Rapid Reaction: Phillies 7, Cubs 5

June, 10, 2011
6/10/11
9:18
PM CT
Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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PHILADELPHIA -- Here's a quick look at the Cubs' loss to the Phillies on Friday.

The good: The Cubs sent 10 men to the plate in the eighth inning, scoring five times. Aramis Ramirez and pinch-hitter Lou Montanez both drove in two runs in the frame. Leadoff hitter Kosuke Fukudome’s batting average went back over .300 with a pair of singles off Phillies starter Roy Halladay.

The bad: The Cubs failed to win three games in a row for the fourth time in 2011. Manager Mike Quade and Carlos Zambrano decided to walk Chase Utley with a man on second and one out. Zambrano then walked Ryan Howard setting up Placido Polanoc’s grand slam. Zambrano threw 128 pitches on the night, a season high.

Outside the box: Quade said that both Reed Johnson and Jeff Baker, rehabbing in Iowa, will return to the team on Monday if neither has a setback.

Next: Right-hander Matt Garza (2-5) takes on lefty Cliff Lee (5-5).

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Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jake Arrieta
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.53 167 156
OTHER LEADERS
BAS. Castro .292
HRA. Rizzo 32
RBIA. Rizzo 78
RA. Rizzo 89
OPSA. Rizzo .913
ERAT. Wood 5.03
SOJ. Arrieta 167