7/30 Brewers 3, Cubs 2 – 2nd game

The Cubs were swept in Tuesday’s doubleheader by the Brewers, losing the second game, 3-2. In his Cubs debut, Jake Arrieta posted a quality start, giving up two hits over six innings. He’s the 45th player to appear for the Cubs this year, eight shy of the franchise record of 53 set last season. As well as Arrieta did, he’s headed back to Triple-A Iowa. Michael Bowden struck out four over two innings of scoreless relief. The Brewers scored the game winning runs against Kevin Gregg. Chicago lost both games of the twinbill by one run, and now are 15-23 in one-run games, including a 4-11 mark at Wrigley. It’s the first time the Cubs were swept in a doubleheader since June 28, 2011, when the Giants took two. Also, Chicago now is 15-31 against NL Central teams.

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Very promising from Jake! Although it was against “just” the Brewers he did a nice job as did Samardzija and Vilanueva. Looking forward to seeing what these pitchers can do with some legit offense….

Is very disappointing to lose twice at home to an inferior club. Wasn`t it Castro`s letting than liner pop out of glove the reason we lost second game? Was he charged with error there? If not, he should have been. That was very catchable. I saw just the highlights (lowlights?) of that contest. Am becoming less and less enamored with Starlin. He is not the guy I thought he was. I am wanting one of those young prospects in minors replacing him in the near future.

Wasn`t it Castro`s letting that liner pop out of glove which lost us that second game? I saw just the highlights (lowlights?) of that contest. Was Castro charged with an error there? If not, he should have been. Am becoming less and less enamored of Starlin. He is not the guy I thought he was. Am wanting one of the young prospects in the minors to replace him in coming seasons.

Sorry for the duplication.

I just learned that no error was assessed. That`s outrageous. Little League baseball has more accurate official scorers than what I see in majors. I am serious. I trek to Williamsport each August and am impressed by how the official scorers are not reticent about assigning errors when deserved. That official scorer at Wrigley last night deserves sanctioning.

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