Randy Wells likes pitching against the Brewers in Miller Park in Milwaukee. Wells made his major league debut against the Brewers back on May 8th and pitched 5 scoreless innings giving up just 5 hits and 2 walks. Although he got a no decision in that start, and took the loss in 3 of his first 7 starts without getting a win, Wells has been one of the Cubs most consistent pitchers all season long. He picked up his 11th win of the season by beating the Brewers 7-2 on Tuesday night. Wells regained his control after walking 5 Brewers in last week’s 7-4 loss at Wrigley Field. Wells did not walk a single batter in 6 innings, and he gave up just 1 run on 7 hits in a solid outing. The lone run scored on a solo home run by Prince Fielder. Wells has a 3.00 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP and looks to have solidified a spot as a starter in the Cubs 2010 starting rotation. He has held the opposition to just 2 ER or less in 17 of his 25 starts – pretty damn good.
On the offensive side, Derrek Lee just keeps on hitting. Lee hit another HR – his 35th of the season – and with 2 more RBI’s, he set a career high with 109 RBI’s on the season. Lee’s average well above .300 now at .310 and he has put together a solid individual season despite the daily turmoil in the Cubs locker room on a daily basis.
Esmailin Caridad also pitched a scoreless inning of relief. Caridad gave up 1 hit and struck out 1 Brewers batter.
The Cubs have now won 3 straight and look to sweep the Brewers with Jeff Samardzija making a spot start for Ted Lilly (left shoulder tendinitis) in the series finale on Wednesday night.