The Cubs (17-10) worked their hardest to make sure they will score more runs than the Brewers (15-12) even if they do end up losing the three-game series. (And that’s saying something, with 24 total runs this game and 17 in the first, this series hasn’t showcased what one would call “good” pitching.)
Jeff Suppan (1-1) was the proverbial batting tee today, allowing 11 runs (8 earned) in not-quite 4 innings. You know what that’s not? A quality start. His pitching opponent, Ryan Dempster (4-0), managed to do the opposite of that. By the time the Cubs bullpen appeared, the Brewers had pretty much given up, and I can’t blame them.
The two teams close out their series today at 2:20pm EDT. Yovani Gallardo for the Brewers and Carlos Zambrano for the Cubs.