The Milwaukee Brewers continued their dominance over the Cubs on Friday, beating Chicago 4-3 at Wrigley Field. The Brewers were without offensive weapons Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez, but were still able to find victory.
Brewers’ starter Kyle Lohse turned in another stellar performance and won his fifth game of the year. The 35-year-old veteran pitched seven innings, giving up three runs across seven runs. His ERA sits at 2.88 for the season.
For the Cubs, Jeff Samardzija wasn’t his usual self. In five innings, he allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and allowed three walks. Samardzija dropped to 0-4 on the year despite having an ERA of 1.62.
Let’s see who impacted the game the most, both positively and negatively.
1. Jean Segura: The Brewers shortstop might finally be getting hot. He went 3-for-5 today with two runs batted in. The Brewers need him to start hitting.
2. Chicago’s defense: The Cubs had three errors in today’s game and a passed ball by catcher Wellington Castillo. It’s hard to win games without defense.
3. Jeff Samardzija: Luckily for the Crew, he just wasn’t himself today.