Friday night wasn’t just another low-point in the Cubs’ disappointing season. Instead, the Rockies’ 12-runs on 13-hits in the bottom of the eighth sank the Cubs to new lows.
Colorado’s 17-total runs are the most the Cubs have allowed against any opponent in 2010. As are the 12-runs in the eighth for the most runs allowed in any inning this season. The Rockies’ 11-consecutive hits in the eighth also set a MLB record.
Sean Marshall, who’s been nothing short of terrific, allowed five earned runs in the eighth. Andrew Cashner, meanwhile, coughed up six-runs on six-hits without recording an out.
It was the train wreck of the season, which explains, perhaps, why I watched the entire inning unfold. I couldn’t believe what I was watching, and I couldn’t turn away from it, either.
But for those who were fortunate, or smart enough, to tune out, here’s a recap…share my pain, Cubs fans!
Bottom of 8:
- Barmes doubled to left.
- Mora pinch-hitting for R.Betancourt.
- Mora singled to right, Barmes to third.
- Fowler struck out.
- Spilborghs pinch-hitting for S.Smith.
- Spilborghs struck out.
- C.Gonzalez singled to right, Barmes scored, Mora to second.
- Tulowitzki doubled to left, Mora scored, C.Gonzalez to third.
- Hawpe doubled to center, C.Gonzalez scored, Tulowitzki scored.
- Iannetta tripled to center, Hawpe scored.
- Stewart homered to right, Iannetta scored.
- Barmes singled to right.
- Mora doubled to center, Barmes scored.
- Fowler homered to right, Mora scored.
- Spilborghs singled to center.
- C.Gonzalez singled to center, Spilborghs to second.
- Tulowitzki doubled to center, Spilborghs scored, C.Gonzalez scored.
- Hawpe walked on four pitches.
- Iannetta walked on a full count, Tulowitzki to third, Hawpe to second.
- Stewart flied out to center.
Runs: 12, Hits: 13