8/3 Dodgers 6, Cubs 2

All-Star Travis Wood had his shortest outing of the season in a 6-2 loss to the Dodgers. Junior Lake was 4-for-5, and is the first Cubs player since 1916 to record two four-hit games in his first 16 big league contests. He’s the first Major Leaguer to accomplish the feat since the Cardinals’ Bo Hart in June 2003. Wood was charged with a season-high tying five runs in a season-low 3 1/3 innings. He walked five, tying a career high, and dropped to 1-2 with a 7.65 ERA in four career starts against the Dodgers. Cole Gillespie matched a career high with three hits, including two doubles. Darwin Barney had two hits for his first multi-hit game since July 20 at Colorado. The Cubs did hit five doubles Friday, and have at least one extra-base hit in each of the last 26 games dating to July 5. The team’s 352 extra-base hits lead the NL, and rank third in the Majors.

With the loss, the Cubs are 1-5 at the start of this eight-game homestand.

* ROSTER MOVE: After the game, outfielder Julio Borbon was designated for assignment. A corresponding move will be made Saturday.


Bourbon assignment to head farm until he learns not to a attempt to steal 3rd after reaching 2nd on his double with no outs and power hitters following when your behind 6 – 2. I’ll say it again, DeJesus in LEFT, let Lake patrol center. Also, time to bring up the best 3rd baseman in the minors and live with that to see if you got something before next season. I’m sorry to keep harping on this, but if your manager looks like he’s been on a 3 day binge (maybe a good excuse after losing the series to the Brewer’s) with a week’s worth of facial stubble and that White Horse 2 am pallor, someone needs to remind him he’s not playing anymore and he’s the face of management. Discipline in personal habits can be reflected on the field. Maybe he can work a deal with Gillette and make some cash in addition to looking like someone who belongs in the dugout instead of someone who should be outside the stadium with an organ grinder and a monkey. That’s the way I see it.

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