The game got off to a good start when David DeJesus hit a home run on the first pitch thrown to him which put the Cubs on the board right off the bat. There was a little scare when DeJesus and Brett Jackson collided while both were diving to catch a line drive ball in the bottom of the first inning, but thankfully, neither player was hurt.
|David DeJesus is congratulated by Luis Valbuena after leading off Wednesday's game against the Brewers with a home run (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
|Outfielders David DeJesus and Brett Jackson collided in the first inning against the Brewers (photo from Chicago Tribune)|
Travis Wood started for the Cubs and allowed three runs on six hits while walking one batter and striking out six over seven innings pitched. Wood pitched well for the most part, but was outpitched by Yovani Gallardo and ended up with his seventh straight loss.
|Travis Wood started for the Cubs against the Brewers on Wednesday (photo from cubs.com)|
Sveum also said that the young players are almost afraid of making mistakes, which is what's hurting the team. However, the team isn't hanging their heads, which is good.
Tomorrow the Cubs have an off day before starting a 10-game homestand at Wrigley Field, beginning on Friday against the Colorado Rockies at 1:20pm CT. Jeff Samardzija will start for the Cubs and try to earn his ninth win of the season and end the team's losing streak.