Cubs Lose 5-2; Drop 3 of 4 to Mets @ CITI Field in New York

Posted on 23 April 2010 by Lou

How much worse can it get?  During the last 7 games, the Cubs played 2 of the worst teams in the National League (the 1-8 Houston Astros and the 4-8 New York Mets).  How did they fare?  Not good – they dropped 2 of 3 to the Astros at Wrigley Field and then 3 of 4 to the Mets at CITI Field.  The Cubs are now 6-10 overall, they trail the 1st place St. Louis Cardinals by 4.5 games in the NL Central already, and they have to play the red-hot Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee this weekend.  Ouch.

The Cubs managed to score just 3 runs in the 3 losses against the Mets in NY.  They are going to need to step up their offensive game if they expect to get back on track in Milwaukee. In Thursday night’s 5-2 loss, Tom Gorzelanny turned in another solid outing.  He did not allow a hit until the 5th inning and got into trouble in the 6th inning in which he allowed 2 earned runs.  Mike Fontenot’s error on a groundball that should have ended the inning allowed 2 more unearned runs to score.  Overall, Gorzelanny has a 1.07 WHIP and a 2.40 ERA in 3 starts.  And while the offense did have 10 hits in the game, they never came through with any clutch hits that could have turned the game around.  Same old story, just a different night.

Ryan Dempster takes the hill against Jeff Suppan and the Brewers on Friday night.  Ted Lilly will make his 1st start of the 2010 on Saturday night against Doug Davis.  The Sunday afternoon series finale will feature Randy Wells against Dave Bush.  The match-ups work in favor of the Cubs, so let’s hope some positive things happen in Milwaukee this weekend…

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