Streak: L L L
CHC 1- STL 2
Cubs have dropped 6 of 7.
Last 10: (2-8).
Road trip (1-5).
Offense, defense, relief pitching: M.I.A.
And a sweep at the hands of the Cards, winners of 4 straight, has allowed STL to crawl right back into the division race (30-28, -3.0).
Adam Wainwright rubbed the Cubs noses in the dirt for 8 innings on Sunday.
Fun, fun, fun.
He didn’t go to the stretch until the 6th when Bryant singled for the Cubs first hit.
126 pitches for the 37-year-old.
And a career-high 7 walks, none of which the Cubs could bring around to score.
8 walks in total for the Cubs, 3 hits, and 3 double plays.
1 stinkin’ run.
At least the Cubs kept the strikeouts (9) to single digits.
HAMELS: (4-2, 3.62)
7.0 IP — 0 ER, 2 H — 2 BB, 4 K
A strong rebound for Cole on Sunday after three consecutive sub-par outings.
4th time going 7+ IP.
6th time allowing 2 or fewer walks.
The fun continues this afternoon with the makeup game against the LAA.
A game that was originally snowed out on Sunday, April 14.
Angels traveled from Seattle, and fly back to LA to host OAK tomorrow.
YOU GO CAR GO
Cubs call up OF Carlos Gonzalez ,33, after two games with Triple-A Iowa.
Even a minimal contribution would help this lineup right now.
Released by CLE after 30 G played:
.210/.282/.276 — OPS+ (49)
NEXT – Mon. vs. LAA, 3:05 p.m. CT
Cam Bedrosian (2-3, 3.08)
Jon Lester (3-4, 3.59)