It was a test of the bottom feeders in Milwaukee last night and even though the Brewers won the game 6-1, it was hard not to think about who really won the game. Did the Cubs win because they lost adding to the column or did the Brewers win in the standings? The game didn’t matter last night except when Edwin Jackson was pulled in the fourth inning.
To be fair, Jackson walked three and committed an error. He wasn’t having a good game and Hey, that happens. Shake it off and get ready for the next game.
“He was already at 75 pitches, and I felt as many one-run games that we play and in this ballpark, I was going to take a shot at tying it back up and making sure we score that one run,” Dale Sveum said. “He was at 75 pitches, and he wasn’t happy with coming out of the game at that point and not getting to five innings. You respect that about players who want to stay in the game, and I made that decision.”
It used to be that every player who came up to the plate was Starlin Castro, but now our three year old son has a new player and his name is Junior Lake. I just thought I’d mention that.
Jackson has 16 losses which isn’t good, but it doesn’t reflect his pitching at all. As every one knows in baseball circles, the Cubs haven’t had the most memorable season in the win category and with 12 games left, sometimes it’s better to head to the locker room and lick their wounds.
Jeff Samardzija gets the start tonight at 8:10 eastern.