Come on Randy – Finish Strong Today Buddy!

Posted on 03 October 2009 by Lou

Randy Wells has been one of the Cubs lone bright spots during the frustrating 2009 MLB schedule.  As I’ve discussed before, he is a competitor who has been consistent and has kept the Cubs in games all season long.  He has struggled of late, so I really hope he can finish with a positive start today against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field.  He has given up 5 ER in 2 of his last 3 starts and he seems to have lost some of his control that made him so effective earlier in the year – 22 walks in his last 10 starts with at least 4 walks in 4 of those starts.  To put it in perspective, Wells had walked 3 batters in a game only twice in his 1st 16 starts of the season.  It’s pretty clear that Manager Lou Pinella has already penciled in Wells as a 4th or 5th starter for the 2010 Cubs rotation.

Wells still has a repsectable 3.18 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP, so I’m hoping he can go at least 6 innings giving up just a few runs against a weak-hitting Arizona lineup.  12-10 sounds a lot better than 11-11…

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