Donn Roach made his second career start, pitching in place of Wada last night. It was peppered with good things and bad things, as per usual for the Cubs. For some reason this Cardinals team just can’t be beat, as they are the first team to 50 wins this season.
Donn Roach hit an RBI single that wound up being the Cubs’ only run on the night. Nobody was injured! Fun Fact: On Saturday, Roach became the 1,999th player to appear in a game for the Cubs.
Double plays. So many double plays. It seems like no matter where the Cubs put the ball, a defender was there. There were some good rips but there was better defense. Our defense looked a tad shaky, especially in the center field region. Fowler seems to be favoring his ankle still, and it was especially evident while he was tracking the balls hit to him. The offense has been struggling mightily in the last four games, and consequently they’ve lost their last four games.
Michael Wacha (AKA Adam Wainwright, Jr.) became the second NL starter to reach double-digit wins, even though he took a liner off the quadriceps (good try, Starlin). Even though the Cubs are struggling right now, they will bounce back. They have been bouncing back all season, and doing it in style. It’s just too bad they have to slump against St. Louis when they should be gaining ground on them. But have no fear, Bryant, Rizzo, and Russell will break out, our pitching will line up (Neil Ramirez is rumored to be reinstated today), and the W flag will wave again soon.