Cubs spoiled a fine pitching outing by Jason Hammel and let yet another no name rookie starter slice through their lineup in a 2-1 loss to the Pirates. THe Pirates would score two runs in the third. The first on a Travis Snider home run. The second on a Josh Harrison infield single. And that was kind of it. The Cubs got all of two hits against Pirate starter Brandon Cumpton. And while they rallied against closer Mark Melancon, it clearly wasn't enough, and the Pirates strolled out of Wrigley with what feels like their 25th straight series win against the Cubs. Let's try and get this done before the second half starts….
PRAY FOR ME MAMA, I'M A GYPSY NOW...
Jason Hammel had himself a darn good game. 7 IP just those 2 earned runs in the third on 6 hits while also striking out 6. Will take that all day long. Well, until Hammel is traded. But we'll definitely take it. The Regular rairez, Everyday Jimmy and vote for Pedro got through the last two innings.
Nice to see Beef Castillo back on the team, even if he did strike out n a rather crucial PH situation late in the game. The truth is, this team could really need an extra bat. And Beef has the ability to be that bat. Hopefully he learned a thing or two about framing pitches while watching from the sidelines.
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Really been a big fan of most of these throwback uniforms. These 50's uniforms are no exception. Nice clean look. Kind of like the Cubs Score card.
So tired of Pirates. Good riddance. The least they could do is go out and be good against other teams and at least validate their domination against the Cubs. Oh well, no rest for the wicked as the Cincinnati Red legs come marching into town. Reds aren't the team the Cubs had all kinds of trouble with last year. But they're no pushover. Here's hoping tomorrow,You me and Ray Davies find better things. Onwards.