Lincoln Earns 1st ML Win as Bucs Drop Cubs Again

Pirates 2, Cubs 0

Chicago — Pirates Prized Rookie Brad Lincoln (1-2) earned his first Major League win with 7 stellar shutout innings against the hapless Cub bats. For the sixth time in 11 tries the Cubs have scored one run or less and dropped their fourth series in a row.

Andrew Cashner (0-3) suffered his 3rd loss in relief in a week as once again the Cubs defense failed again. Aramis Ramirez’s fielding error in the 8th led to 2 unearned runs, which accounted for the game’s scoring.

Tom Gorzelanny tossed 5 shutout innings in his first start since May 26th. He replaced Carlos Zambrano in the Cubs rotation.

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
PIT « 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 0
CHC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Pittsburgh
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
J. Tabata lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .244
A. LaRoche 2b 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .229
A. McCutchen cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .301
G. Jones 1b 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 .284
R. Doumit c 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .263
P. Alvarez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 .152
L. Milledge rf 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .273
R. Cedeno ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 .220
B. Lincoln p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375
J. Hanrahan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
D. Young ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .222
O. Dotel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 2 7 2 0 5 9 0 16
Batting
2B – G Jones (17, A Cashner).
S – B Lincoln.
RBI – G Jones (47), L Milledge (24).
2-out RBI – L Milledge.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A LaRoche 2, R Cedeno 2.
GIDP – R Doumit.
Team LOB – 9.
Base Running
CS – J Tabata (1, 2nd base by T Gorzelanny/K Hill).
Fielding
DP – 2 (R Cedeno-G Jones, G Jones-R Cedeno).
Chi Cubs
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
K. Fukudome rf 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .265
M. Fontenot 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285
M. Byrd cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .311
D. Lee 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .234
A. Ramirez 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .179
A. Soriano lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .279
K. Hill c 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .229
S. Castro ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .272
T. Gorzelanny p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167
T. Colvin ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .278
B. Schlitter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Cashner p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
S. Marshall p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Theriot ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
B. Howry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 0 5 0 0 1 8 0 14
Batting
2B – S Castro (8, B Lincoln).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – D Lee 1, K Hill 1, T Colvin 2.
GIDP – K Hill.
Team LOB – 5.
Fielding
E – A Ramirez (8, field).
DP – 1 (M Fontenot-D Lee).
Pittsburgh
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
B. Lincoln (W, 1-2) 7.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 1.35 4.65
J. Hanrahan (H, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.10 4.13
O. Dotel (S, 16) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.40 4.70
Chi Cubs
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
T. Gorzelanny 5.0 4 0 0 3 5 0 1.37 3.14
B. Schlitter 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.38 0.00
A. Cashner (L, 0-3) 0.1 2 2 0 1 0 0 1.36 1.93
S. Marshall 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.05 2.13
B. Howry 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.44 6.15
IBB – R Doumit (by A Cashner).
HPB – D Lee (by B Lincoln).
Pitches-strikes – B Lincoln 93-57; J Hanrahan 9-8; O Dotel 10-6; T Gorzelanny 77-51; B Schlitter 29-18; A Cashner 14-7; S Marshall 13-8; B Howry 10-9.
Ground balls-fly balls – B Lincoln 8-3; J Hanrahan 0-1; O Dotel 0-3; T Gorzelanny 9-1; B Schlitter 3-3; A Cashner 2-1; S Marshall 1-0; B Howry 1-0.
Batters faced – B Lincoln 25; J Hanrahan 3; O Dotel 4; T Gorzelanny 20; B Schlitter 7; A Cashner 5; S Marshall 3; B Howry 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Jerry Meals. 1B–Mark Wegner. 2B–Dan Iassogna. 3B–Dale Scott.

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Keegan Rush

Keegan Rush

Been following Chicago sports for many years. I have ties to Rockford, Illinois however have since been displaced in North Carolina far from Illinois. I am still an avid fan despite the geographical complications in following my teams. I am known as the internet’s #1 Rex Grossman connoisseur

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