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Enhanced Box Score: Rockies 5, Cubs 1 – April 10, 2015

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Obviously the main story for this game is a familiar one: so many opportunities, so few runs. It’s been the story through three games for the Cubs in something of a repeat from the first couple months of last season. As we saw then, the hits with runners in scoring position tend to even out over the course of a season, and you just hope you don’t lose too many games while things are evening out. Since it’s been just three games thus far – two of them against Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn at cold, wind-blowing-in Wrigley, I’m not terribly worried about the offense just yet (at least no more than I would have been coming into the season). Today’s was the first game where the lack of production was really frustrating.

At least Anthony Rizzo had a couple hits – including a bunt against the shift WOOT WOOT – and was hit by two pitches, neither of which he swung at.

On the pitching side, I didn’t think Travis Wood was terrible. The two-run double by Tulowitzki was the really painful blow, and it wasn’t an utterly terrible pitch – up, but not quite in enough. And Tulo is good.


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Brian Schlitter, appearing after being called up from AAA Iowa to replace Justin Grimm, came into the game and immediately gave up a bomb to Justin Morneau, and then a walk and two other hits for a total of two earned runs. The sinker wasn’t doing its thing, which is a problem for many in the altitude.

The Cubs couldn’t come back.

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