The Gist: Game 28

11:01 PM | Comments (0) | by The Hundley

Brewers 10 - Cubs 7

Selfishly, I went into this game hoping that Jason Marquis would pitch a gem. That result would be beneficial for us two-fold: first, it would mean that we'd most likely win the game and secondly, it would keep raising Marquis' trade value. A win/win situation. Not tonight.

Even with career Cub-killer Ben Sheets having an off night (Christ! He walked 7 batters in 5 innings!), we still couldn't get it done. The ten run output by the Brewers was bad enough, but with as many baserunners and hits that they had throughout the game, this one could have been worse. The Cub staff had a collective WHIP of 2.33 and allowed a shocking 23 baserunners. Mike Cameron came back from a 25 game suspension in a big way, going 3 for 5 with two RBI and a walk. Results of his piss test were not available at time of publishing. That's now 4 losses in our last 5.

Thunderwatch: 1 hit, 1 run scored, 1 broken bat. If he ever needed "Slumpbuster", it is now. Damn, I better get to work on that...

Up next: tomorrow at 7 CST, Dempster (3-0, 2.90 ERA) against Jeff Suppan (1-0, 3.48 ERA).

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