off to clear his head?

      • Tom U

        Tony, it’s hard to tell. The FSL is an information “black hole”, so nothing is certain until the press releases come in.

        I have reported on Twitter that Baez grounded into a double play and struck out with runners in scoring position yesterday. He has been cemented in the #3 spot in the order, but his OBP (.237) is the lowest on the team. He has only hit .156 with runners on and .227 with runners in scoring position.

        • Tony_Hall

          You really think they would bench him moving forward for a slow start?

          Sometimes a day off sitting next to the skipper can do wonders?

          • Tom U

            Tony, I don”t know. Baez received a lot of hype this spring. But the facts are that he only hit .188 at Daytona last season and .211 in the Arizona Fall League.

        • SuzyS

          Hey Tom, On several occasions I’ve noted you consider the FSL and Daytona Cubs to be “Black Holes for information”….With all the retired Baseball people down there…surely we should be able to find some sources…to aid you. Neil, Tom…any ideas???

          • Tom U

            A correspondent that could provide video would be nice.

          • SuzyS

            So…how do we do that? Go through the Daytona Cubs?

          • Tony_Hall

            I now know what I am doing if I am ever able to retire. Move to Daytona to provide info on the Daytona Cubs for the CCO!

            Neil, keep me in mind, I should be ready in 20-30 years.

          • Tom U

            We’ll keep a spot open for you.

          • Tony_Hall

            I know with it being the minors, I would be lucky to even get meal money, so I better keep working for now, so I can afford to retire and take a dream job.

    • Tom U

      An update: Baez pinch hits for Stephen Bruno and strikes out to start the 7th. Comes in to play Ss with Saunders moving over to 2B. Daytona losing 9-1 in the top of 8.

  • Tom U

    Today’s minor league starters:

    Tennessee – Alberto Cabrera (2-1, 4.00)
    Iowa – Drew Carpenter (1-2, 8.10)

    Kane Co. list Tayler Scott as their starter, but he started game 2 of yesterday’s doubleheader

    Daytona is currently down 4-0 to Dunedin in the third. Ryan Searle with four ER in three IP.

    • Tom U

      Just announced. Kane Co. starter Felix Pena (0-0, 0.00)

  • Ray Ray

    I do not like how Sveum talks about his players negatively to the press. He said Castro has been very average. Is that the truth? Yes. Does he need to say that to the press? No. You say that we expect big things from Starlin. He is a big part of our future. He will improve and I will be working on him daily so he understands how to play the game the “Cubs Way”

    • Tony_Hall

      I would think you would love the negativity….

      I think he uses the media like that.

      • Ray Ray

        Always with the negative comment. How many managers bash their own players to the press?

        • Tony_Hall

          I don’t follow all of the teams, but I would believe most managers, if not all use the media to say somethings indirectly to players.

          • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

            In my opinion Tony is always civil. He doesn’t bash opinions he disagrees with. And Ray you seem to be one of the more objective “negatives,” on this site. But you are always negative. It doesn’t matter what the team or the front office does, you always give it a negative spin.

          • Ray Ray

            I don’t agree with the way they are rebuilding. I think the team can improve and be more competitive than the way they are handling the mlb club and still rebuild. If you think that is always a negative spin then so be it. But many others agree with that statement including a Cubs beat writer and many many fans. I love the Cubs and want them to win but when I see what the FO is putting on the field it is hard to stomach. Tony is so non-objective. I know you are a big fan as well and you even questioned Sveum’s impact on the team. You are critical at times when you disagree. I respect that.

          • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

            I guess I’m just so used to the losing and was so disappointed in those “almost,” teams of the mid 2000’s that I’m willing and supportive of this route the fromt office is taking. I firmly want nothing less than a world series and other than that I don’t care if we win 80 games or 40 games. I don’t even care if we make the postseason; if we don’t win the series I’ll call it a failure.

            I want a team that will compete year in and year out and breakthrough and win it all. I believe the strategy our front office is using gives us the best chance of that. I want to be the next Braves, Cardinals or Giants. All those teams came up from mediocre by building from the ground up and suffering through some atrocious runs. Shoot the Braves were bad for a decade before they got good and they’ve sustained it for 20 years now. That is what I want. Schierholtz did it much like Theo is.

          • GaryLeeT

            At least there was a chance, and hope, back then. Now there is a zero chance of being in the post season. Not only that, but there is a very good chance we could go through all this losing, and still not win a World Series. I don’t know how after 3 or 4 years of this, the Castros & Rizzos of the team are suppose to flip a switch when the time comes, and all the sudden think like winners.

          • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

            They are winners. Just surrounded by mediocrity. There are no guarantees in life but Theo is increasig iur chances. In 1 year he’s revamped our farm system…1! Just think of what it will look like after 4 or 5! To me it’s an exiting time to be a fan. But I choose to look at it as such. It’s very much a matter of oerspective but to me things are looking up. In 5 years we will have the top system in baseball. And we will have plugged a few holes at the big league level with savvy trades and pick-ups. Becuase we will have the resources to do so. We’ll be able to trade away top prospects to supplement the big league roster and not muss a beat in player development because we will have created depth. This is how you win championships is it a guarantee, absolutely not, but it’s a fun time to be along for the ride.

            And maybe it won’t work. And we’ll be right back here. But personally I’ll be supporting the new regime then too. That’s what I choose to do, support people that want the best for the Chicago Cubs. Until it becomes clear they don’t know what they’re doing. It takes several years before that realization occurs for me.

          • GaryLeeT

            In Hendry’s last year it was ranked 16th, it’s now ranked as high as 5th. How could it not with all this losing. Anyway, there is still very little pitching in it so “revamped” might be a little over stated.
            Like the others you disagree with, I feel like a good front office can rebuild the farm system, and put a good product on the field. But as noted by recent words from Theo, the current product is all about saving money. We deserve better than that.

          • SuzyS

            I didn’t see the recent words from Theo.
            What exactly did he say?

          • GaryLeeT

            I am going to report you to Neil for not reading all his articles.

          • SuzyS

            GaryLeeT…all you have to do is look at Washington and see how Zimmerman did last year.
            There was no chance with Hendry after 2008, He was just trying to save his job.
            Zell milked the Cubs for all he could get without putting anything back in.
            I’m not giving anyone a free ride here…it’s a different strategy, one the Cubs have never tried in my lifetime. I’m willing to give it a shot since everything else has failed.
            Maybe you’re right…but I personally think this is the right strategy to bring the best talent into the organization…but we won’t know that for at least a couple of years.
            I’m willing to give up a few years for long term sustained success.

          • SuzyS

            RayRay…you know, I respect your opinion and the opinions of most here on the CCO, after all…MOST of us are Cub Fans that just want to see the Cubs do better than they have in our lifetimes.

            It’s ok to disagree on how we get there.

            Just today, I was listening to a wgn interview with Bob Melvin, GM of the Brewers…he was bemoaning how tough it was for small market teams to compete. He feels that it’s his job to put a product on the field more exciting than the sausage races…and he hasn’t quite made it there yet.

            One point he made though was very telling: He said in today’s baseball atmosphere…one doesn’t want to be in the middle of the pack….”You can’t get a top pick from the middle.”

            IMHO the Cubs are building for a better life the only viable way for a LONG term return…by being horrible now and for the near term future.

            Within that commitment to being bad now are several variables…young players on their way up vs veterans coming off injuries vs veterans at the end of their careers etc.
            That’s where the discussions lay and also the manager and his decisions.

            The FO is not always going to hit a HR with every decision…but they better get some right in the high drafts.

            Do I like the product on the field right now??? Heck no. But I’ll live with it if I think we are going in the right direction…which I do at the moment.
            However, at any point I reserve the right to change my mind if I don’t see improvements.

          • triple

            Great post Suzy! Especially the last paragraph. Exactly where I’m at…. willing to stomach this terrible team for at least the 2013 season an maybe even ’14, but at some point we need to see improvement of the players on the field, especially the Castro’s, Rizzo’s, Samardjzia’s and others that it looks like this team will build around.

            And the first person to look at when we don’t see that improvement is Dale Sveum, and not the FO anyway, but then when it all comes down to the same thing year after year, then it comes down to the FO. Personally, in my opinion, 1 season plus one month of the 2nd season is not enough to judge what the front office is doing, but it is beginning to get into the territory where it’s time to start judging how our coaching staff is doing at teaching these major league players how to play the game the right way. And I hate to see that I’ve seen it translate to very little of a difference on the field, but I’m willing to ride with Sveum through this year and hopefully something that the coaching staff is doing will translate to better execution on the field. If we get to the 3rd year of Sveum’s contract and there still isn’t much improvement, I gotta believe that the FO will be looking for a new head coach for this team, especially with the talent that should be making it’s way to the show by then.

          • SuzyS

            Triple, I agree. Sveum may be the sacrificial lamb to get us from point A to B….But once the talent is there…it’s possible we’ll need someone else to ride the horses to victory.
            Either way…we’ll see in a few years.

          • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

            Very well said Suzy…

          • Ray Ray

            Agreed Suzy. Good points. But the one argument I will throw out there is……don’t you have to risk finishing in the middle of the pack if you are trying to win?

          • SuzyS

            You’re right on that…but we don’t have the talent in the system yet to take that risk if we fail. It might set us back several more years.

