Gamecast: June 7th at Reds
Randy Wells (0-1, 1.69 ERA) vs. Bronson Arroyo (7-4, 5.37 ERA)
I saw Randy Wells pitch in person on Tuesday in Atlanta, and I thought that he was finally going to get his first victory.
I had an internal debate whether or not that I should pull out the camera to shoot the final couple innings. That debate was ended when Chipper Jones slapped a single to left. In the end, Wells was once again the unluckiest pitcher in Major League Baseball History as Carlos Marmol and Kevin Gregg blew the game.
As for Bronson Arroyo, he might be the luckiest pitcher in the NL. Somehow he's won 7 games with a 5.37 ERA. What gives? Wells has been almost perfect and can't buy a win, while Bronson's won 7. It just doesn't seem fair.
Last night the Cubs defense allowed 3 unearned runs, and now they find themselves 4.5 games behind the Brewers. The Cubs still have a chance to win the series.
Derrek Lee - Lee had two more hits yesterday as his average moved closer to .270.
Geovanny Soto - Ok, it's a stretch that he's really hot, but he hit a home run. That's good in my book.
Angel Guzman - After years of frustration, Guzman has gotten his act together. In my book, he's been the biggest surprise this year.
The Cub Defense - Two errors and a bad route by Mike Fontenot in the 11th caused the Cubs to drop a game they could've really won.
This has been an up and down week for the Cubs. So, they might as well end on a positive note with a series win over the Red.