Do-It-Yourself Cubs/Reds Recap

Write your own caption. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

In the past, I've posted recaps to Cubs games that have drop-down menus so that you can choose your own "Mad Libs" version of the recap.

It has gotten to the point now, with the Cubs' seventh straight loss last night, 8-2 to the Reds, that I'm really running out of ways to write recaps. Every game seems about the same; the Cubs either take an early lead or stay competitive, then a Cubs player

a) makes a baserunning mistake

b) commits a fielding error that allows multiple runs to score, or

c) allows a three-run homer

... and that just about does it for the day.

There aren't really enough fun facts from last night's defeat to do one of those drop-down recaps. So instead of me writing a recap for this game, I'm going to let you do it. After the jump, I'll post some facts about the game; you write your recap in the comments.

Ground rules:

  • no profanity
  • try to wrap it all around a theme of some kind
  • try to put some positive spin on it
  • Add a photo caption (that's Brad Snyder on the left, if you didn't recognize him, and few do)
  • did I mention: NO PROFANITY

Have fun with this. It's about all the fun we have left.

Game facts for your recap:

  • Matt Garza yanked after four innings, 81 pitches; allowed only his second HR of the year
  • Jeff Samardzija gave up a three-run homer to Jonny Gomes that turned a 4-2 game into a 7-2 game
  • Carlos Pena got caught too far off first base and was tagged out to end the third inning; Pena did drive in one of the two runs
  • Kosuke Fukudome had three hits
  • Blake DeWitt had three hits, but also botched at least one outfield play. DeWitt and Fukudome were the only Cubs with extra-base hits
  • Aramis Ramirez made an error, leading to an unearned run
  • Tyler Colvin is 0-for-19 since his recall and 0-for-his-last-31 overall; he hasn't had a hit since April 28 and has just two walks in that time
  • Drew Stubbs' HR off Garza was his seventh off Cubs pitching, the most he has hit against any team
  • John Grabow threw an inning of scoreless relief

There are your game facts. Stay within the lines and play nice. I'll be looking forward to reading your game recaps.

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