          • Tony_Hall

            You are missing the point on being stuck in the middle. The teams stuck in the middle will make the playoffs every so often, and will have really bad years as well. But to do so, they have overachieved or underachieved to get there.

            For regular contenders year and year out, their bad years they miss the playoffs and end up in the middle of the pack, but they are not stuck there. They will be back in contention the next year.

          • Tony_Hall

            I’m not sure how I am so non-objective. Maybe you haven’t been around long enough, but I initially supported JH. Let’s face it, he was a breath of fresh air, and trading for ARam and Lofton and taking the Cubs to the playoffs and being so close was enough for me to support him. I supported him all the way up until it was obvious, that he was going to sacrifice the future to try and win this year, even when it was obvious they couldn’t win. The people on this site changed my mind. And you probably didn’t think it was possible for someone to change my mind. It is and does happen, you just have never been able to do it. I then wanted JH to go, and I was just like you, finding all the negatives in every move he made, let’s face it, it was pretty easy to see the mistakes as everyone knew they weren’t going to win, yet he kept going all in and trying to borrow more money from the future to pay for this years spending. But when Theo was brought in I gave them a clean slate. I wasn’t going to burden them with the last 100+ years and expect them to perform a miracle and fix this organization immediately. Yes they could have made the major league team the focus and made them better. They could have made this team a really good 80 win team every year. They might even sneak into the playoffs every once in awhile. But being in the middle is the worst. You think you are close so you add to a team that just can’t get there and ensure you will always be in the middle. Now, I know it is not fun losing. I don’t enjoy it at all. But I believe they are doing what is best for the entire organization for the long haul. Nothing worth doing is ever easy, otherwise it wouldn’t be worth doing. This won’t be easy and yes they do,have and will continue to make mistakes. Baseball is an imperfect sport run by people who are not perfect. I look at the sum of the parts and know that this organization is closer to winning a World Series than any of the 80 win, mid-tier teams we ever had.

            I have not agreed with every move, decision, player transaction that Theo and company have done. But I don’t feel a need to bash every move they make. They know where this team is at better than any of us on here. They don’t like it and can’t wait to be past this part of the rebuild. But they are not going to take a short cut, just to gain a few extra wins in 2013 and I for one am glad they won’t.

            Ray, I will try to be easier on you moving forward. I wouldn’t even think of down arrowing you as you just can’t take it. In case you haven’t noticed I get down arrows quite a bit and yet I never call anyone out for why they would disagree on what I said. It just isn’t any of my business why someone chooses to agree or disagree with me. But I do enjoy having a discussion on what the Cubs are doing and what they should be doing moving forward. We seem to have quite a few good discussions,and I hope we have many more for years to come. I also hope that one day we are both typing the same phrase…..Cubs win the World Series!!!!

            Have a good night.

          • Tony_Hall

            Thanks. But always is probably not true. I have had my bad days, just like the next guy. But I try to keep it civil.

        • Tony_Hall

          You don’t let many days pass without a negative comment.

          • Ray Ray

            If you consider being objective negative….you are correct. If you think fans should wear blinders and say how great things are going when they are not negative. Again….you are correct.

          • Tony_Hall

            There is objective and there is always trying to find the negative. You try to find the negative.

            In many situations, we just don’t know all that went on or all the facts. I try to give the people in charge the benefit of the doubt, because they know all the facts and all that went on before making the decisions they make. Most of the time, whenever I have made decisions, that people question, once they know all the facts they understand the decisions I had made. I always love when people say “I didn’t know that” after explaining something to them. Of course you didn’t know that, you weren’t making the decision.

          • Ray Ray

            No you bash anyone who has a different point of view to what the FO has done or is doing. You attack and jump on everyone and anyone who ask Why? or What else they should have done? This is a site where discussions should be civil and welcomed. You only want it one way.

          • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

            It is fine you do not agree with what the front office is doing, you never have. I do not see Tony ‘bashing’ anyone here. Tony has always
            been respectful of others. Tony has an opinion and so do you. You guys have never agreed and never will. Tony does not try to change people’s opinions or point of views. I agree with your statement about having civil discussions. Let’s just keep them that way and not accuse someone of something they are not doing.

            Thank you for moving on from this discussion today.

          • Ray Ray

            No disrespect meant. I try to have civil discussions and don’t attack posters by calling them names. Please let me know if you ever think I am out of line. I enjoy your site.

          • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

            Thank you and I appreciate it.

          • Tony_Hall

            Thanks Neil.

          • Ray Ray

            Here is something positive for you Tony. Anthony Rizzo got his average up to .200 with that HR. Woooohoooo!

          • Tony_Hall

            And increased his RBI total to 14, which puts him on pace for…….

          • Tony_Hall

            His BABIP is 162 for the year. That is a very low number that won’t continue. Last year his BABIP was 310.

