The Cubs lost to the Rockies 4-3 in a familiar storyline that is getting oh-so-old. After jumping out to a 2-0 lead on a Jeff Baker single that scored Starlin Castro and on a Troy Tulowitki error on a ball hit by Geovany Soto that scored Darwin Barney, the Cubs could not figure out a way to hold onto the lead and win.
James Russell is just not getting it done in the rotation – 4 IP, 4ER on 3 home runs and 3 walks. Not good. The bullpen kept them in the game with 5 scoreless innings of relief, but the Cubs couldn’t muster another run until the 9th inning when Alfonso Soriano led off the inning with a home run.
The Cubs have now lost 3 straight and sit at 10-13 on the season, 2 games back of the Cards and Brewers for 1st place in the lowly NL Central. The Cubs are just 6-8 at the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field.