Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cubs lose 5-1 to the Cards today, but still win the series; Jason Alexander at Wrigley; Cubs Bricks and Ivy Ball tonight

The Cubs lost 5-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals at a soggy Wrigley Field today, but they still win the series.  After a 15 minute rain delay, Cubs starter Chris Volstad ended up getting his third loss this season after giving up four runs on six hits during the six innings he pitched.

Volstad gave up an RBI single to Matt Carpenter in the third inning to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  Then Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair the tied the game with his fourth home run of the season.  But the Cardinals regained the lead in the sixth on an RBI double by Carlos Beltran and a two-run home run by David Freese.

It was definitely a letdown after the Cubs just had back-to-back walk-off wins on Monday and Tuesday against the Cards at Wrigley for the first time since July 26-27, 1961.  But we'll definitely take the series win against the World Champions.

I was at today's game and below are some of my photos from the game:

Actor Jason Alexander (George Costanza from "Seinfeld") threw out the first pitch today

Jason Alexander in action
Joe Mather hands Jason Alexander his first pitch ball
Starter Chris Volstad in action

Second baseman Darwin Barney behind Volstad

Third baseman Ian Stewart
One event I wish I was going to is the Cubs Bricks and Ivy Ball, which is tonight at Navy Pier.  The second annual fundraiser will feature dinner, music, and silent and live auctions, as well as a chance to mingle with Cubs players, coaching staff, owners and front office management.  Proceeds will benefit Chicago Cubs Charities.

The Cubs have an off-day Thursday and will travel to Philadelphia to play a four-game series against the Phillies starting Friday at 6:05pm CST, where Paul Maholm will start for the Cubs.

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