Feldmania will have to wait for another day. Scott Feldman and the Chicago Cubs were brought to school by the dominating force called the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-1.
“Coming here, we knew it was going to be tough to score runs and obviously, it was,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. “We didn’t swing the bats at all. We only had five hits today, so seven hits in two days ain’t going to win too many ballgames, no matter how good your pitching is. Our starting pitching was pretty good in all four games against the best offense in baseball. We never really put any threats together. Today we weren’t too aggressive.”
The good news is that there is nobody better than Dale Sveum to bring these guys through the tough lessons when facing teams like the Cardinals.
Starlin Castro was held off the score sheet again. So was Nate Schierholtz and Alfonso Soriano.
“It’s tough, but I keep my mind positive,” Starlin Castro said. “There’s four months left — just keep aggressive and keep playing hard. I know I’m working hard every day. When I get out [of this], I’ll be good for the rest of the season. It helps me, too, because, when I get out of this, I know if it happens again, I know I have my mind strong and I can get out of it.”
What do the Cubs do at a time like this? Should they bring up some of the young guys like, Javier Baez, Albert Almora and Jorge Solar? Is it time to panic? or should the Cubs bide their time with these players and continue with their education? Stay the course.
So before some Cubs fans scream for anyone’s head, I’m here to tell everyone, “Relax, it’s going to be all right.”
The Cubs should have it easy this weekend when they face former division rivals, the Houston Astros today. Matt Garza takes to the mound. Game time is 2:20pm