Cubs 16-9 (1st)
Nationals 9-17, -6.5 (5th)
POTG: SP Ted Lilly (6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K)
Runner Up: no one
Too bad for Ted to finally get pitching on day where he can’t get much help. This was one loss he didn’t deserve.
I was at the Cougars game (gotta right about that later) and didn’t see much of this at all, but it doesn’t seem to be a weather issue on the offense. It wasn’t great, but it was more the magic of an unknown pitcher baffling a team. I think in Lannan was in the NLCentral and the Cubs saw him three times, they’d be lighting him up by the middle of the second time.
2-3 road trip, and losing in Washington, is a bit disappointing. But they were bound to cool off at some point, especially the secondary guys who were hitting out of their minds, and I’d rather the letdown happen against the Nationals than the Brewers. If this keeps up, then there’s a problem, but it’s okay for now.
(and we’re caught up.)