Rough Start This Afternoon for Cubs @ Wrigley – Lilly, Cubs Down 4-0 after 1st Inning

Posted on 19 June 2010 by Lou

The Cubs were hoping that Ted Lilly would be able to come close to duplicating his 8 no-hit scoreless innings from last Sunday against the White Sox.  Instead, Lilly didn’t even make it past the 1st batter before Howie Kendrick crushed a home run off Lilly to deep right field for the 1st hit and run of the game.  That seemed to throw Lilly off his game – he gave up back-to-back singles to Kevin Frandsen and Bobby Abreu.  Lilly got Torii Hunter on a K, but then he walked Mike Napoli to load the bases.  And then Juan Rivera made him pay with a bases-clearing double that gave the Angels a 4-0 lead.  Not good.

The Cubs went quietly in the 1st inning against Jered Weaver with 2 groundouts and a strikeout. Even worse.

Can we just end the season now?!

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