Nothing’s easy and it’s no different with the Cubs. Especially the Cubs. Last night’s loss to the Padres 13-7 was filled with some good and bad things as well as learning curves and after David Dejesus took the second base bag, the Umpires changed their minds and credited him with a home run. See? miracles do happen!
Edwin Jackson wished he was at home last night watching the game because he might as well been somewhere else. Sorry Edwin, my optimism can last so long until I start picking on you. You heard the “Boo’s” last night, didn’t you?
“It’s not the first time I’ve heard it,” Jackson said. “It’s the same crowd that if you go out and start pitching better, they’re cheering. The boos — I’d probably boo myself as well. I don’t blame them.”
Hey, don’t get me wrong, I’m sure you’re an all right fella, but something is up and I hope you can get it fixed.
“This may be one of the worst starts I’ve had in my career,” Jackson said of his first season with the Cubs. “It’s a test of character. Clearly, it hasn’t been what I wanted to do. It’s a long season. I’ll definitely continue to work and get back to where I need to be to finish the season strong.”
Ok, so on we go to the fifth with Luis Valbuena popping one into the stands and then Starlin Castro decided to give some lucky fan a souvenir. But, the Padres were too much for the Cubs last night to mount any of their April comeback magic.
The Cubs try to avenge that loss tonight at Wrigley. 7:05 game time.