Cubs In Haiku: White Sox 6, Cubs 4

Cubs In Haiku: White Sox 6, Cubs 4
Mike Quade admiitted that Randy Wells should have been pulled before Juan Pierre hit this two-RBI triple in the seventh inning on Friday (Tribune Photo by Phil Velasquez)


Quade takes the blame
For leaving Wells in too long
I guess that's progress


Cubs fans have been complaining about Quade being slow to remove struggling pitchers. After Friday's game, it sounded like the Cubs manager might have seen the light ...

"This one's on me as far as I'm concerned," Quade said. "[Wells] was rolling. When the game got tied, given the bullpen situation, I backed off and really tried to push him through a matchup that wasn't very favorable, and I'm a matchup guy. Don't know what would have happened, but [Jeff] Samardzija [was] ready, and I could have gone to him."

 

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