Cubs blanked against Brewers


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on Cubs Boards   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Jim Young - USA Today Sports
Jim Young - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO –- In the first regular-season Friday night game at Wrigley Field, the Cubs succumbed to the Brewers 2-0. It was the 10th time that the Cubs had been shut out this season which is tied for most in the National League.

This series will be incredibly crucial to the Central Division playoff race as every loss becomes a game difference in the standings, so dropping the first of three was a step in the opposite direction for the reigning champs.

The Brewers are only four games back in the National League Central standings.

Cubs veteran John Lackey was solid going seven innings giving up only two runs with nine strikeouts but took the loss which was his second in his last 10 games.

All the runs in the game came from a two-run 410-foot shot by superstar Ryan Braun for his 300th career homer. The home run ball has been a problem for Lackey as he has given up 33 dingers which is tops in the National League.

On Saturday, the Cubs will with Mike Montgomery on the mound who is 4-4 with a 4.17 ERA as a starter against Chase Anderson.

Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Rate this Story:
0 votes

Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on Cubs Boards   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
WATCH: SCHWAR-BOMB! Schwarber reaches Home Run Derby final on walk-off bomb
WATCH: SCHWAR-BOMB! Schwarber reaches Home Run Derby final on walk-off bomb
Albert Almora Jr.'s wife 'doing much better'
Albert Almora Jr.'s wife 'doing much better'
Schwarber comes up short in riveting Home Run Derby
Schwarber comes up short in riveting Home Run Derby
WATCH: Schwarber smacks 16 homers in first round, advances in Home Run Derby
WATCH: Schwarber smacks 16 homers in first round, advances in Home Run Derby
WATCH: Baez wears Roberto Clemente suit at HR Derby, crushes 16 homers
WATCH: Baez wears Roberto Clemente suit at HR Derby, crushes 16 homers
Commentary: My first experience at Petco Park
Commentary: My first experience at Petco Park
Javy Baez to lead off for NL in All-Star game
Javy Baez to lead off for NL in All-Star game
Cubs reportedly in talks to acquire All-Star closer
Cubs reportedly in talks to acquire All-Star closer
Second half MLB projections
Second half MLB projections
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest