I could see it coming from a mile away, The Cubs actually had a few things going for them coming into this game. The White Sox had been struggling, playing terribly at home, Gavin Floyd had given up about 5,000 home runs per start and so you thought the Cubs could win the BP cup. So of course Floyd pitched a 4 hitter and shut the Cubs out thru 6 and a third.
Randy Wells struggled with command, walks killed him, he had 4 in 3.2 innings. When you walk a guy who is hitting .190 in Eduardo Escobar to lead off an inning, it usually doesn’t turn out good. Every Single RBI the White Sox had was hit to the opposite field. Most weren’t hit all that hard. Konerko, Ramirez and Beckham all had bloop hits to right that fell for an RBI. Even Beckham’s three run homer wasn’t hit all the hard but sneaked over the right field wall.
The Cubs had 2 lead off extra base hits and couldn’t get them in. David DeJesus got a lead off double and as far as he went was third but by that time there were 2 outs and he was stranded. Castro led off the 6th with a triple and for the second straight game the Cubs couldn’t get a lead off triple into score. It’s really pathetic but it has been pathetic all year so at least they are consistent.
DeJesus will be playing center for the foreseeable future, even with LaHair back at first the still stick DeJesus in center. Most likely meaning when Rizzo comes up next week, they plan on playing LaHair in right regularly.
The game was a pretty tough watch, not a lot of hits, poor pitching and all those bloop hits fell for the Sox. Starting Friday the Cubs play the Diamondbacks who have averaged 10 runs the last three games so the offense will need to pick