9/6 Cashner & Wells

Andrew Cashner, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in the 2008 Draft, threw seven scoreless innings in Tennessee’s 3-1 win over West Tenn Saturday night. Cashner was perfect through five, and gave up two hits for the game. Brian Schlitter pitched a scoreless ninth for his 22nd save.

* In addition to being the first Cubs rookie pitcher to reach double-digits in wins since Kerry Wood in 1998, Randy Wells recently passed Sean Marshall’s 125 2/3 innings pitched in 2006. Wells has now pitched more innings than any other Cub rookie since Kerry Wood tossed 166 2/3 innings in 1998.

— Carrie Muskat


1 Comment

No one wants to admit publicly that the Cubs have given up,
but today’s lineup proves they have. Bobby Scales, an infielder, started in left field, while Jeff Baker was at second.
Baker is by far, the worst second baseman I have ever seen, and I have followed the Cubs since 1955! If Scales and Baker had been switched, we still would have had Baker’s hot bat in the lineup, but not his horrendous fielding. He causes more runs to score for the opposition than he produces. Today, he failed to cover first base three times on bunts, and he can only field balls hit directly to him. He dislikes the other infielders, and will not initiate a double play, although he is willing to be the pivot man, if the ball is thrown to him. Since Baker got the starting job at second, the team has nosedived from a 1 game
lead in the division to 11 games back, and it started immediately after Fontenot was shut down for the season. With all the injuries and batting slumps, the team was holding its own until Baker’s disruptive influence prevailed.

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