June 1, 2011
Things came to a head last night against the Houston Astros, a team the Cubs should be taking behind the woodshed. After taking a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the 8th, closer Carlos Marmol gave up six runs in the top of the ninth, blowing the game for the Cubs. The defeat clinched a series loss against the Astros, and sent the Cubs’ playoff hopes further down the drain.
Starter Carlos Zambrano didn’t take the loss as well as he pitched in the game.