Honestly, I was to the point where I didn’t really mind the streak. The last thing we need this season is a bunch of yahoos (read: Tom and Todd Ricketts) getting the idea that this team could compete and trying to hold on to the likes of Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster at the trade deadline.
And frankly, after the (fake) twitter storm that suggested Anthony Rizzo was being called up Sunday night ended in disappointment, seeing how long the streak would go was really the only thing I had left to hold on to. That and the prospect of the #1 pick. Alas, the Cubs can’t even lose properly, which they proved by out-slugging the Padres yesterday.
Left fielder Alfonso Soriano hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning as the Cubs put on their most impressive offensive performance of the season, snapping their 12-game losing streak in an 11-7 win over the Padres.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum admitted the victory wasn’t just one in a 162-game season.
“Let’s not kid yourself. You lose 12 in a row and you finally win … it’s a big relief for all them guys,” Sveum said. “It’s tough. It shows you sometimes how tough it is to win a Major League Baseball game. To lose 12 in a row — hopefully something like that gets everything going.”
Soriano finished with three hits and drove in three of the Cubs’ season-high 11 runs, while Bryan LaHair also had three hits in his first multihit game since May 14.