It’s a sweep!
Matt Garza had some good stuff today, but he also nibbled around the outside of the zone a bit, which drove up his pitch count early, despite giving up no runs. All in all, it was a great outing – don’t get me wrong – he just had the stuff today to throw a shutout. Would’ve liked to have seen it.
The Cubs didn’t get a hit after Trevor Cahill left the game, but they’d gotten all they needed, thanks in large part to a Darwin Barney homer. Shawn Camp saw his scoreless inning streak come to an end on an Aaron Hill homer, but that was all the Cubs’ pitchers gave up (even though Carlos Marmol did the Carlos Marmol thing in the 9th).
Here’s something amazing about Carlos Marmol’s 10 saves this year, which have come in bunches of late…