Cubs Blow 5-0 Lead
It’s hard not to be absolutely livid about what happened with the Cubs last night. I don’t usually do game recaps, but here is a brief one: Cubs take a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the 8th behind another fine performance by Randy Wells.
Wells gives up a homer to Garret Anderson. Then Derrek Lee drops the throw from Theriot and Martin Prado is safe at first. Wells exits and Marmol comes in. Marmol walks Jeff Francoeur, hits Greg Norton than walks Kelly Johnson to let in run number 2. Yunel Escobar hits a sac fly and it’s 5-3.
Kevin Gregg starts the bottom of the 9th on the mound for the Cubs. Gregg gets Anderson to whiff, but it’s a wild pitch and he reaches first base. After a Prado flyout, Gregg gets ahead of Francoeur 1-2, then inexplicably throws a fastball right down the plate and Francoeur crushes it for a 2-run homer. Cubs then lose in the 12th. It’s back to .500 and 2 losses in a row.
This was classic Cubs baseball. Like old school, when the Cubs are really bad, baseball.