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Brewers 4, Cubs 0: Just the facts

I watched this game so you didn’t have to.

Tyler Chatwood walked only two batters in five innings in Tuesday’s 4-0 Cubs loss to the Brewers.

Yay?

Well, yes, yay for this, at least:

Tyler Chatwood this season – number of batters faced before first walk of game (in order by start):
0, 11, 2, 1, 0, 0, 6, 12, 2, 1, 0, 3, 10

ā€” Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) June 13, 2018

That’s about the only positive takeaway I can post about this otherwise dull, drab defeat. The Cubs managed just two singles and two walks; just one Cubs runner got past first base: Ben Zobrist, in the second inning, after a walk and an infield single by Willson Contreras. The only other Cubs hit was a single by Addison Russell in the seventh.

It was just the third time in 13 starts that Chatwood had walked fewer than three. So… that’s good, right?

What wasn’t good was this [VIDEO].

The usually excellent Cubs defense failed miserably on that rundown. There were far too many throws and why on Earth were there four Cubs around second base and no one covering first?

In the end, that rundown didn’t …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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