While Manager Mike Quade may have been confused about how to classify this win (First game of a series? Sweep? No Mike, it was actually a continuation of a series you lost 2-1), it was still a win and an impressive one at that. Aramis and Carlos provided much needed middle of the line-up punch and the Cubs beat the Rockies 7-3.
Tonight the Cubs tried to salvage the series against the Royals but it was all for naught. The loss puts the Cubs at 31 wins and 46 losses, 15 games below .500. This is far below my worst nightmare but unfortunately it is what it is.
The Cubs continue to struggle in the basepaths, with Reed Johnson running into an out at home early Saturday night. That lost run wound up to be the difference in the game, as the Cubs fell to the Royals 3-2.