Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cubs Get On The Board

After two games of futility, the Chicago Cubs finally get on the board with a win in 2010. And the heroes aren't the usual suspects.

Randy Wells pitched six strong innings, scattering 6 hit and 2 walks during the effort, leaving with a 2-0 lead. The lead came via homeruns from rookie Tyler Colvin, his first career round-tripper and newcomer Marlon Byrd, his second of the season. The two homers was all the bullpen needed as they shut down the Braves over the final 3 innings to help get Wells the first win on the season. Carlos Marmol, walked one and gave up a hit in the 9th, but struck out 2, including Melky Cabrera to close it out. That will probably be the norm for Marmol as 1-2-3 innings aren't his strong suits. A win is a win, however, and the Cubs head to Cincinnati on a high they hope to continue in the Queen City.

Sunshine isn't all there was today as Ryan Theriot continued his hit less start to the season, going 0-4 with two strikeouts, making him 0-11 to start the season. The Cubs only mustered 4 hits for the game, so Theriot wasn't the only one who had it rough. The Cubs can't continue to be futile when they come to the plate as 2-0 victories will be hard to come by all season with the young and inexperienced bullpen.

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