SORRY I HAVE NOT KEPT UP WITH THE SCHEDULE AND GAMES
On my end, I kinda have gone through a rough patch with life and what not. I have been pretty busy with more things than keeping up with the Cubbies. The closest I get to anything sports related are my fantasy teams for baseball and football. On the bright sight, at least my fantasy Cubs team is going to the pennant.
It has been almost a month since I entered my last entry for the Cubs, and the team does not look good as we wind down into the last month of baseball. Where we last left off with the series with the Cardinals, the Cubs only walked away with one game from that series in Wrigley. The next series was when Cubs hosted the Washington Nationals, and the Cubbies only walked away with one win in that series as well. When the Cubs went on the road against the Padres and Dodgers, it was the same performance; taking one game out from the series. It wasn’t until the Cubs came home to host the Phillies, where the Cubs took the series after losing the first game coming home. The Cubs entered the month of September after their last win with the Philadelphia and business was back to winning only a game a series against Marlins and Brewers at home. When the Cubs went to go visit the Reds, they took the series against them and moved to Pittsburgh; where they currently are. The Cubs evened the series last night against the Bucs and will continue the series all weekend long.
From the outside looking in, the Cubs have been done since the All Star break. With a record at 63-84, the Cubs have found themselves in last place once again. The hardest thing the Cubs work with is the fact that the Cards, Bucs, and Reds are all contenders for the playoffs. Pittsburgh and St. Louis have gone back and forth with the top of the division; it is inevitable that one of two will grab the first seat in the wild card. Cincinnati has the second ticket for the wild card has stayed there. As for the Cubs, they continue to disappoint in pitching and forcing runs as a contender. As most Cubs fan, I suspect Dale Sveum to be fired at the end of the season. We should have hired Ryne Sanderg when we had the chance, but now Philadelphia has him. Oh well, as the seasons change from summer to fall, I have hung up the Cubs cap and already put on the Bears wear on. Here’s to next year.
In the future, I will go back to writing on a daily basis for the Cubbies. Everything on my end is back to balance, for now. I’m sorry for not keeping my fellow Cubs fans and baseball fans at bay or lingered. I enjoy writing for you!
ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR, GO CUBS GO!
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SECOND SHUTOUT OPENING AGAINST CARDS, CUBS WIN!
One at Busch, and the second at Wrigley. The Cubs successfully shutout the Card in an opening of the series against the rivals. Cubs playing against one of the best teams in the National League enjoy giving them a hard time. Jake Arrieta lead the Cubs to victory yesterday with a strong start lasting seven innings, giving out 2 hits, no runs, and 7 strikeouts. Scoring for the Cubs came right out of the gates, in the bottom of the first Nate Schierholtz hit an RBI single to bring in David DeJesus and Junior Lake. Donnie Murphy followed up with a single of his own to bring in Anthony Rizzo. In the bottom of the fifth, Schierholtz hit a sac fly to bring in Lake for a 4-run lead. In the next inning, Darwin Barney doubled out to bring in Murphy, followed by Arrieta hitting a sac fly to bring in Barney. The Cubs shutout the Cardinals at home to bring White Flag time at Wrigley.
The Cubs will play the Cardinals as the series continues today at 4:05 PM (eastern) with Joe Kelly (3-3, 3.27) for the Cardinals against Travis Wood (7-9, 3.00) for the Cubbies.
GO CUBS GO!
REDS SWEEP IN WRIGLEY IN ANOTHER SHUTOUT, CUBS LOSE
Another tough start for the Cubs, the Reds shut down the North Side the entire series in a scoreless beating. Chris Rusin took the worst of it, lasting six innings and giving out 3 hits, 2 runs, and 3 strikeouts. He was not supported from any runs from the Cubs as the Reds took home the sweep 5-0.
The Cubs have a day off to rethink things over, but will get to host another rival they had privilege beating last time; the St. Louis Cardinals. It will be a tougher series for Jake Arrieta (0-0, 1.50) and the Cubs to hold down the home stand against Jake Westbrook (7-7, 4.11) who is ready to lead the Cards for revenge.
GO CUBS GO!
REDS TAKE GAME IN EXTRAS, CUBS LOSE
A game that seemed a bit more interesting from the night before, but it was the Reds who took the series in the late extra innings in Wrigley Field. Jeff Samardzija can’t catch a break and register a win for the Cubs. He lasted through six innings and gave away 6 hits, 4 runs, and 5 strikeouts in his outing. Cubs kept it even through the game and even forced the extra innings. In the bottom of the second, Nate Schierholtz hit a 2-run homerun to bring home Dioner Navarro to tie the game. As the Reds continue to build their lead, the Cubs crept closer with a home run from Navarro in the bottom of the fourth. By the bottom of the seventh, Donnie Murphy hit a solo shot to tie the lead. As the game went into extra innings, the Reds hit the go ahead run in the top of the eleventh beating the Cubs, 6-4.
The Cubs will finish their series with the Reds in Wrigley Field tomorrow afternoon at 2:20 PM (eastern) with Chris Rusin (2-1, 3.08) going against Bronson Arroyo (10-9, 3.51).
GO CUBS GO!
Opening Series 2000, Chicago Cubs 5 New York Mets 3 at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan.
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LATOS SHUTS DOWN NORTHSIDE, CUBS LOSE
An easy day for Mat Latos, he had an eight inning outing shutting down the Cubs. Travis Wood had the start for the Cubs and had a great consecutive start, however he gave up a 2-run home run to accept the loss. Wood lasted eight innings as well and gave away 4 hits, 2 runs, and 5 strikeouts. Cubs batting did not support Wood as the Cubs received the loss.
CARDS PREVENT THE SWEEP AT HOME, CUBS LOSE
Although the Cubs did not take the sweep, they did beat take the Cardinals in the series at home. Edwin Jackson had the start for the Cubs and had a rough beginning. He lasted five innings and gave away 6 hits, 4 runs, and 2 strikeouts. Even though the Cards struck first, the Cubs kept it interesting. In the top of the third, on a throwing error from Matt Holiday, David DeJesus got to score. In the top of the fourth, Darwin Barney hit an infield single to bring in Welington Castillo. By the top of the sixth, the Cubs even the scored by Starlin Castro bringing in Castillo, followed by Barney bringing in Donnie Murphy. As the game finished off, the Cardinals ran away with the score beating the Cubs 4-8
The Cubs come home to play the Cincinnati Reds in Wrigley Field at 8:05 PM (eastern) with Travis Wood (5-2, 3.04) getting the start for the Cubs against Mat Latos (11-3, 3.21) for the Reds.
GO CUBS GO!
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