Cubs In Haiku: 3 Games, 1 Good Inning


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The Cubs celebrate Kosuke Fukudome's walk-off hit in the ninth inning on Saturday (Tribune photo by Brian Cassella)


Did you catch the ninth
On Saturday afternoon?
Not much else to see
Three games against the Reds resulted in two more losses for the Cubs.  The only highlight was a very exciting ninth inning comeback on Saturday (possibly the most exciting inning of the year) that helped the Cubs avoid a sweep.
A lead off home run by Carlos Pena (his first for the Cubs at Wrigley Field) tied the game.  After Blake DeWitt reached first on a single after Geovanny Soto grounded out and was left standing at first when Tyler Colvin swung at strike three for the second out.  
Although the Fox Sports announcers were critical of Quade for brining in Jeff Baker to pinch hit, he hit what should have been a run-scoring, game-winning double to deep center field.  But the ball bounced high into the bleachers for a ground rule double and DeWitt had to stop at third.
But Kosuke Fukudome singled to center to score DeWitt and give the Cubs a very exciting win.
If you missed that inning, it was a completely frustrating weekend for Cubs fans.  Even a 7-inning 2-run quality start by Ryan Dempster was wasted on Sunday when the Cubs offense consisted of 6 singles and 9 runners left on base.  
Hopefully the upcoming visit by Ryan Theriot and the Cardinals will get the Cubs back on track.

 Reds 5, Cubs 4

 Cubs 3, Reds 2

 Reds 2, Cubs 0

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