April 23rd, 2007

Teams

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Milwaukee 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 5 9 1
Chicago 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11 0
W -  C. Villanueva (1-0)   L - R. Cherry (0-1)  S – D. Turnbow
Homeruns: J. Hardy (6) P. Fielder (2) A. Ramirez (4)

Box Score


(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Another Zambrano start yields another Cubs loss. Carlos failed to get out of the 6th, this time due to high pitch count. It’s nice to see that he backed up his big mouth by bringing the A game against the Brewers. Carlos, do us all a favor and shut your yap until you can pitch like the big money guy you want to be.

This was yet another close game that the Cubs lost, bringing them to 0-5 in 1 run games and 0-3 in extra innings. It goes without saying that you have to play better than that in tight situation games and the Cubs just haven’t delivered. There is no use beating the same point to death each day. We just have to ride this funk out and wait for better days. This team will get better. I truly believe that. When you look at the Cubs expected record, it’s 11-8. We’re just not winning the tight ones. It has nothing to do with umpires like some might say. You can never blame umpires, because you shouldn’t put yourself in that situation to begin with.

Rich Hill goes tonight. Hopefully his magical season continues because we need him and Lilly to step up again.

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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