Friday, June 17, 2011
Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Yankees 1
Let's take a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 3-1 victory over the New York Yankees:
The good: Doug Davis pitched his best game of the season, allowing one earned run in 7 1/3 innings to pick up his first victory. The bullpen took it the rest of the way with Carlos Marmol recording a four-out save. He got some help from his defense with Reed Johnson making a nice sliding catch in left field in the ninth inning. Starlin Castro stayed hot with two hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Aramis Ramirez drove in two runs with a pair of run-scoring singles.
The bad: Carlos Pena struggled at the plate, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout and two pop outs.
Outside the box: Castro doubled in his first two at bats, giving him seven consecutive plate appearances in which he reached base.
Next: Ryan Dempster (5-5, 5.48) takes on the Yankees' A.J. Burnett (6-5, 4.09) who has never lost at Wrigley Field, as the Cubs try once again for their first three-game winning streak of the season.