The Cubs were visibly off track in their last contest with Arizona possibly because they lost a favorite team mate. Alfonso Soriano is now on the Yankees, and they would have to go on without him.
The little team who, couldn’t would make its’ way to San Francisco where, they would have to take on the Giants for 3. Maybe they were the little team that couldn’t on Thursday but, came back on the right track to beat the west coast Giants, 3-2 on Friday night.
Edwin Jackson started for the Cubs, and did pretty darn good during his tenure on the mound, last night. The numbers for Jackson were 2 ERs on 4 Hs, 5 Ks, and 2 walks in 6+ innings. The bullpen added just a hit, and a walk to those stats doing an admirable job of holding the Giants back.
The Cubs scored first in the 6th but, the Giants took the 1-0 deficit, and made it a 2-1 Giant lead in the 7th. Bats have been relatively quiet on the night, and the score remained 2-1 to the top of the 9th.
The Giants First Baseman, Brandon Belt made 2 critical errors both of which the Cubs took advantage.
One, a running error trying to score from 3b as an OF throw was overthrown but, caromed off the wall right back to a then disgusted Edwin Jackson who tagged him for the out.
The second error was in the 9th when Rizzo hit a rocket through Belt’s legs. Belt would later refer to it as a routine ball, and now I understand why, I never pursued my baseball career past Little League.