Game Recap: Cubs 7, Brewers 2
(with the graphic hopefully coming soon)
In yesterday's GameCast, I wrote that a gassed-out Randy Wells might "get lit up tonight worse than a bum with a fresh bottle of anti-freeze at hand." Wells responded by pitching 6 innings, allowing 7 hits, walking 0, and striking out 5 while surrendering only 1 earned run.
Wells now looks certain to finish the year with a winning record and has a shot at hitting 12 wins on the season, which means he now has a good shot of finishing the year with more wins than his ROY competition in JA Happ. But upon further review, Happ is having a helluvayear. They've both pitched about 153 innings; Happ has surrendered 130 hits to Randy's 152, but he's walked 52 to Randy's 43, and Happ has 105 strikeouts while Wells has 93. To me, it looks as if Wells should at least get several first place votes, but he'll be lucky to get any.
Offensively, the Cubs combined for 8 hits and 5 walks, with 4 of those coming from Derrek Lee (he was 3 for 4 with 1 walk). Lee and Ramirez drove in the motherload of Cub runs, with Derrek elevating his homerun totals on the year to 35 and RBI stats to 109. Seriously -- Lee saves his best for years the Cubs kind of suck. What's up with that?
The Cubs play today for a series win.