A lack of offense proves to be the Cubs’ downfall once again. Brett Myers delivered a solid performance as Houston takes 2 out of 3 at Wrigley. The Cubs struggled to get the offense going which adds proof to the notion that the Cubs deperately need some speed at the top of the order to spark the offense.
Randy Wells continued his struggles on the mound and Cubs’ Fans are starting to wonder if it isn’t time for Mike Quade to move him to the bullpen and give someone else the opportunity to crack the starting rotation. Jeff Samardzja was recently called up and may be an option.
Having dealt Ted Lilly to the Dodgers, the Cubs need a solid left-hander to fill the void. Tom Gorzellany is on the shelf after suffering a hairline fracture on his pinkie and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session some time this weekend.
Sean Marshall has done an exceptional job in the set-up role as a reliever but this could be the time to move him back to the starting rotation. Mike Quade may be hesitant to make the move since Sean has been indispensible out of the bullpen.