It didn’t end in a win, but the Chicago Cubs played like they wanted one. The team’s leader Alfonso Soriano fired two Home Runs into the bleachers but it wasn’t enough as the Reds beat them 6-4
“Sometimes we don’t get the big hit and sometimes we don’t get the big outs,” Soriano said of the season so far. “That’s the difference between a first-place team and a last-place team. We have so many games, and we’re winning in the sixth, seventh innings and we give it to the other team. We have to learn how to win.”
The Cubs have the players, they have the desire but the one thing they need to do is to learn how to win in the close ones and maintain the leads because we know that they can come back in the games.
However, I feel bad for Carlos Marmol. The “Marmol-Aid” isn’t working and it’s not because he doesn’t have the stuff anymore, but there is something that needs fixing.
“He’ll be pitching in roles with the game on the line, early in the game, or whatever,” Sveum said. “One way or the other, he’s got to get fixed. I don’t even know if he threw a strike today. There were a couple swings, but I don’t know if they were strikes. One way or the other, we have to get him fixed, because he’s got to pitch.”
I’m sure Coach Sveum has a plan in place for Marmol so I’m not going to harp on him anymore.
The Cubs finish up the Reds today at 2:20pm Edwin Jackson has the ball and I’m expecting his first win of the season.