Haiku relief: Cubs score 9 to hand Rockies their first loss

Haiku relief: Cubs score 9 to hand Rockies their first loss

Finally, some runs
More in the first three innings
Than the first three games

The Cubs inability to get hits when it mattered during the first few games of the 2015 season has been frustrating. And because it’s the same problem the team had suffered for so long, fans could be excused for being irrationally concerned after only three games. But Cubs bats finally came alive on Saturday, scoring more runs (5) in the first 3 innings than they had scored (3) in the first 3 games.

The season’s first three home runs (Coghlan and Olt back-to-back in the 3rd, Castro in the 5th) and a couple of triples (Fowler on the game’s first pitch and again in the 2nd) provided the offense fans have been anticipating. And while Jason Hammel pitched well for 6 innings, if the offense hadn’t delivered in a big way this game could have been just as depressing for fans as the first 2 losses.

The Cubs went on to give the Rockies their first loss of the season by a score of 9-5 and set up Sunday’s series finale as a chance for the Cubs to move above .500 for the first time in the week-long season.

There was one scary moment when Mike Olt had to leave the game after being hit in the hand by a pitch in the 9th. But the x-rays were negative, so he should heal quickly.


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