White Sox 5, Cubs 3: Thud

This one didn’t go the Cubs’ way… at all.

The sun came out at Wrigley Field Sunday afternoon, at last, after the Cubs had defeated the White Sox on a couple of miserable weather afternoons Friday and Saturday.

I’d have traded the sunshine for a win, honestly. The Cubs blew an early lead and couldn’t capitalize on the wildness of Lucas Giolito, and their five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt at the hands of the White Sox, 5-3 in front of 40,537.

Giolito’s walk rate, 6.3 per nine innings entering the game, was nearly as bad as Tyler Chatwood‘s major-league leading 7.6, and he showed it by walking Ben Zobrist and wild-pitching him to third. After retiring Kris Bryant, he walked Anthony Rizzo, and during all this the Cubs were running like crazy on Giolito and Sox catcher Omar Narvaez. Willson Contreras grounded to first on a contact play and Zobrist was out at the plate, but then Javier Baez gave the Cubs the lead [VIDEO] with a two-run single.

Giolito then walked Kyle Schwarber, who promptly stole second — after Baez had stolen third while Kyle was …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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