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12 games to go.

September 19, 2017

 

My Frendts, Ladies and Gentlemen: hats off to Mike Montgomery. Couldn’t have come at a better time. And how about Wade Davis?

(does anybody miss Aroldis Chapman? Not me, although I appreciate what he did with the Cubs last year).

Yes, tonite the “great” Cubs pitching – and bullpen (!) – showed up, and the crappy ones stayed home. The bats were almost non-existent, but they have been very heated of late….one run was enough.

Since being swept by the Brewers, the Cubs are 7-0. Hard to know which Cubs team is going to show up, but they have been playing really well since the All Star break. This 7 game winning streak couldn’t have come at a better time.

 

….Brewers-Cubs and Brewers-Cards may tell the tale.

Thoughts?

 

 

 

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43-45….31-15.

September 1, 2017

The Cubs are playing much better since the all-star break.

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…shades of K Fucking G!

August 17, 2017

…..sorry, my frendts!

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I didn’t watch the game, but kept up with closing moments on-line. They gagged, but didn’t choke. They live another day.

Something is “off” with this Cubs team. Does the loss of Dexter Fowler have anything to do with it?

 

Wake up….or go to sleep!

August 5, 2017

I’m skeptical that this Cubs team can do it.

Wade Davis has not been “lights out” recently…some of his recent saves were a little too dramatic (for me). He blew a non-save opportunity and lost; a game where they had fought back from a large deficit.

The pitching is inconsistent, at best…as we’ve learned through the years, walks do NOT clog the bases (cue Carl Edwards Jr.). The hitting is inconsistent…chasing bad pitches isn’t going to get it done (cue Javy Baez).

Daniel Murphy. That guy is reminding me of Steve Garvey (barf) . I believe that there are a few here among us who know what I mean…

I had a feeling that the Cubs would “relax” after their series opening drubbing of Arizona. Losing that series was bad enough…if they lose this series to the Nationals, I don’t like their chances of winning the division and making it to the playoffs. I think our good friend ernie previously stated the same.

The standings are tightening up…and everybody is gunning for the 2016 WS champs.

Question. Who is the “clubhouse leader”?

 

“In the big picture of things, I think it’s the long ball this year that makes [my ERA] look worse than it really is” – Justin Grimm

July 24, 2017

Special thanks to our good friend ernie for bringing this to my attention, via Justin Grimm’s BRILLIANT quote:

“In the big picture of things, I think it’s the long ball this year that makes [my ERA] look worse than it really is,” Grimm said.

Uh…ok. But last time I checked, your ERA “is what-it-is”.

http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/45101/who-can-joe-maddon-trust-in-the-cubs-bullpen

One-two-three…go!

So far, so good….

July 19, 2017

The Cubs have won 5 in a row – on the road – since the all-star break.

The bats have come alive. Starting pitching has been better. Quintano was lights out in his debut. Arrieta, Lester and Lackey pitched well. They struggled to hold a couple of leads but prevailed. Davis was “off” last night, but is now 18 for 18 in saves. Tonite, Rondon allowed one hit and struck out the side in the 9th. Hendricks returns soon.

Thoughts?

Buh Bye…

June 30, 2017

Miguel Montero banished from the Cubs (fine with me).  

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/cubs/2017/06/29/theo-epstein-miguel-montero-bad-teammate-explains-cubs-decision/438611001/

Your thoughts?

1-2-3….GO!

June 11, 2017

Not looking good (Cubs).

May 28, 2017

I’m not panicking, as there’s a lot of baseball still to be played…but the 2017 Chicago Cubs are looking less and less like a serious WS contender.

…WS Hangover?

May 1, 2017

I suppose there are some bright spots.

Heyward has improved at the plate and other bats are warming up. But last night’s bullpen meltdown at Fenway,  and Anderson’s “performance” tonite are another matter.

“With everything that happened this month and being on the road a lot, I’ll take what we did right now and get on back home and try to build upon it. There’s not a negative to be found for me.” — Maddon, looking at how the Cubs did in the first month of the season 

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It’s a long season….but what do you think?