Cubs Good, Better, Best – 2014 Season, Game 4

Editor’s Note: OK, it’s four games into the season and I’m already sick of this. Not recapping games, but having to do this “Good, Bad & Ugly” format. So, from here on out, this is going to be called Cubs Good, Better, Best and I am going to find the positives in every game, win or lose. Why, yes, I do love a challenge…

Cubs Lose
Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates
Result: L (2-7)
Record: 1-3

The Good

  • Though he took the loss, Travis Wood did post a quality start and an 8/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio is nothing to sneeze at. Wood was very good last year and it looks like it wasn’t a fluke.

The Better

  • Darwin Barney had a hit and a walk and, through four games, sports a .417 OBP. Starlin Castro had a hit and an RBI and might be heating up (foreshadowing!) after missing so much of spring training.

The Best

  • The Beef is back! Wellington Castillo blasted his first home run of the year, taking one over the left field bleachers and onto Waveland Ave. It was a¬†prodigious shot and, while not enough for the win, it did give the Cubs a lead.

    Here he is.

    Here he is.

Dylan Steele

About Dylan Steele

A Louisiana native, Dylan Steele now lives in Halethorpe, Maryland. A web developer by day, he is also an occasional musician, frequent dog walker and sometimes hoopster. And now he blogs, too.
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