Gotta play defense. (Game Recap: Cubs 4, Brewers 5)
For this team to win, Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez have to find a way to produce with the bat.
It's not that the team won't score every once in a while without them. Clearly, we have some good hitters elsewhere on the roster. But when Lee and A-Ram are out, that means Xavier Nady and Chad Tracy are in on the corners.
Tracy's bad throw allowed Rickie Weeks to score on the botched rundown, and Nady's high throw into the stands allowed Carlos Gomez to score on the final play of the game.
Ryan Dempster wasn't very good either. Again, a Cub starter walked five Brewers yesterday. Also, Tom Gorzelanny sucks at pitching from out of the bullpen.
Nine walks, three unearned runs, really makes you proud to be a Cubs fan doesn't it!