The Cubs thought Albert Pujols was out of their lives when he headed for the sunny side of Los Angeles. Not so. Last night, it was Mr. Pujols hit a two run shot in the eighth inning and eventually winning the game 4-3.
“It was a perfect pitch for him to hit, pull down left field, and it was probably exactly what he was looking for,” Carlos Villanueva said. “If I throw the pitch and it does what it’s supposed to do, maybe he hits a foul ball. It got too much of the plate and he hit it hard.”
The Cubs didn’t do anything wrong in the loss except perhaps they could have walked Pujols, but what’s done is done.
“We seem to beat a lot of people for seven innings,” Dale Sveum said.
You’re right Mr. Sveum, but let’s be fair for what it is; It was a bad break and you’ll beat them today.
Even though the Cubs couldn’t hang on for the win, Feldmania was alive and well last night. That’s right, Scott Feldman. He only let up two runs in seven innings. Not bad at providing his usual mettle. He certainly outclassed Jared Weaver last night.
“We seem to beat a lot of people through seven innings,” Sveum said. “It tends to be a broken record. Our starters have been great all year.”
It was nice to see Anthony Rizzo and Darwin Barney get on the board with a hit, but was Starlin Castro playing last night? I might have missed that.
You know, there’s a reason, Dale Sveum is a manager. He has to make tough decisions in these times of the games. I wouldn`t want his job. He does it well but he says it very clearly; their starters have been great all year, but where`s the support.
I`m not picking on the Cubs, but there has to be something to change if they stand a chance at the post season.
They try to avenge the loss today when they face Jason Vargas. Game time is 7:05 eastern.