Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cubs shut out the Brewers, 8-0; Matt Garza one out away from pitching a complete game; Soriano steals second!

The Cubs shut out the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-0 today at Wrigley Field which prevenedt a series sweep by the Brew Crew.  Matt Garza was excellent and was one out away from pitching a complete game.  Garza allowed three hits and zero runs and walked two batters and struck out nine in 8.2 innings pitched.
Matt Garza was impressive again and shut out the Brewers at Wrigley Field today (photo from
Manager Dale Sveum sent in reliever Shawn Camp in the ninth inning with two outs and Camp was able to get the last out for the Cubs' second win of the season.  The Cubs scored six runs in a very exciting third inning.

One interesting fact is that Cubs' catcher Geovany Soto is 3-for-17 so far this season and backup catcher Steve Clevenger is 5-for-7. 

An unexpected highlight of today's game was when Alfonso Soriano stole second base in the third inning!  It had Cub fans saying to themselves, "Who was that guy and what did they do with Sori?" 

In today's game, every Cubs starting position player had at least one hit.  How often do you see that?  Let's hope the Cubs can keep it up when they play the St. Louis Cardinals for their home opener tomorrow at 2:15pm CST.  Jeff Samardzija will make his second start for the Cubs.  


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