Chicago Cubs Bats Wake Up, Salavage a Win Against the Brewers 8-0

Ryan Neiman@RyanNAnthony Contributor IIIApril 12, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 12:   Relief pitcher James Russell #40 of the Chicago Cubs (R) hugs starting pitcher Matt Garza #22  after the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on April 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The The Cubs defeated the Brewers 8-0.   (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Cubs ended their four-game losing streak by taking their frustration out on the Milwaukee Brewers and pounding them 8-0.

Here are a few things learned from the four-game series.

Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza will be carrying the team 

Both pitchers have been sensational to begin the season.

And Jeff Samardzija looked equally flawless, but time will tell if he can deliver an entire season.  The Cubs and their bullpen will depend heavily on Dempster and Garza for victories. 

When they are not starting, a big question mark is left for the Cubs.

Chicago will struggle to score

The Cubs are not going to be an offensive juggernaut this season.

Their offense may have exploded Thursday with eight runs against former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke.  However, do not expect this to happen on a daily bases. 

Runs will be hard to come by for the Cubs, and we should savor days like today, when they do decide to drive in some runs.

Steve Clevenger has confidence

In both games Clevenger's played catcher, Garza and Samaardzija have combined for 17 2/3 innings pitched, while giving up only three runs. 

Clevenger looks confident calling the game, and it's apparent the starting pitchers are warming up to having him behind the plate. 

And with a four-game hitting streak to start the season, Clevenger could make Soto's job a little less secure.

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