It’s very hard not to be reactionary after a game like that. I get that these games will happen. I get that, after giving up 16 hits (even if they were all singles), the Cubs probably should have lost this one. I get that it’s only three games. I get that it was the first series of the year. But you just can’t, can’t, can’t lose series to the Pirates. Some *year* this has to stop.

Starlin Castro is absolutely becoming a force at the plate, but he still makes some youthful mistakes. Matt Garza had one of the strangest performances you’ll see. Carlos Marmol did what Carlos Marmol will sometimes do. Tyler Colvin and Geovany Soto combined for a sweet (face-punching) double play. And when will you see another two-RBI infield single to win a game? Nevertheless, none of those feats get today’s enhancement…




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