Cubs Lose To The Los Albert Angels

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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.

–Mark

5 comments

  1. strictlycubsbaseball · June 5, 2013

    Albert owns the Cubs doesn’t he??? I’m hoping that pitchers haven’t figured out Castro. He is certainly struggling this year.

    Ron

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    • The Cub Den · June 5, 2013

      Yeah, he’s struggling all right, but I think if they move him up to lead off, things might change. I like how they dropped him down the order. Edwin Jackson is another guy who needs to sit for a game or two.

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  2. Dave · June 5, 2013

    Just when Pujolz was out of their lives…..for the most part…..he returns, in usual fashion against the Cubs. He seems to like the Cubs….a lot.

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    • The Cub Den · June 5, 2013

      I should have called my post, “Albert-The Cub Killer” or maybe called PETA on him.

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  3. Minoring In Baseball · June 5, 2013

    Tough break, and tougher loss. That’s baseball, though, sometimes it can bite you in the a$$. Best of luck to the Cubbies.
    -Mike

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