Wood allowed seven hits on eight runs and also walked two and struck out two batters over five innings pitched. They hit every pitch I had," said Wood. "I was on a roll (for three games) and now I'm on the other side of it," he said. "It's nice I (had the three good ones) because the confidence is still there."
|Travis Wood started for the Cubs against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday (Getty Images photo)|
|Anthony Rizzo is congratulated after hitting a 2-run homer in the first inning against the Cardinals (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
|#10 flags fly above Wrigley Field's roof to celebrate Ron Santo (photo from @M_Montemurro on Twitter)|
|Cubs players click their heels as they take the field on Friday in honor of Ron Santo's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame (photo from cubs.com)|
Right handed pitcher Randy Wells, who was put on the 7-day disabled list last week by the Iowa Cubs, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday in Chicago. He will most likely be out for the rest of the season. Wells cleared waivers in June after he was designated for assignment and would have been an option to rejoin the Cubs rotation if Garza or Dempster were traded. Personally, I hope Wells has a full and quick recovery and wish him the best.
Tomorrow the Cubs and Cards will play the second game of the series at 12:05pm CT at Wrigley Field. Jeff Samardzija will start for the Cubs and try for his eighth win of the season.