Matt Garza Dominates in 8-0 Win Over Brewers as Cubs Avoid Sweep – Wrigley Field 4/12/12

Posted on 12 April 2012 by Lou

Matt Garza was dominant in the Cubs 8-0 win over the Brewers today at Wrigley Field.  Garza should have even had a complete game shutout if he hadn’t thrown the ball into the stands on Aoki’s come-backer with 2 outs in the 9th inning.  That was his 119th pitch and Manager Dale Sveum decided it was time to pull the righty.  Garza ended up going 8 2/3 innings, scattering 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 9.  The Cubs have had some great starting pitching efforts so far this season from Ryan Dempster, Garza and Jeff Samardzija.  Now if they could just get some consistent hitting, they might be able to string some wins together here.

The big inning for the Cubs came in the 3rd when they rocked Zach Greinke for 6 hits in 7 batters scoring 6 runs.  Steve Clevenger had 2 doubles, a single and scored 2 runs.  David DeJesus, Starlin Castro and Ian Stewart each had 2 hits. Castro and Alfonso Soriano each had 2 RBI’s.

The 2-5 start was not exactly what the Cubs wanted, but it is what it is, and now they need to get off to a better start on the road with games against the Cardinals in St. Louis and the Marlins in Miami…

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