            Batting average is just not the best measure of how a batter is doing.

            As another example, Soriano’s is at 360 for the year, leading to his higher than expected average.

    • DWalker

      Castro has said he wants a gold glove. To be called average might just be a motivator for him to get his head in the game since it seems like it hasn’t clicked yet.

      • Ray Ray

        To the press? Say it to him in private is what I am saying Suzy.

        • Tony_Hall

          In today’s media world, sometimes it is more effective to use it. Maybe he has already talked to him about it and thought it was best to use the media now.

          • Ray Ray

            I remember LaRussa and Torre bashing their players in the press all the time….Not!

          • Tony_Hall

            You watched them day in and day out. If you think they never used the media you are just not be honest with yourself.

          • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

            Saying he’s playing average is hardly bashing. It’s very similar to what you wanted him to say just in different words. Tomato, tomatoe? When a player for LaRussa or Torre was playing average they’d say the same thing. I’m concerned about the lack of fundamental baseball by his team. What he does or doesn’t say to the press is the least of my concerns regarding Svuem.

      • triple

        I know Castro says he “wants” all that stuff, but as far as I’m concerned that’s just a bunch of hot air. At this point I think it is mostly mental for him. He has all the tools. And it sure is great that he doesn’t carry his glove into the batter’s box, and it hasn’t ever effected his hitting skills. But wanting to be better and something and actively working towards being better at something are 2 different things. I didn’t understand that when I was 23, but I sure as hell understand it now.

        And just so you know, Castro IS my favorite Cub! I think his defense will get better, but until he cuts his yearly error totals down to below 15, I’ll never think about him as having a chance to win a gold glove. Once he gets down to 15, he’s still got a long way to go.

    • paulcatanese

      Agree, but another point on Castro, when he came up I was all for him to play, now I think back and I was comparing him to Theriot, and that wasn’t much of a comparison.
      I think calling Castro average is a compliment as he is not. So not so bad to be called that by Sveum. If Castro hasn’t grasped what the Cub way is by now well he may never do that.
      Castro doesn’t use the bat in the Cub way, and certainly his fielding doesn’t. Not an exceptional base runner and his arm dosen’t have any smarts at all. So Average? That’s a compliment.

    • Tony_Hall

      And if he said “He is a big part of our future, He will improve and I will be working on him daily so he understands how to play the game the “Cubs Way”” people would then ask if he is objective and can he say when a player is not playing well. Managers can’t win, when they talk to reporters. There is always another angle that was not intended that will be considered not doing their job properly.

      And you think saying a player has been very average is negative……

    • Tony_Hall

      I will give you one thing, I like watching Villaneuva pitch a lot more than Feldman. I just don’t understand why Villanueva hasn’t been given a better chance to start in his career, and I am scared that we may find out, as he may be pitching well above his normal right now. Feldman is nothing more than a 5th starter/swingman, which is what he was brought in to do.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Castro with a single and 13 straight

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Rizzo with #6 to right center field

  • Tony_Hall

    Castro single….Rizzo HR….that’s a better combo than back to back defensive miscues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tintin.rex.73 TinTin Rex

    I would just go ahead right now and pull Feldman from the game just to say he had a solid outing And build his confidence :)

    • Ray Ray

      You were right Tin Tin. I think we all saw this coming.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Nice play by Feldman to end the third

    • Tony_Hall

      That took all 6′ 7″ to snag.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Braun gets tossed for flipping his bat

    • BosephHeyden

      High levels of testosterone will do that to a guy.

      • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

        Lol

    • paulcatanese

      That’s just the Ump’s way of trying to keep the game even:)

  • GaryLeeT

    Just look at the drive and will to win this team has! They are just an Ian Stewart, Matt Garza, and a catching waiver claim, from making a real move in the standings.

    • http://theboardridersuite.wordpress.com/ Theboardrider

      Seems like they’ve already hung up their cleats for the season, eh Gary?

      • GaryLeeT

        As a 5-12 record, while leading the League in errors would suggest.

  • GaryLeeT

    Well, can’t blame the weather on that series.

  • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

    Cubs handed another one to Brewers, lost 4-2 on Sunday – Scott Feldman: 4R, 1ER, 3H, 3BB, 6K, E in 5 IP (90 pitches, 51 strikes) … Rizzo: 2-4, HR, 2RBI; Castro: 1-4, R; Castillo; 1-4; Cubs offense: 0-6 RISP, 6 LOB;
    Cubs defense: 2 errors, 17 errors in 17 games

  • BosephHeyden

    They may call those runs unearned, but the Cubs earned every single one of them. Plus side: if they keep the unearned runs up, their starting pitching ERA is going to be really low and hopefully easier to sell to other teams.