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All of That Happened, Then The Cubs Lost

I’m not really sure how to explain tonight’s game, so many odd, weird, crazy, did I say odd, things happened. It was a pitchers duel early, Garza didn’t have his best stuff but was able to work out of jams to keep the game close.  The game was close into the 7th inning where the Cubs trailed 1-0 with the bases loaded.  David DeJesus pinch hit, and wasted no time sending the first pitch he saw from Cameron Lowe into the right field stands for a grand slam to give the Cubs a 4-1 lead.  Pandemonium, everyone was jacked, it was a great time to be a cubs fan, then we all remembered that Carlos Marmol was coming into the game.  Twenty minutes later, Carlos Marmol was hurt, Michael Bowden was in the game, and Jonathan Lucroy was sliding into third with a bases loaded triple, and the Brewers were up 5-4.

It didn’t end there, of course it didn’t.  The Cubs, who have been resilient all year fought back again, thanks to the Brewers.  Aramis Ramirez made an error to start the top of the 9th.  David DeJesus, who else, made him pay for it as he ripped a one out triple to center to score Stewart to tie the game at five.  Starlin Castro followed with his worst at bat of the year, it was so bad that he was able to reach first on a drop third strike and David DeJesus was able to score to give the Cubs a 6-5 lead.  Joy!  The Cubs weren’t done as Alfonso Soriano came through with a huge two out hit to give the Cubs a 7-5 lead heading to the bottom of the ninth.

No more joy.  After Rafael Dolis seemed to hurt himself he hurt his team as he left a sinker up and the hapless Corey Hart ripped a two run homer to left to tie the game at 7.  A lot of other stuff happened the rest of the way, most of it was really dumb or mind numbing or both, but the Brewers won the game in the 13th inning when Lendy Castillo came in the game and showed why he was the last guy in the bullpen.  Full box score after the jump.

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Carlos Marmol Hurt (UPDATE #2)

Marmol just left the Cubs game early, no not because he was being removed for failing horribly, but being hurt.  We will update as soon as we know something.  He tried to give it a few warmup tosses, but couldn’t do it.

[UPDATE] Right hamstring strain

[UPDATE] Paul Sullivan is reporting that Marmol is headed to the DL, he’s headed back to Chicago for an MRI.

Thanks,
- George

Cubs Falter Late in Both Games, Get a Marmol Injury Scare

The Cubs played well for the majority of both games today but ended up tied in one, and lost the other.  The Cubs held a solid lead all day against the A’s, but a three run ninth inning by the A’s forced the game to extra’s and that’s where it ended tied at five.  In the other game, Ryan Dempster turned in the longest outing by a Cubs pitcher all Spring going 6 strong innings, however the Cubs couldn’t break thru against Rangers pitching and dropped a well-played ball game 6-2.  The other interesting, or, concerning news for Cubs fans was that Carlos Marmol had to leave the game against the Rangers after a visit from the trainer, more on that later.

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