Thursday, June 27, 2013
Rapid Reaction: Cubs 7, Brewers 2
By Sahadev Sharma
Special to ESPNChicago.com
MILWAUKEE -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 7-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday at Miller Park:
How it happened: Matt Garza threw seven strong innings, allowing only one run on eight hits, while striking out 10 and walking one. The Cubs bats took advantage of two Milwaukee errors, scoring four unearned runs in the third, three coming off a Dioner Navarro home run. Garza helped on that side of the ball as well, getting two hits and scoring a run. Starlin Castro had his second consecutive two-hit game after getting a mental break on Tuesday.
What it means: Garza continues to increase his trade value as the Cubs shop the highly sought after righty. With numerous scouts on had, Garza delivered his third straight impressive start and it's looking more and more likely that he'll be with another team by the time the trade deadline passes.
Outside the box: One of the Cubs top prospects, Jorge Soler, will be in a walking boot for four to six weeks after it was discovered he had a stress fracture in his left tibia. Soler had been impressive in 55 games with high-Class A Daytona, hitting .281/.343/.467 with eight home runs.
Up next: Travis Wood (5-6, 2.85) takes the mound as the Cubs kick off a three-game set against the Seattle Mariners and Hisashi Iwakuma (7-3, 2.26) at Safeco Field at 9:10 p.m. CT Friday.