Jeff Samardzija turned in yet another great performance, allowing just a couple earned runs, seven hits (no walks), and striking out ten in seven innings. Mike Fiers was slightly better (or the Cubs’ bats were worse than the Brewers’), and the Cubs lost. Rabble.
The biggest moment came in the top of the 7th when, for about two minutes, Darwin Barney’s errorless streak had ended (in a tie with David Eckstein for the NL second base record) when he threw the ball away at third base. Except he didn’t throw it away – he threw it right to Luis Valbuena, who simply missed it. Fortunately, the scorekeeper corrected his mistake, leaving Barney without a mistake, and the NL record is now his. Hooray.