Matt Garza had one bad inning, which took his otherwise dominant outing and made it a mere quality start. He loaded the bases on singles, and then barely missed his spot, walking in a run. The other run scored on a subsequent grounder, on which the Cubs couldn’t quite turn two.

The Cubs’ bats played like they were stuck in 1912 (sorry for the cheap throwback joke), and David DeJesus’s homer accounted for the only run. DeJesus, you’ll note, was batting third. At least Tony Campana keeps doing what Tony Campana does…

  • @cubsfantroy

    I kind of hope they keep Camp and not trade him. They can use his veteran presence in the bullpen and he has been a heck of a pitcher thus far coming out of the bullpen.

    • Njriv

      I kind of agree, I don’t think you would get anything back with that much value in return anyway.

  • http://It'searly Mike F

    This is one of those games that the box score just doesn’t tell the story. The line-up is shameful and how Ricketts failed to clean house will always be one of the great mysteries of this veil of tears. No man is more responsible for the absolute disgrace the condition of the organization is in than Crane Kenney. He is an ass who escapes by being untruthful and to think he’s still in the thick of things including the draftee interviews recently.

    The Cubs are a long way away, even longer than I thought, when Alfsono makes a play like the one in the 6th, then the play by a journeyman guy at 3rd, there is very little redeeming quality in a team that can’t hit and can’t field. As soon as we back up the truck for the start pitching, release Alfonso and let the losing begin in earnest. Hopefully the sooner we bottom the quicker we bounce and this an absolutely horrid everyday line-up.

    • Njriv

      Don’t worry, after the draft the cleaning house will begin.

  • Leroy K.

    Does anyone know where I can find one of these jerseys/caps for sale?

  • Big Joe

    100 loss season. Book it.

    • Eric

      I hope so, would really like the #1 pick next year. I really wanted to keep Garza and spend big in FA this offseason but at this point I want them to sell off Garza and Demp, Camp, and whoever else has good value and just do a total rebuild. Keep only the very promising young guys. Let’s rebuild around guys like castro, shark, and rizzo and add whatever great guys we can get for Garza to that mix. The only reason I say keep Shark even though he is 27, is that he has very little usage on his arm so he should be a strong ace for the next 5+ years.

      • Kyle

        The problem is to reach those depths, we would have to have disappointing seasons from important longterm guys.

    • ry34

      You are so right Big Joe. I am predicting around 110.

  • MichiganGoat

    At least the bullpen was solid.

  • Jeremy

    Garza pitched quite well and got zero run support which is a shame.

  • JoeCub

    Hopefully Marmol can keep it up & possibly get moved at the deadline.