Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 8 – June 7, 2011

Another day, another loss – another 8-2 loss. And once again, the Cubs matched the Reds in hits, but somehow the Reds scored six more runs than the Cubs. I can’t be the only one who is noticing this (well, I guess we’ve all been noticing it all season long). In fact, the entire box line 2-10-1 to 8-10-0 is exactly the same as yesterday. Wonder how often that happens?

Also once again, Doug Davis had nothing after the second inning. I’m not saying there’s a definitive better option in the Cubs’ system at this point, but it might be worth giving up the ghost and letting a young kid take his knocks.

If you’re looking for a bright spot, Blake DeWitt is hitting as well as anyone right about now. He may not be the Cubs’ second baseman of the future, but at just 25, he could definitely still be a future something, especially if he’s able to play all over the diamond.

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

26 responses to “Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 8 – June 7, 2011”

  1. Mark

    Ace, nothing new about out hitting a team and losing. This happened on 2/3 of the losses last year. At least last year, we mixed in a win or two.

  2. Curt

    But Just remember it’s just the injuries were ok otherwise I was hoping for a hands on kind of owner like Cuban f Steinbrenner and what makes it worse why on earth would a top free agent want to come here this is a trainwreck that hasn’t crashed yet and we have no conductor, anyone know how many days are left in the season

    1. Bric

      Great point about the free agents. I’ve been pounding away at Hendry since the Bradley signing but perhaps Ricketts is simply looking at the bottom line. I haven’t heard of a top free agent or player interested in playing for the Cubs since Peavy and Matt Capps. Neither got the job and are very happy for that. And that may be the simplest answer as to why Jim still has a job. It’s like finally trusting somebody with your credit card because it’s already maxed out.
      Honestly, what other GM would want any part of this mess? Maybe Ricketts is leaving Hendry in the job because he knows nobody else wants it and you don’t have to worry about any ridiculous new contracts because no player wants any part of it either.

  3. Cpat

    Grabow, finally came back to the real world and got shelled! Oh wait thats always! We need a spark Fast. Even if its Brett Jackson or Trey McNutt, Doug Davis is starting to look like Russel on the mound. On the bright-side Aramis dove for a ball, showing more effort then typically

  4. deej

    Blake DeWitt… 3rd basemen of the future……?

    1. Michigan Goat

      I’m glad to see him showing up, and if he can continue to hit then he is absolutely an option at 3B after ARam is gone. I believe 3B has been called his “natural” position, but even if he doesn’t settle into a full time position he could (yes the great Cub euphemism “could”) be a quality super-sub ala Mark Derosa. I appreciate the professionalism he has showed this season. And let’s not forget his as young as some of these “kids” we are drooling over to get playing time.

  5. mark

    Ok, so I was wrong. But it’s still bad. I decided to look up how many games last year we lost but out hit or matched hits with the other team. Results: We lost 87 times last year and 36 of those loses we out hit the other team. All that tells me is that we don’t hit with men in scoring position, aren’t aggressive in base running, and love to give up leads in games. Or….we just stink.

  6. Derrick

    Doug Davis aka “The Old James Russell” He is 0-5 with a ERA north of 6 and youre telling me there isnt one not one better option pitching in the minors then this guy? If thats the case we are in a very very bad spot. Go Cubs Go!

  7. Dave

    Good news Ace, you only have 103 more of these enhanced box scores to do. And its unlikely that they will all be losses.

  8. the don

    anybody else think we should forfeit are remaining games to save the humiliation of playing WORSE than a triple A team

  9. Fishin Phil

    Who says the Cubs are inconsistent?

  10. Ian Afterbirth

    “We stinks” – Not bad but you’re gonna start running out of things to write over the score sheets, Ace. Since we all pretty much know what what the score sheets will look like for the rest of the year hows about having a contest where we get to write them in advance and we get prizes when you use one of ours?

    1. Jeff

      Having been a reader of this site for over 2 years now, I am fully confident in Ace’s ability to make up new, creative, and funny ways to describe the humility of being a die hard Cubs fan every day. Besides, even if he whiffs, the comments section provides just as much humor, sarcasm, and hopelessness as Ace and the Cubs do.