Talk about your cursed pitchers in 2009 – Randy Wells pitched 6 2/3 innings of 7-hit, 2-walk ball against one of the better hitting teams in the NL and did not allow a single earned run, but still lost. With 2 outs and 1 on in the 2nd inning, Aramis Ramirez’s fielding error allowed Orlando Hudson to reach base to preserve the inning for the Dodgers. Wells made a mistake to pitcher Randy Wolf who hit a 2-run double to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. Game over… With Wells’ sparkling 2.84 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, it is shocking to think that he has a 9-6 record.
The Cubs answered in the top of the 3rd inning after a Sam Fuld walk, a Wells sacrifice and a Ryan Theriot RBI single – their only hit of the game. But that would be the only offensive threat that the Cubs mustered against Wolf and 2 Dodgers relievers. Bad, bad, bad.
The Cubs are just 2 games over .500 now at 61-59. They are just 26-37 on the road during the 2009 MLB schedule – how does a team like this play that bad away from Wrigley Field? They trail the Cards by 7 games in the NL Central and the Rockies by 6 games in the NL Wild Card race. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Game Over!!!
We believe this will be the last post that we’ll do that focuses specifically on game action. From now on, we will give you results and how far the Cubs have fallen behind the Cardinals and the NL Wild Card leaders, but we’ll focus out attention on the future. How the Cubs will deal with the disappointing 2009 campaign, what moves could be in store in the off-season, how the new Ricketts ownership will manage the Cubs organization, etc. We hope you enjoy the new focus as our beloved Cubs fall into oblivion…