The Cubs scored early, and Starlin Castro gave the Cubs a 3-2 lead on a two-run double with no one out in the third. Anthony Rizzo followed with a walk. But immediately thereafter, the Cubs left Castro and Rizzo stranded. Two on, none out, and no runs scored. That’ll usually bite you later. And it did.
After that, Ricky Nolasco started mowing the Cubs down. They teased in the 8th when – who else – Castro and Rizzo got on, but each of Alfonso Soriano and Scott Hairston flied out to left (against a lefty).
All in all, you don’t hate taking three of four in Miami, but here’s the thing about the loss …