Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cubs lose game 2 to the Cardinals, 5-1 on a rainy Saturday in St. Louis

The Cubs lost game 2 today of the 3 game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-1 after a rain delay.  Chris Volstad was the starting pitcher for the Cubs and threw 101 pitches which was the first time he’s gone over 100 pitches since July 22, 2011 against the New York Mets.  He also gave up more than three runs for the first time since August 19th.

Chris Volstad pitched well enough to win, but didn't get enough run support (photo from
One of the bright spots of the team so far this year is David DeJesus, who is excelling at his job as the Cubs' leadoff man.  He's 7-for-17 (.412) with a .556 on-base percentage and has scored seven runs since Tuesday.  He also has a six-game hitting streak. 

Tomorrow, the Cubs will play the Cardinals in the rubber game of the series at 1:15pm CST, where Paul Maholm will try to earn his first Cubs' win.

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