Matt Garza pitched four innings for the Cubs, giving up three hits and two runs in the process, and Chicago lost 3-2 to the San Francisco Giants in Cactus League play on Friday afternoon.
Related: Cubs' Comedy Of Errors Results In 3-2 Loss To Giants
The Cubs were plagued by mistakes all afternoon, which were outlined by Bleed Cubbie Blue's Al Yellon in his recap. Here's one example:
The Cubs ran themselves out of an inning in the sixth. Starlin Castro led off the inning by reaching on an error charged to Ryan Theriot (how familiar does that sound?). He advanced to second on a single by Rizzo, but was then thrown out trying to steal third. Rizzo took second on the caught-stealing.
Then Rizzo tried to swipe third as Joe Mather was striking out. He was thrown out to end the inning. Both throw-outs were by Giants backup catcher Eli Whiteside.
The Cubs will play both the Athletics and Rangers on Saturday, in split squad action.
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