Carlos Villanueva heard the pre-game chatter about a six-man rotation and rebelled. To wit, he gave up 12 hits and 7 earned runs in 5 innings of work, as he was leaving far too many meatballs up in the zone. To his credit, his K/BB ratio for the game was so good that it will break your calculator.
The Cubs’ bats were stymied by … Jeff Francis? Uh, ok. By the time the Cubs did their Teaser Rally thing, the game was already out of hand (thanks in no small part to another rough Shawn Camp relief appearance – every time I see him struggle I think of Dale Sveum calling him a “rubber arm” last year, and trotting him out there every single day).
Oh, well, not everyone was stymied …