It was a dark and foggy night on the north side of Chicago. Scott Feldman cautiously kicks the dirt from his shoes as he stares down the batter in the box.
Feldman finds his call and then? Well, I don’t think there’s a pitcher in the game’s history that likes to see a baseball go deep on a grand slam.
The good news was that Feldman couldn’t see it. The bad news was the Cincinnati Red Machine went on to a 6-2 victory.
The game took on the setting of a Robert Louis Stevenson novel.
“It was surprising to see it out here,” Feldman said. “I was hoping it would make it harder for them to pick up the ball, but apparently it didn’t work.”
It was a tough game for sure, but it was great to see Starlin Castro get something going. He ended up with a hit and an RBI. Even if in a losing cause, the Cubs had some bright moments.
-Scott Feldman continued with his hits
-Nate Schierholtz provided some stability with two hits.
-Alfonso Soriano notched a run and a hit.
The key with last night’s game is the Cubs managed to get production from more than the usual suspects. Playing the Reds is tough. I cringe everytime. They’re good and they’ll beat you everyway they can.
Tonight, Matt Garza takes to the mound to face Tony Cingrani. Game time is 8:05 eastern.
Congratulations to Cubs 2011 top prospect Javier Baez on hitting 4 home runs in Daytona. Second time in the history of class A Daytona. Well done!!