In the sport of baseball, statistics are an interesting way to view what may happen in certain matchups, certain conditions, or certain days of the week. There might not be any rhyme or reason as to why certain things happen, but for the most part statistics don’t lie. Just ask the Chicago Cubs. Their opposing pitcher on the mound Sunday, Luke Hochevar, is 9-3 during the day and just 2-11 at night over the past two seasons. Unfortunately for the Cubs (31-46), Sunday was a day game and Hochevar’s daytime success continued as the Royals (33-45) took the rubber match 6-3.
Randy Wells got off to a rough start Sunday in Kansas City. The first six batters all reached base and four of them scored before an out was even recorded. Wells did settle down and lasted six innings but allowed two more runs, six total, and dropped his record to 1-2 on the season.
Luke Hochevar pitched ok for the Royals Sunday. Hochevar improved to 5-8 on the season. Sunday he went 5 2/3 and allowed three runs on seven hits. Joakim Soria pitched the ninth and earned his 13th save of the season.
The Cubs now return home and will play a makeup game Monday afternoon against the Colorado Rockies.