Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Paul Maholm doesn't fare well in his first start; Cubs lose 7-4 to the masked Brew Crew

The Cubs lost 7-4 to the Milwaukee Brewers at a chilly Wrigley Field tonight.  Most of the Brew Crew was wearing matching balaclavas/face masks during the game.  I understand that it was a cold night, but the masks just made them look wimpy. 

Left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm had his first start for the Cubs and didn't do well.  He gave up five runs in the first inning, including a three-run homer by Alex Gonzalez.  He also hit two batters and walked two in the inning.  The Cubs weren't able to recover from the rough first inning.

Paul Maholm didn't fare well in his first start for the Cubs tonight (photo from cubs.com)
On the bright side, Geovany Soto hit his first home run of the season in the ninth inning and Alfonso Soriano was 2 for 4 with two RBI.  

The Cubs will play game 3 of 4 against the Brewers tomorrow at 1:20pm at Wrigley Field.  Ryan Dempster will start for the Cubs in his second start of the season.  Let's hope he can pitch as well as he did on Opening Day!

On another note, Tom and Laura Ricketts hosted a luncheon at Wrigley Field today where more than $1 million in grants was given to Chicago area non-profits through Cubs Care and Chicago Cubs Charities.

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