Road Skid Continues with 3-2 Loss to Giants in Sweep at Pac Bell – Wrigley Field 6/4/12

Posted on 04 June 2012 by Lou

The Giants beat the Cubs 3-2 on Monday afternoon, extending the Cubs road losing streak to 11 games.  It is their longest road losing streak since 1954 – ouch! Jeff Samardzija had a rare bad performance, lasting just 5 innings.  He walked 5 batters – a season high – but he kept his team in the game with clutch pitching with runners on base.  He allowed just 2 ER even though he permitted 12 runners to reach base in his short outing.

Carlos Marmol took the loss when he gave up 2 walks and a line drive single of his back in the pivotal 7th inning.  With the bases loaded and nobody out, Marmol induced a double play, but the winning run still scored.

The Cubs never scored a run in more than 1 inning during the series against the Giants in San Francisco.  In Monday’s 3-2 loss, the Cubs scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning on 5 hits – with RBI singles delivered by Steve Clevenger and Samardzija.

In Friday’s 4-3 loss, the Cubs waited until the 9th inning to score all 3 runs on an Alfonso Soriano home run.  In Saturday’s 2-1 loss, the lone run came on David DeJesus’ solo HR.  And Barry Zito blanked the Cubs 2-0 in Sunday’s loss.

Talk about poor hitting.  It is almost shocking how bad a hitting team the Cubs are. The Cubs are 6-14 in 1-run games.  That is the worst in the majors…

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