The Cubs' 3-2 Loss To The Giants In Haiku

Jeff Samardzija of the Chicago Cubs reacts after Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants hit a fielder's choice that scored Buster Posey at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Cool day by the Bay
Cubs and Giants play baseball
Cubs have lost a lot

Look! In inning two
Cubs have five hits and score twice
Seems like a mirage

A rare feat takes place
In Cubs' last 83 frames
Scored runs in just 10

Samardzija, called "Shark"
Drove in one of the Cub runs
This is not normal.

Jeff Samardzija's name
Is hard to spell, but fits well
In the haiku form

A Giant hits toward
Alfonso Soriano
Alf can't run; ball falls

Alf will stay a while
Theo says Rizzo won't come
Up just yet; fans frown

Giants load the bags
But the Cubs surprise people
Giving up just one

A surprise happens!
Alf runs and catches a ball
Bet his legs are sore

Shark has walked a lot
Of Giants, and at last they
Tie the score at two

Starlin, remember
That when there are just two outs
Don't run to the bench!

(H/T: Jeff Sullivan of Baseball Nation for the GIF)

Casey Coleman's in
His dad was a Cub once, too
Neither's been that good

The sun has come out
In cloudy San Francisco
The Cubs still can't score

Carlos Marmol time
Rarely ends well for the Cubs
More of the same now

Walks and hits result
The Cubs turn a double play!
But the Giants score.

The Giants had three
The Cubs managed just two runs
And so, a game lost

Eleven in a row
Defeats away from Wrigley
Not since '54

Giants swept the Cubs
Not since 1999
In a four-game set

Three of the four games
Were by one run. Cubs now have
14 such losses

Milwaukee is next
Expect this streak to end there?
Not very likely.

The draft is tonight
The brass will pick the future
Things have to improve

(With all apologies to Ed Nickow and The Cubs In Haiku)

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