On Friday night, the Cubs lost to the Dodgers 9-7. Ted Lilly had one of his worst starts of the season — 3 2/3 innings, 7 hits, 7 runs (5 earned), 2 walks. Although the Cubs racked up 11 hits and made it interesting in the end, they still lost. Marlon Byrd stroked 4 hits and had 3 RBI’s. Aramis Ramirez had 3 hits , 1 RBI and 2 runs scored and he is finally over the Mendoza line @ .204.
On Saturday afternoon on FOX, the Cubs bounced back with a 7-3 win behind a strong outing from Tom Gorzelanny. Gorzelanny picked up his 4th win of the season, going 6 innings and giving up just 1 ER on 6 hits with 7 K’s. He now has a 3.16 season ERA – not too shabby. Geovany Soto paced the Cubs offense with 3 hits and 3 RBI’s. Starlin Castro, Aramis Ramirez and Derrek Lee each had 2 hits in the win.
We’ll have more on Sunday’s loss on Monday, but it is not looking good – down 7-0 in the 8th inning. Vincent Padilla no-hit the Cubs until Castro doubled to lead off the 6th inning.