|Bryan LaHair hit a homer onto Sheffield Avenue in the second inning (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
|Starter Chris Volstad collects his thoughts Monday night after allowing a solo home run to Rickie Weeks in the third inning. (Scott Strazzante/Tribune photo)|
The Cubs threatened to tie the game in the ninth, scoring twice to make it a two-run game and putting runners at second and third with one out, but came up short.
Tonight was former Cubs' third baseman Aramis Ramirez's first time back at Wrigley Field since being traded to the Brewers. He received cheers and boos from the crowd. "It's different," Ramirez said. "I spent most of the time in my career, almost nine years, here, on the other side. Being in the visitor's clubhouse is a little weird."
Cubs manager Dale Sveum was also facing his former team tonight. Sveum was on the Brewers coaching staff for six seasons, including the last three as the hitting coach, before accepting the Cubs manager position last November. The nice part was that he was able to take over the scouting report. "I did most of it, to tell you the truth," Sveum said Monday. "It was pretty easy to go over the scouting report and I might have given some people a series off that way. I was able to handle the whole deal."
The Cubs and Brewers will play game 2 of the 4 game series tomorrow night at 7:05pm at Wrigley Field, where Paul Maholm will make his first start for the Cubs since being acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates during the offseason.