Garza Falls to 0-2 with 5-0 Loss to Rockies at Coors Field – Wrigley Field 4/16/11

Posted on 16 April 2011 by Lou

Matt Garza fell to 0-2 as the Cubs dropped the opener to the Rockies 5-0.  It’s crazy how one swing of the bat can change a game.  Chris Iannetta tripled with the bases loaded and one out in the 2nd inning and then scored on Satrlin Castro’s fielding error.  And just like that, the Rockies took a 4-0 lead and never looked back.  It was their 8th straight win.  Garza ended up giving up 5 ER on 7 hits and 2 walks with 5 K’s.  He now has a 1.71 season WHIP and a 6.27 season ERA – not what the Cubs expected when they traded 4 high level prospects for the big righty.

The Cubs offense was just as much to blame for the loss.  The Cubs managed just 6 hits against Jhoulys Chacin who tossed his 1st career complete game shutout.  Aramis Ramirez had 3 of the team’s hits, but the top 3 in the order – Starlin Castro, Darwin Barney, Marlon Byrd – who had been so hot all season long went a combined 0 for 11.  Ouch.

Casey Coleman makes his 2nd start in place of Randy Wells tonight against the Rockies at Coors Field.

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