The Shark pitched well enough to win, but the Cubs just couldn't get their offense going. Manager Dale Sveum said, "The bottom line is we're not getting anything going with the bats." He reminded his young team to try to have some fun and said, "You have to go out and play like it's Little League."
Samardzija ended the Cubs seventh inning by striking out and immediately broke his bat over his knee to vent his frustration. "It just felt good to snap it like a toothpick," he said. Samardzija apparently did the same thing when he was eliminated in the bunting tournament during Spring Training.
|Jeff Samardzija broke his bat in frustration after striking out to end the Cubs seventh inning in San Diego on Wednesday (photo from cubs.com)|
This was a horrible roadtrip for the Cubs in the Golden state. They were 0-10 in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
Tomorrow the Cubs return to Wrigley Field to start a four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. Chris Volstad will start Thursday's game at 7:05pm CT and try to earn that elusive first win of the season. The good news is that Volstad's last outing in Los Angeles was his best one of the season, but it was unfortunate he was matched up against Clayton Kershaw and the Cubs weren't able to come through with their offense.