April 20th, 2007

Teams

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 1
Chicago 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
W -  B. Looper (3-1)   L - T. Lilly (1-2)  S – J. Isringhausen (4)
Homeruns: P. Wilson (1)

Box Score


(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pardon my title, but I’m angry. I’m sick of losing these games because of this offense. Don’t give me this it’s too cold garbage. I’m sick of that crap. Stand in the box and get some freaking hits. Score some runs like this team is built to do. Entering this game, the Cubs starting pitchers had an ERA of 3.94, which is better than the NL average. The thing to remember is that Carlos Zambrano’s ERA is figured in there. We know he’s going to get better, so this staff has been proving that they could compete for one of the top 3 spots in the NL. The starting staff also ranks 2nd in the league with a .215 batting average against. We need to be getting some wins out those numbers. I’m sick of this garbage. Put down the joint enough to put up some runs.

As a fan, don’t you even try to blame this loss on Ronny Cedeno OR the umps. The umps got the call right when they called Cedeno out. He was out, and it was a tough call to take, but it was the right call. That call was not the reason the Cubs lost. The Cubs lost, as has been the case so much this year, because they can’t put up runs when they need to. It’s got to change soon. We can’t waste gems by our starters. Now we’re going to have to get a win out of Wade Miller if we are going to win this series. That’s unacceptable.

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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail