Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cubs lose 8-2 to Brewers; Carlos Marmol to DL; Casey Coleman called up

The Cubs put reliever Carlos Marmol on the 15-day disabled list after he left last night's game with a strained right hamstring.  In a corresponding move, pitcher Casey Coleman was called up from Triple-A Iowa (but technically he flew in today from Fresno, CA, where the Iowa Cubs were on the road).

Chris Volstad started for the Cubs and had his best start of the season so far when he held the Brewers to just four hits.  Volstad fell apart in the sixth inning when he allowed five runs.  The Cubs ended up losing 8-2 to the Brewers.

Cubs starter Chris Volstad had a strong outing until the sixth inning against the Brewers (photo from
Highlights from today included when David DeJesus doubled to lead off the game against Shaun Marcum and scored one batter later when Starlin Castro hit into a double play. Also, rookie Adrian Cardenas doubled to lead off the eighth inning for his first Major League hit.  He then scored one out later on Tony Campana's double.

I'm sure both teams were still tired from last night's crazy 13-inning game.  Cubs manager Dale Sveum said, "That was a crazy game, no doubt about it, for both teams.  It was a 13-inning game, but for both teams to completely use every (almost) every player....there's not too many games you see 50 guys used. Not all 50, but every bench and bullpen guy used."

Tomorrow the Cubs and Brewers will play the last game of this series at 1:10pm CT in Milwaukee.  Jeff Samardzija is scheduled to start for the Cubs.

No comments:

Post a Comment