Cubs heading towards the break on a positive note…(so far).

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Javier Baez steals home again as Cubs rally for sixth straight comeback win

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24000138/javier-baez-steals-home-again-chicago-cubs-rally-6th-straight-comeback-win

The bats have come alive (Chili Davis appears to be an upgrade). Lester is pitching like an ace. Bullpen has been better of late.

If the pitching staff gets healthy and settles down, I like their chances. Milwaukee is playing well but they have to prove that they can go the distance.

Hoping that Hendricks returns to a better form, and that Darvish doesn’t turn out to be a bust.

My frendts, what do you think?

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6 Responses to “Cubs heading towards the break on a positive note…(so far).”

  1. Pie in the Sky Says:

    It’s hard to say with this team. They’re inconsistent. I’d expect them to turn it up a notch in September. I’m not worried about Milwaukee; they’ve always fallen back during the latter months. Alot of Milwaukee depends on how well their starters hold up and whether Freddy Peralta is legit or a gimmicky pitcher who’ll get hammered down the line.

    Can Clayton Kershaw re-gain form? What about the entire Nationals club? Are the Braves and Phillies for real? Can’t forget about them Diamondbacks.

    HFA throughout NL playoffs would really help them. I feel a lot of our hitters have matured and are better than previous seasons (e.g. Baez, Almora, even Heyward). If Rizzo and Bryant can pick up the pace after slow first halves, I do like our chances in the pennant. But like I said, they’ve been inconsistent.

  2. genrebuster Says:

    …if they can’t beat the Reds, they’re toast. WTF?

  3. dvxprime Says:

    The whole National League-all three divisions-is actually competitive going into the All-Star break. Will it continue into the second half? Not likely, but if it does, the Cubs are gonna be in the fight of their lives this year.

    Good Lord, the Cubs starters need to step it up.

  4. Dave Says:

    Hendricks was brilliant last night, could have had a complete game if we got another run across, but the bats went to sleep. The Cubs are only slightly off pace of the 2016 season at this point, I think they have 1-2 more losses than that year at this time. Starters need to get healthy and solid, bullpen is good but it could tighten up some. Wouldn’t mind another good lefty reliever before the trade deadline. I don’t see Machado coming here even if his friend Almora tries to push the issue.

  5. Erniesarmy Says:

    Cubs need another starting pitcher…bad! And, they have got to figure out how to win these extra inning games. Lost to the Giants in extras again 5-4 today. If they can get Darvish back in some form, and he can regain his status, they have a chance. But, they are such an inconsistent bunch that I just don’t know. I think September 9th will tell the tale. That will be the end of one of their longest road trips of the season. If they come out of that 6-4 or, better yet, 7-3, then I think they will make the playoffs if not win the Division.

  6. dvxprime Says:

    My wishes for the Cubs for the rest of the season:

    1) Starters, set-up men, closers: I don’t care about 100 mph fastballs and 20 strikeout games. 27 outs is 27 outs. I don’t care if it’s 20 grounders, 6 pop flies, and a lone called third strike: just get the friggin’ twenty seven outs.

    2) I think the Cubs had a half-dozen batters with 20 plus homers last year. Chicks dig the ground ball, but not if you strike out with the bases loaded. More safely hits with runners in scoring position; stop leaving a village of baserunners on base, guys.

    3) Three up and three down. RBI singles. That is all.

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