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…
Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates
Result: L (2-7)
- 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.
- 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 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.