Mistakes happen. There’s no way around it. However, it’s learning from those mistakes that matter. Yesterday, the Cubs made mistakes and it cost them a win. An important win. They have to win the games against the division opponents(especially the Pirates).
The aforementioned Pirates beat them 4-2. It’s good to see Alfonso Soriano get a home run. Doug Davis said it best about walking six,”There’s no excuse for walking six” He’s right. Hey, stuff happens and there’s nothing the Cubs can do about yesterday’s loss. Today’s a new day and they’ll have to concentrate on the Pirates.
I think the Cubs should groom Tony Campana on the art of base stealing. The Cubs have to move the runners and with his speed, they should have no problems.
Another reason the Cubs lost yesterday is the ineffectiveness of the big bats of Castro, Barney and Ramirez. They got to get that moving or they’ll be in the basement come September.
On the up swing, Carlos Pena is getting it together with two hits and a run.