Matt Garza had a spectacular day – allowing just three hits and one walk, while striking out six over six innings – but he gave up two runs, and the Cubs didn’t score in time to get him the win. Well, they didn’t win at all, but you know what I mean.
The Cubs pulled another late-inning comeback when Bryan LaHair blasted a two-run shot in the 8th, but since the Cubs absolutely refuse to hold those kinds of leads at Miller Park, the bullpen gave it up, and then lost the game in the 10th.
The loss comes mostly courtesy of Norichika Aoki, who came into the game with no “real” homers this year (one inside-the-parker), but somehow managed to hit two today against the Cubs, including the walk-off winner. Good for him.
Given the way it ended, there isn’t too much to get excited about …