One run, no fun - Brewers 11, Cubs 1

Tuesday brought another loss against the Brewers. The Cubs managed only five hits, had three errors, and walked eight (four of those walks went to Lorenzo Cain). It was ugly.

Cubs starter Mike Montgomery had a strong first, walking leadoff man Cain but following with a double play from Christian Yelich. The third out was recoded on a Jesus Aguilar strikeout.

The Cubs struck first with David Bote scoring on a fielding error by Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia in the second to put the Cubs ahead 1-0. The Brewers responded in their half of the second with Ryan Braun scoring on a wild pitch from Cubs starter Mike Montgomery with Wade Miley batting. The inning ended tied at 1-1.

The Brewers added on in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. Hernan Perez scored on a sacrifice fly from Erik Kratz in the fourth, Cain scored on a sac fly from Aguilar in the fifth, and Travis Shaw scored on a single from Domingo Santana. Arcia then scored on a passed ball from Willson Contreras, advancing Santana to second. Santana then came in to score with Montgomery hitting Aguilar with a pitch. The inning ended with the Brewers ahead 6-1.

Anthony Rizzo left the game in the sixth inning with a right foot contusion after fouling a ball off of his foot in the third. Victor Caratini replaced him at first.

Brewers starter Wade Miley was lights out against the Cubs tonight. He went six innings with three hits, one earned run, on walks, and five strikeouts. Conversely, Montgomery lasted four innings for the Cubs, with two hits, two runs (one earned), three walks, and five strikeouts.

The Cubs bullpen was not sharp. Brandon Kintzler, Jorge De La Rosa, Dillon Maples, Brian Duensing, and James Norwood entered the game in that order, each lasting no more than 1.1 innings (Duensing had the longest outing at 1.1). A combined total of six hits and seven runs given up by the ‘pen.

It was all Brewers the rest of the night. Two more runs were added on from a sac fly by Jonathan Schoop and a double from Yelich to bring the score to 9-1.

Addison Russell led off the eighth inning with a single, followed by a groundout from Albert Almora Jr and a swinging strikeout from Tommy La Stella. Terrance Gore got his first at bat with the Cubs and struck out looking to end the inning.

Taylor Davis entered the game in the eighth to catch in place of Contreras, La Stella remained in the game at second, and Ian Happ replaced Kris Bryant in right field.

Could it get worse? Yes. Shaw walked to put the first man on, and Arcia hit a ground rule double to left. Schoop then singled with two outs, scoring Shaw and Arcia and bringing the damage to 11-1. Eric Thames pinch hit and struck out swinging for the final out.

Ian Happ led off the ninth with a double on the first pitch against new reliever Matt Albers. Bote then walked after a nine pitch battle. Norwood bounced into a 6-4-3 double play and the Cubs were down to their final out. Davis recorded the final out after Schoop scooped up a defensive gem and nabbed him at first.

 

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  • As I said earlier today, the Cubs have to execute to win.

    Team laid an egg tonight.

    No cause for panic, team just needs to show up ready to execute better baseball.

  • Nothing to add here. The Magic Number remains at 21.

  • Ugly ugly game with a total lack of execution. Lets salvage one today and head to Washington.

  • Well that one sucked, but we only have to go 14-10 the rest of the way to win 95 games and almost certainly the division which is a .583 clip just under their .587 pace for the entire year so far. The Brewers would have to go 17-6 to beat that mark which is a .739 pace in comparison to their .564 mark for the year. If we win 2 of the 4 remaining with the Crew it will be enough. Get 'em today. Go Cubs!

  • Man...where is Greg Simmons when we need him?

  • In reply to Gingerbread Man:

    Clearly he's rooting for the cubs for a change considering these brewers wins are hurting his beloved cardinals playoff chances lol ;)

  • Probably the only pitcher who pitched in this game to make the playoff roster is Montgomery. The other guys are just filler for these types of games.

  • Not sure what to say after the last two games.

  • I hope this game isn't indicative of the 2018 playoff Cubs. That was hard to watch, with all the excitement of a little-league game.

  • Haven't seen this mentioned here, but man Contreras is hard to watch. Feels like he hasn't hit a ball hard since the All Star game.
    But more than his hitting, I can't stand watching him catch. Yes, he has maybe the best arm in baseball. But a lot of people were complaining Montgomery wasn't getting the same zone as Miley... that's on Willson. He receives the ball like he doesn't know what pitch is coming. Several times last night. In the 1st inning Montgomery threw an 0-2 fastball at the knees to Yelich and it almost went to the backstop. I'm not one for diagnosing any attitude or psychological stuff, but he looks completely disinterested on both sides of the ball. He's costing them runs. I'd sit him for a couple days at this point. The drop off to Caratini won't even be noticeable.

  • In reply to Kramerica20:

    I agree. Something is definitely wrong with Willy. Give him some rest.

