Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chris Volstad's winless streak extends to 23 games as Cubs lose 10-1 to Astros

The Cubs lost 10-1 to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.  Chris Volstad started for the Cubs and was unable to help his team and his winless streak continues at 23 games. 

Chris Volstad can't shake his winless streak of 23 games (photo from cubs.com)
Volstad allowed four runs over eight hits while striking out three batters over five innings pitched and is now 0-14 with a 5.51 ERA since his last win on July 10, 2011 when he pitched for the Marlins against the Astros.

The Cubs offense included Starlin Castro singling and scoring on a fielder's choice by Darwin Barney.

We are all aware that this is a "rebuilding year" for the Cubs, but it still isn't fun to witness the tough losses such as tonight's.

Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein said, "Sometimes you get upset not just at a loss, but when you see someone make the same mistake twice.  And at the same time it's just not the wins that make you excited.  Sometimes you see a young player make an adjustment and do something better that next time.  You see some improvement and it gets you excited."

Tomorrow the Cubs and Astros will play the rubber game of the series at 1:20pm CT.  Justin Germano will make the start for the Cubs and try for his second win of the season.

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