After yet another brutal start for Chris Volstad (I seriously can’t BELIEVE this is what we got in exchange for Zambrano), Dale Sveum came as close as he has to teeing off on a player since he said that he was going to bench Darlin’ Starlin and then Theo changed his mind for him:
“Not much has changed, obviously,” Sveum said. “Another big inning. But there was still some hard contact going on before that. His stuff and location wasn’t all that good anyway. … He didn’t really pitch to the game plan either.
“That was a little bit discouraging too. (Catcher Steve Clevenger) got shook off a lot for some reason. So another combination of a lot of things he’s got to learn to work on.”
So we’re not going to have to watch this trainwreck again, right Dale?
“We’ll run him out there again, as of now,” he said. “We’ve just got to stick to our game plan and trust Clevenger back there.”
Am I the only one who read that as “I want to say he’ll never pitch for the Cubs again but I have to check with Theo first?”
Cubs and Braves back at it tonight at 6:10 pm CT on WGN. We’ll be back with a game thread later.
Happy Fourth, Everyone!