After getting pummeled in the opener on Monday, the Cubs lost their second straight game to the Braves 3-2 on Wednesday.
This time we can't blame the starting pitching as Ryan Dempster was sharp today, going 6 innings while allowing only one run.
However, we can blame the bullpen--I'm looking at you John Grabow. The Cubs $3.75 million reliever gave up 2 runs in the 8th to turn a 2-1 lead into a loss. The big blow being a two run homerun by Chipper Jones.
Not that the offense should get a free pass either. The Cubs were 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position and hit into 3 double plays, killing many potential run scoring innings before they got going.
The Cubs will try to salvage the last game of their 3 game series with the Braves tomorrow as Randy Wells squares off against Tommy Hanson at 6:00pm (CST).