Though the Cubs led three times during Sunday afternoon’s series finale with the Brewers, they still dropped the series finale 6-5. Rookie Casey Coleman pitched a decent game, but the bullpen couldn’t close it down. Coleman went five innings, giving up four runs on nine hits and a walk. He also struck out two.
The offense for the Cubs functioned better than it had on Saturday, getting to Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo early and often. Aramis Ramirez had three RBIs off of three doubles, but it wouldn’t be enough as Kerry Wood served up a two run homer to former Cub Casey McGehee, which would end up being the difference in the game.
The Cubs had their chances in the ninth. Marlon Byrd led off with a single, but was caught stealing with no outs. Aramis Ramirez then swung at a high fastball and then Carlos Pena popped up to end the game. Part of the problem for the Cubs on the day was their inability to hit when it counted. The team left nine stranded in the game and went 2-for-17 with runners in scoring position.
Next up the Cubs have their first trip to Houston of the season, where they will take on the Astros at 7:05 P.M. CDT.