Enhanced Box Score: Yankees 4, Cubs 3 – June 18, 2011

Losing by a run is usually enough to get under my skin. But my skin stays a little tighter when the Cubs allow *twenty-one* base-runners and give up just four runs. I’m not sure whether to cry, or laugh at the Yankees for playing like the Cubs.

I suppose, given that the Yankees still won, I’ll choose the former.

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

23 responses to “Enhanced Box Score: Yankees 4, Cubs 3 – June 18, 2011”

  1. Dan0mite

    Will the Cubs ever win 3 in a row?

  2. Hogie

    I hate to complain about a one run loss to the Yankees where the Cubs were out hit and out pitched, but there were a couple of times where we gave up a great chance to win this game. A couple of questions I would like to ask…

    Was it Pena who decided to run on the shallow pop fly, or was he sent? If he was sent, then I would like to punch DeJejus in the neck and tell him to learn his personel. Pena is stupid slow.

    Second, are there other major league catchers batting .220 something that have never in there pro career laid a sac bunt down?

    It is the Yankees, and a 4-3 loss is a lot better than what I would have guessed the score to be between these teams, but I guess I just was REALLY wanting this one, and to have it be so close stings.

    1. awesome

      and if it was Pena who decided to run?

      1. Hogie

        Two neck punches and a rake to the eyes.

      2. Ian Afterbirth

        I really don’t think Pena is that dumb – but then I have a man crush on him…

  3. Toosh

    29 walks in 39 innings.

  4. TWC

    That’s why I love this site. SOMEONE listens to the goofy things that I say.

    Seriously, Samardzija looked positively 2009-ish today. Lame.

    And, for what it’s worth, never winning more than two in a row isn’t a bad thing. As long as you never lose more than one in a row.

    1. Ian Afterbirth

      I for one NEVER read your comments.

  5. Cubswin0480

    Anyone see the fight after the game?….not cool. From what I saw, the Cubs fan got some pretty good licks in!!

    1. Dan0mite

      No. Was it in the stands?

  6. Fishin Phil

    And why the hell would you let Dempster lead off an inning when he has already thrown over 100 pitches and been struggling all day??

  7. al

    dejesus is a jackwagon….

  8. PFK

    The key moment in the game was Pena’s I’ll fated attemp to score on the very shallow liner to left. Seeing how shallow it was I was stunned to see Pena try to score. Whether he was sent or it was his own decision, it was dumb either way. What really gets me, is that none of the Cubs beat writers probed why Pena tried to score. I long for the days of Jerome Holtzman, he never would have let that pass.

    1. PFK

      Oops, retraction of the above…in reading Toni Ginnetti’s column, it’s clear Pena went on his own. Playing aggressive is good but dumb aggression is not better than no aggression. Playing smart doesn’t mean you aren’t aggressive. Campana would have had a hard time scoring on that play. That said, when the season is basically over and you have nothing to lose, might as well take a chance. And a major collision like that does tend to get guys fired up. So, have I gone full circle on my opinion? Yep. Fun to begin the post with a rant and the retract it as I write. Just another psycho Cub fan – jazzed one minute – depressed the next. Nothing that a little alcohol won’t cure.

  9. Michigan Goat

    Happy Fathers Day to all BN Dads, I hope you have a great day with your kids and if your lucky baseball will involved. I get to spend the day with my kid at the local A-ball stadium (it’s just the Tigers, but it is baseball) enjoy the day

    1. Ian Afterbirth

      You’re a lucky son-of-a-gun!
      My son is 350 miles away…..

      1. VanSlaw

        Dad?

      2. Ian Afterbirth

        My son is a Fukodome fan (I don’t know why – he’s 5), not a Vance Law fan you imposter you!

        1. VanSlaw

          Okay, just checking. The pic had me thinking I would have to call mom and arrange an intervention.

  10. Roughriider

    I too don’t understand having Dempster batting lead off after throwing 100 + pitches. I don’t understand Pena running on a short fly ball. And most of all I don’t understand not bunting with a runner on first no one out and down by one run in the 9th. Especially with Soto. He’s never bunted in his proffesional career? why not ? He’s a home grown player. Don’t the Cubs teach, ever ? If he couldn’t bunt why not let Zambrano bunt and but Hill in in the next inning if they needed a catcher. You don’t know what might have happened but from my perspective the managing and coaching eliminated any good chance of winning.