Cubs 6, Pirates 1: Cubs Snap Losing Streak

Not-so-fun fact: the score of today's game (6-1) is the inversion of Ian Snell's record (1-6). Like a lot of starts he's had this year, Snell managed to get through several innings, but he allowed a ton of baserunners and seemed to give up a run every inning. Offensively, Freddy Sanchez went 2-for-3 and Andy LaRoche extended his hitting streak to 11 games by going 1-for-1 with a walk (raising his average to .303), but generally the Bucs had trouble with Sean Marshall and his big-breaking curveball. I'm actually surprised the game lasted long enough for the score to be final--rain was pouring down even in the early innings. After dropping eight in a row, the Cubs are probably pretty thrilled that Mother Nature gave them a hand here.

Some notes:

-P- The Post-Gazette reports that Rene Gayo has convinced Miguel Angel Sano has agreed to participate in a series of exhibition games in mid-June that Gayo is coaching. That sounds tremendously promising.

-P- In the blog, there's also a pretty interesting explanation of some of Nyjer Morgan's positioning issues.

-P- Eric Hacker's second start for Class AAA Indianapolis was pretty nifty.

-P- Robbie Grossman had a Golden Sombrero for West Virginia tonight. Kyle McPherson had a very nice start, though, and the Power won 4-3.

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