Enhanced Box Score: Giants 7, Cubs 6 – April 11, 2013

Stop. Losing. Frustratingly.

Once again, Scott Feldman flashed tantalizing stuff – he had great movement on all of his pitches, and he was really using a comeback two-seamer very effectively – but once again he was all over the place. It wasn’t an easy day to pitch, and his defense didn’t help him much, but he’s going to have to figure out how to better harness his quality stuff. And, once again, he didn’t even make it five innings.

The Cubs went out to an early lead, only to blow it immediately thanks to bad defense, mental mistakes, and pitching gaffes. They did make sure to tease us late, though, as they are wont to do.

The real kick in the grapes, though …

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Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

96 responses to “Enhanced Box Score: Giants 7, Cubs 6 – April 11, 2013”

  1. Westbound Willie

    Sound like a reach.

    Baez is batting .154 and has as many errors as hits.

    1. Kyle

      After tonight, that’s down to .133.

      1. Westbound Willie

        His fielding percentage or batting average?

  2. DReese

    Am I the only one concerned about Castro and his 3 errors?! I did not see the game today so I dont know how bad his error was but this is kinda crazy.

    1. @cubsfantroy

      I’m not worried about his errors. In this weather, they’re going to happen.

  3. Derrick The Voice of Reason

    9 games and Cubs fans wanna trade Castro makes perfect sense. Sure lets bring up a Baez since he’s guaranteed to hit 30hr & knock in100rbi.

  4. LoneStarCub

    This is pretty funny, though you guys might get a kick out of this…

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mrloganrhoades/how-to-survive-a-cub-attack

  5. DCF

    Can somebody please explain to me why Feldman was yanked After 4 innings? He wasn’t great, but it vogelsong really wasn’t better. Plus the weather, the defensive errors , the red hot opposing team and most of all, the alternatives the Cubs bullpen has to offer. I just don’t get it.

  6. Spencer

    Greinke broke his collarbone from that brawl tonight. Insane.

    1. someday...2015?

      Greinke better not throw at Soler when he gets to the show or he might end up in a body cast. All jokes aside though, that was a nasty brawl and it really sets a bad example for young baseball players across the world.

  7. Mike Taylor (no relation)

    Maybe the Rockies can trade Harang back to the Dodgers! Ha, ha!

  8. TakingWrigleyToSaoPaulo

    That was one of the most frustrating games to watch. Thought the Cubs looked very good through 3 innings. Good at bats (patient apperances) and good pitching (Feldman made some pitches to get out of jams).

    Starlin has to come up with that ball. It forced feldman to make a ton more pitches in an already stressful inning and completely changed the momentum of the game. The Giants were great at keeping their foot on th gas when they had things going.

    Like how the Cuvs kept fighting but again Starlins at bat in the 9th was brutal. Looked like he was trying to be the hero and make up for the error.

    Going to be tough today against Cain.

  9. Gergő

    I like Rizzo as a defender but he tends to drift way to far to his right trying to make a play.

  10. Voice of Reason

    Teams that lose 100 games are very frustrating to watch. And, they do all sorts of stupid things that lead to the 100 loses. You can dissect it however you want, but the bottom line is it’s a bad team that is packed with average to below average players.

    It’s a waiting game for the young talent to arrive from the minors. PLEASE HURRY!