All good things must come to an end. After a rain delay, the Chicago Cubs lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-4. It all boiled down to the walks.
“The bottom line is, you walk eight guys, you’re not going to win too many games, no matter what,” Dale Sveum said.
Sometimes calls don’t go your way also. Dale Sveum should know because he was ejected in the second inning after a Tete et Tete with first base umpire, Toby Basner on a call where AJ Pollock was clearly out.
“I was saying my piece and I was out there long enough and [crew chief Joe West] was trying to get me back to the dugout and that obviously didn’t work out too good,” said Sveum.
With this loss, the Cubs five game winning streak is snapped. The Cubs kept it close in the seventh inning when The Great Nate Schierholtz sent one flying beyond the ivy to tie the game at 4-4, but it was too good to be true as the Diamondbacks took the Cubs to school by adding eight more runs and showing the Cubs what first place looks like.
“You have to have a resilient team,” he said. “We’ve been playing really good baseball and once again we beat ’em for seven innings and played really good.”
Here’s hoping that the lesson is learned when the Cubs play today at 2:20 eastern. Edwin Jackson will try to collect his second win of the season.
on a side note, it was great to see former Cubs Broadcaster Bob Brenly calling the game for the D’Backs.