Cubs Lose To Tigers 8-4

What this season feels like: David DeJesus of the Chicago Cubs slides in the dirt near the right field wall trying to catch a triple hit by Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

I have been sitting here racking my brains trying to write an interesting recap of one of the more nondescript games of the season, the Cubs' 8-4 loss to the Tigers Wednesday night.

Don't worry. Themed recaps are coming back, soon. But for now, I think I'm going to ask you to write the recap of this game.

Facts you can use:

  • Matt Garza pitched pretty well until the sixth inning, when he gave up four runs. A Joe Mather error didn't help. Oh, and Garza actually laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt... on the first pitch. He also managed to throw a ball to first base for an out, but it might have helped that he got almost knocked down by it first.
  • The Cubs had lots of hits in the first five innings. Not so many (just two) in the last four. At one point Detroit pitchers retired 12 straight Cubs.
  • Detroit's Jhonny Peralta had a chance to make a little history in the ninth inning; he had singled, doubled and tripled in that order, and a home run would have made for a "natural cycle". Instead, Carlos Marmol walked him. Thanks, Carlos. (And what's with the spelling "Jhonny"? Have always wondered about that.)
  • The Tigers' Brennan Boesch hit a home run and also made a spectacular diving catch of a David DeJesus line drive.
  • Bryan LaHair might need a day off. He doubled, but struck out three times for the second straight game.
  • The game had the largest tickets-sold total of the season, 41,326.

Well. I see I've pretty much written the recap after all, but maybe you can do better. Have at it in the comments. The preview for Thursday's afternoon contest will post at 11:30 a.m. CDT.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bleed Cubbie Blue

You must be a member of Bleed Cubbie Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleed Cubbie Blue. You should read them.

Join Bleed Cubbie Blue

You must be a member of Bleed Cubbie Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleed Cubbie Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker