Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 5/24/13
Just when I thought this team was heating up a bit they decide to prove me wrong by forgetting how to hit. Let’s hope that the bats wake up for the series against the Reds, but for now, let’s recap the last series vs. the Pirates.   5/21 vs. Pirates: L 4-5 5/22 vs. Pirates: L 0-1 5/23 vs. Pirates: L 2-4     5/21- Matt Garza’s first game back from the DL didn’t have the ending he probably expected. The hype around his return to the rotation was big, and with a good reason. Cubs’ starters have been the bright spot this season, but adding a starting pitcher that has a good record and no-hitter type stuff is always good. In his first start since July 21, 2012, Garza was expected to have a pitch limit between 80-90 pitches. He pitched five innings (82 pitches) walked three, struck out five and gave up only one hit, zero runs. He got some offense behind him; Alfonso Soriano and Welington Castillo singled and Darwin Barney delivered an RBI single. Garza then doubled to drive in two more ru...
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