Ok, I’m really a sucker for those kind of things. The truth is that after Ryan Dempster threw a beauty of a game, the Cubs got whipped by the Marlins 13-5. I don’t think it was Carlos Zambrano’s fault and I think the finger pointing is well left in the first half of the season. The fact is the Cubs got beat up yesterday. They got beat up in the kind of game where some teams just have your number. Here’s an example:
A few years ago, the Ottawa Senators were in the playoffs and after going three rounds where they just destroyed any competition that came their way, they were expected to go on and win the Stanley Cup. However, the Anaheim Ducks were just a better team than the Senators and beat up them to win the Stanley Cup. Was it anything the Sens did wrong? Should they have changed their game plan? Fire their coach the next season? There were so many questions, but it all boiled down to the Ducks simply were the better team and they won. Congratulations. When a team plays hard and doesn’t win, it’s just as good as winning.
Carlos Zambrano pitched a good game and the Marlins had his number yesterday. I think maybe that’s why this season has been frustrating because too many teams have had the Cubs number. We’ll get em next time.