Randy Wells made his first start of the season and ended up with a no-decision. He gave up just two runs over five innings. Unfortunately, the Cubs' offense couldn’t score more than twice in today's game to win the series.
Wells was pitching in place of Ryan Dempster, who was put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad. Wells started the 2012 season at Triple-A Iowa, after competing for a spot in the Cubs' starting rotation.
"It's always tough to watch your teammates on TV, but we were down there [with Iowa] and it was what had to happen and you can't sit there and dwell on it," Wells said. "You have to do what you can do down there to help your team win. It's good to be back up. The circumstances are rough. Hopefully I can pitch better the next time out and we'll see what happens."
|Randy Wells made his first start of the season today in place of Ryan Dempster, who is on the DL|
The Cubs had one scare in the seventh inning when Starlin Castro was hit on his left elbow by Cueto's pitch. “I felt like it broke my whole arm the first time he hit me,” Castro said. “But after I lay down [on the dirt] and ran the bases, the hurt was gone and I felt pretty good.”
|Starlin Castro receives applause after he recovers from being hit in the elbow during the seventh inning|
|It was a chilly but beautiful day for Cubs baseball today|