Jason Berken crumbled this time around, though the bullpen – a couple innings each by Lendy Castillo and Michael Bowden – was solid. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the latter in the pen next year, and the former stretching out as a starter somewhere in the minors. The lack of scoring by the Cubs wasn’t totally the product of using bench guys – Welington Castillo was the only regular to get a hit. The other four hits came from Dave Sappelt (2), Joe Mather (1), and Josh Vitters (!).

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