Four home games, four straight losses. Such is life in Wrigleyville these days.
To be fair, I predicted a Latos shutout. If you look at it from that angle, the Cubs overachieved, right? OK, maybe not.
It was business as usual today as the extremely wild Carlos Zambrano gave up a Padres run in the top of the second. Despite six walks in six innings, Big Z was somehow able to keep the game within reach.
The Cubs battled back in the bottom of the sixth on RBI doubles by Byrd and Ramirez. The lead was short lived however, as the fading Sean Marshall surrendered four runs in 1/3 of an inning. The “offense” managed a meaningless run off closer Heath Bell in the ninth. Final score: 5-3.
A few bright spots from today’s game:
1) Mataeo and Cashner threw two nice innings of relief
2) Blake DeWitt was on base twice
3) The weather was pleasant
4) Nobody died
5) Nobody was arrested
6) Mike Ditka didn’t sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”
I’m afraid my glass is less than “half full” these days.