In Wednesday’s game, Felix Pie missed the cutoff man that cost the Cubs a run. Giovanni Soto made an ill-advised throw that sailed into centerfield. This is a repeat of last year where the Cubs struggle defensively early on.
This is something they work on for six and a half weeks at Spring Training. They work on making those throws from the outfield. They work on those throws from the plate to the infield. Yet, the Cubs looked like a bunch of little leaguers playing their first game.
It’s sickening. Alfonso Soriano is 0 for 9 with three strikeouts. He’s moving back to the lead-off spot for Thursday’s finale against the Brewers. And to make matters worse, Ryan Dempster is starting the game.
There’s no sense in throwing the season away yet. After all, there’s 160 more to go. It’s time to get a handle on the basics and play some good solid ball.