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A First Career Win...Spoiled

MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 23:  Randy Wells of the Chicago Cubs poses during photo day at the Fitch Park Spring Training complex on February 23, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Mark TContributor IMay 9, 2009

As most know the Cubs started a 3-game series today against the Brewers at Milwaukee. On the mound in game 1 for the Cubs was rookie Randy Wells. Wells pitched 5 innings giving up 5 hits, striking out 5, and allowing 0 runs.

With 2 out in the sixth and Angel Guzman pitching, JJ Hardy hit a solo homer to make the score 2-1 Cubs.

Hoping that the Cubs would get a few more runs on the board and the bullpen making good pitches and getting batters out, Wells watched what would've been his 1st career MLB win. In the bottom of the 7th the Brewers went 1-2-3. Phew he's still in line for the win. Then comes the top of 8th where the Cubs could've had a big inning, but it didn't quite work that way. With one out and the bases loaded Ryan Theriot hit a grounder to the pitcher who got Hill out at home. Bases loaded, 2 outs and here comes Geovany Soto. We have a chance to pull away with it and Soto grounded out ending the top half of the inning. In the bottom of the 8th Aaron Heilman came in to pitch. He walked Corey Hart on 4 straight balls. Oh man, here comes Ryan Braun. Its OK he'll hit a double play. Well not exactly, Braun hit a 2-run homer to right for the Brewers to take the lead 3-2.

So much for his first MLB win. The Cubs bullpen blew another one. Randy Wells pitched a great game for the Cubs and I expect him to keep up the good pitching and soon enough he will get his first MLB career win.

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