But really, game one was bad. The offense had a very nice performance(which they've done frequently), putting up seven runs, and chasing out Ryan Vogelsong(who'd had the best ERA in MLB since April 18th) after five innings.
But again, the starting pitching didn't give the Cubs a fair chance to win, as Doug Davis gave up 10 earned runs and 12 hits over 4 1/3 innings, reminding us why he was out of baseball when the Cubs signed him in-season.
And again, Quade left the starting pitcher in too long. Yes, it was the first game of the doubleheader and Rodrigo Lopez was every bit as likely to get shelled in game two, but Quade basically gave up in the fifth inning of a winnable game, leaving Davis out there to toss 82-mph meatballs.
Anyway, the bullpen still gave up a few more runs, and Soriano had a very, well, Soriano-esque dropped line drive to cap off the embarrassing loss.
Although, I am actually happy about a home run John Grabow gave up to Miguel Tejada in the ninth inning. That's because of a fan's throw back to the field from the bleachers:
Totally looked straight out of Rookie of the Year. Come on Hendry, sign this Henry Rowengartner-like dude NOW. He sure as hell couldn't be worse than Doug Davis or Rodrigo Lopez. I already know that he at least has much more velocity than each of them.
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