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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 5 – April 25, 2014

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Probably didn’t bunt enough.

The Cubs dropped the series opener in Milwaukee, as the offense couldn’t really muster much of anything – they struck out 12 times, against just one walk. Junior Lake had a rough night, missing a ball in left that led to a couple runs, and striking out twice in three at bats. He also Bo Jackson’d a bat over his knee after one of the strikeouts.


Carlos Villanueva continued doing what he’s been doing this year: pounding the strike zone for five innings, but getting hit frequently and hard. I don’t know that he’s been quite as bad as his stats have shown, but I think he’ll fare better once he heads back to the bullpen.

Speaking of the pen, Neil Ramirez made his debut, throwing a scoreless inning and looking pretty good in the process. He walked one (with some borderline calls), and struck out Ryan Braun swinging on a nice high and tight fastball that looked to be running in on the hands. He flashed 95/96 with the fastball, and threw a pretty crisp slider.

Wesley Wright cleaned up the final two innings, and may have settled into his role as the mop-up guy (for whatever reason).


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Brett Taylor

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