Chicago Cubs starter Justin Germano believes he pitched better than the box score would indicate after he gave up seven runs to the Milwaukee Brewers in his last outing.
He will get another chance to prove he can fare well against the Brewers when these NL Central rivals open a four-game set Monday night at Wrigley Field.
Milwaukee (59-67) swept three games at home from Chicago (49-77) last week to improve to 10-3 in the season series including five straight wins.
The Brewers opened last week's set Aug. 20 with a 9-5 victory. Germano (2-3, 5.40 ERA) lasted 4-23 innings for the Cubs and was charged with seven runs -- six in an eight-run fifth by Milwaukee that chased the right-hander.
The journeyman had not given up that many runs since allowing a career-high 10 at Houston on April 21, 2008, but thought his performance against the Brewers wasn't that bad.
"People might think I'm crazy, but I feel like I pitched a lot better than the line shows," Germano sai...