3/22 Cubs 4, Brewers 1

Darwin Barney hit a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth and Dioner Navarro followed with a solo shot to lift the Cubs to a 4-1 victory Friday over the Brewers. Carlos Villanueva did not get a decision, but had a solid start, throwing six shutout innings. The right-hander walked one, the first free pass given up by a Cubs starter in the last three games.

“I think the way this staff is rounding up now, you want strike throwers,” Villanueva said. “I had that one walk and I’m furious about that. You hate giving up free runners. I don’t know what the percentage is but they usually end up scoring. You make them earn it. Sometimes, it sounds kind of [strange], but you’d rather give up a homer than a walk. If it’s going to score, at least you earn it.”

Hector Rondon, the Cubs’ Rule 5 pick, earned the win in relief, striking out two over one inning.

– Carrie Muskat

8 Comments

Good game Cubbies!!! We win!!!! Looking good for 2013.

How about Barney! Not too shabby. And is good to see we have second string catcher who is not impotent offensively.

It is so refreshing to see somebody other than the automatic out (K. Hill) type of back up catcher be able to put the bat on the ball let alone have SOME pop!!

Like our pitching,is Rondon on staff,he looks good.

Barney!!! How about that White and Isabel??? Maybe he’ll be playing LF by the end of the season!!! HA! :)

Yeah – how about that Isabel?!!! Joey, Joey – it looks like Soriano will still be in LF this summer. I know how much you want him to go away – you and I do disagree on this one. I really like Soriano in LF at this time and I think he has really been doing a great job there. We do have some great outfielders coming up soon and when Soriano’s contract is up it will happen – so hang in there dear friend. Another fun game to watch today. I LOVE baseball season!

Your are absolutley right White!!!…..we disagree. BUT, a great day for a ballgame regardless of who is in LF!! Enjoy the game and the day!

Gosh you guys! Thats my number one man! :) Haha but he’s only mine, okay White?

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