Cubs In Haiku: Athletics 15, Cubs 7

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Tribune Photo by Phil Velasquez

First Spring Traning game
Started out promisingly

Zambrano was sharp
But Garza disappointed
As did Justin Berg
Cubs fans celebrated for two innings – good offense in the first built a 4 run lead and Zambrano pitched 2 no-hit innings with 2 strike outs.  But, as more-or-less predicted by @TheBlogfines, Matt Garza loaded the bases in the third and gave up a grand slam home run to Coco Crisp to tie the game.  But he did get his first major league hit to lead off the 4th inning.  
Things just got worse from there, with the A’s building a 6-4 lead before Justin Berg gave up 7 runs while getting only 1 out in the 7th, building an ERA of 189.00 to start the spring.
It was a disappointing game, but remember … it doesn’t count!  

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