Morning Box Score: Cubs Waste Another Garza Gem, Peavy Collapses in KC
By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 20, 2011 2:30PM
For Matt Garza the script was the same as it's been most of the season. Garza was dealing, pitching a four-hit shutout through seven innings, when Cubs manager Mike Quade pulled him for Sean Marshall. Marshall promptly gave up two runs each in the eighth and ninth innings to take the loss. It was the sixth time this season Garza has given up a run or less in at least six inning and had nothing to show for it. Starlin Castro's two-run home run in the first inning accounted for the Cubs scoring.
Jake Peavy had Tyler Flowers as his battery mate last night, which will only fuel speculation that the bad blood between he and AJ Pierzynski remains. Peavy was undone in the sixth inning with Matt Treanor's two-run single. After the game, Peavy stuck with his usual talking points about how well he felt on the mound, but that he just gave up a couple of mistakes. Given that the White Sox' only offense came from RBI singles in the first inning from Carlos Quentin and Alex Rios, there wasn't much margin for error.