4/7 Tough loss
The Cubs are 0-2 after losing 3-2 to the Braves Wednesday night. They also began the 2008 season 0-2 and would eventually recover to win a National League-leading 97 games and make the playoffs. The New York Yankees started the 2009 season 0-2, losing to Baltimore, and won the World Series. Wednesday was a tough loss but not the end of the world.
“It hurts,” Alfonso Soriano said. “We have to come back with more energy.”
And hopefully avoid double plays. The Cubs have hit into five double plays in the first two games.
Sean Marshall has struck out seven in 3 2/3 innings in two games. A reporter asked Piniella if he might consider changing the lefty’s role.
“We’ve just played two games,” Piniella snapped. “We’re not in our 22nd game or our 42nd game. We’ve played two games, for God’s sake. What do you want? Roles changed in two games? It was a tough loss and we’ll leave it at that.”
— Carrie Muskat