After an extra-innings victory last night, the Cubs were shutout by the Brewers tonight at Miller Park. Chicago took two L's today, as the Cubs wives were defeated 10-3 by the Brewers wife earlier today. Win or lose, Cubs wives played for Cubs Charities, and that's something to cheer about!
Tyler Chatwood took the mound, and although he was able to limit himself to just two walks, he surrendered four runs on five hits over five innings. Travis Shaw was responsible for all four Brewers runs with RBI doubles in the 1st and 3rd innings.
On the flip side, the Cubs only managed two total hits in the game - one off of Brewers starter Chase Anderson, and the other off of reliever Taylor Williams. The Cubs' two hits came by way of a Willson Contreras infield single in the 2nd and Addison Russell's single to center in the top of the 8th.
Just because the Cubs had two hits doesn't mean they didn't have any scoring chances. In the top of the 2nd inning, Ben Zobrist walked to lead off the inning. Willson Contreras singled, and the Cubs had two men on with nobody out. Unfortunately, Javier Baez struck out swinging, and Addison Russell lined into a double play to end the inning and squander a great opportunity. Other than that, the Cubs were pretty much shut out by Brewers pitching- managing only four total base runners in the game.
With a game as quiet as this one, the Cubs lost some streaks. One in particular was the hot streak Anthony Rizzo has been on. Prior to tonight, he had driven in a run in each of his last eight games which was a career-high stretch. Jason Heyward was another Cubs who lost his season-high hitting streak of six-games, but he did reach base on a first inning walk.
Tonight also marked the end of a 96 game streak dating back to August of 2017, in which the Cubs recorded at least one extra-base hit. That was the longest streak in franchise history since at least 1908.
With tonight's loss, the Cubs drop back to 2nd place in the Central, but it's only by 1/2 game. The Cubs have had major success against the Brewers this season and are 8-2
Tomorrow, Mike Montgomery will take the mound for the Cubs in the rubber game. He will be opposed by Jhoulys Chacin at 1:10 p.m. on WGN. Cubs fans shouldn't get discouaged though as the Cubs have been dominant against the Brewers this season going 8-2. Hopefully we can get back to our winnings ways and get back in first place!
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