    Also, I am of the opinion that we need to move Monty back to the pen. I know he wants to start but I don't have a lot of faith in the lefty's down there anymore and as evidence last night, Joe can't bring in Cischek, Edwards and Chavez every day. Don't really have an answer for who to start in his place, I just think the team is better with Monty in the pen.

  • In reply to KJRyno:

    Agree. I think he is more valuable to the team in that role than a starter. We all know he wants to start so bad, but I hope Joe sticks him in the pen.

  • In reply to rbrucato:

    Once the playoffs start Montgomery will move to the pen

  • In reply to Kramerica20:

    Agree on Contreras, has almost completely fallen off the table in comparison to last year. It shouldn’t be the grind of the season but maybe it did catch up to him, he doesn’t seem hurt or dinged up.
    The offense is what has surprised me.....he hasn’t hit a ball hard in a longgggggg time.

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    In reply to Kramerica20:

    I'm getting tired of watching him stab at almost every pitch. If he would quit doing that, we'd get more strikes called. And offensively he can't hit a ball in the air to save his life. He's a groundball machine, especially with runners on base.

  • In reply to Wrigley0923:

    Yeah he punches the ball out of the zone. Watching him try to catch Maples was painful (although corralling that wild stuff would be hard for anyone). It's so frustrating watching opposing catchers get borderline pitches with soft hands, and Willson either moves the ball way off the plate, or over-frames it.

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    In reply to Kramerica20:

    Yep. I never really understood the framing hype until recently. I now understand Molina's reply to Willson comment earlier in the season.

  • In reply to Wrigley0923:

    Catchers have been framing for decades.
    This is not a new phenomenon

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    In reply to WaitUntilNextYear:

    I just never heard much about framing til a couple years ago. Sry I'm not on pace with your baseball knowledge and snarky replies. Much appreciated.

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    In reply to WaitUntilNextYear:

    And to further reply to your snarky comment about catchers framing for years, how about you mention the massive drop in good home plate umpires calls the past few years? And how do the umps get graded on a different strike zone than the players strike zone? How come they aren't the same? I would just like to hear your expertise on that. Please respond.

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    In reply to WaitUntilNextYear:

    Or is that a new phenomenon you have no idea about? And yes, I am calling you out.

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    In reply to WaitUntilNextYear:

    Well, I'm just going to think it's not an old phenomenon since you have no reply. Thank you, may I have another.

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    In reply to Kramerica20:

    Which is why a lot of us were calling for a veteran catcher during the winter to at least mentor Willson on how to frame better. I firmly believe he has the ability, just needs to work on it.

    Then they didn't get one other then Chris Gimenez. I was even looking forward to him coming up, but his bat was so terrible and his impact even helping Willson seemed minimal. So then it was up to adding someone during the season or at the deadline, that came n go. They added Bobby Wilson. Not sure how much he can help, but I guess its better then nothing.

    We need to bring David Ross back and make him catching coordinator.

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    In reply to Wrigley0923:

    I'm not usually one to complain about players, but Russell is just as hard to watch. He can't hit a beach ball & his defense seems to be getting worse by the day. The injuries and off the field issues are getting old. They just seem like excuses for him sucking, which is seeming like the real problem. Watching Happ play seems painless, compared to Russell. I'd rather see Murphy at 2b, atleast he can hit the ball.

  • In reply to Wrigley0923:

    I disagree about his defense, last night notwithstanding, but yeah... Russell has been such a disappointment. His performance usually comes with the caveat of some nagging injury, which has grown to feel like an excuse. Even if it's true, staying healthy is part of being a good player. He's a complete non-factor at the plate. Really hard to say because I've always been super high on him, but he has become my least favorite Cub.

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    In reply to Kramerica20:

    I guess my point is that he's okay on defense, not the great defender we all thought he would be. That's why I'm hoping a change of scenery might be good for him. I would push hard for Machado, and try to find a good defensive only backup in case Javy gets injured.

  • In reply to Wrigley0923:

    I think Russell needs to be completely removed from consideration to be in the lineup moving forward unless there's a dramatic turnaround at the plate soon. I'm willing to sacrifice defense with the way he's hitting. The guy hasn't been hitting all season long and with his injuries and overall poor form over an extended sample size, I think it's hard to expect a turnaround. We lose a lot on defense with Murphy but he's also one of our 2-3 best hitters and we need the bat because Kris Bryant may not be Kris Bryant for the remainder of this season. His absence in the lineup was felt last night in my view.

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    That's the conundrum faced by Joe and his coaching staff. Do you sit Russell because his bat is hurting the team, or do you play him hoping he'll get hot in time for the playoffs? Same with Contreras and anyone else on the team that's underachieving. I'm not sure it will get any better until some changes are made this offseason.

  • In reply to Cliff1969:

    Agreed it's also tough balancing what's in the best interests of these young players development as well but at least in my eyes at this late point development needs to be scrapped for playing the lineups that give you the best chances to win. Contreras we just have to live with he's a better overall catcher and hitter than Caratini and we may just need to accept that the home runs aren't coming though at least he gets on base at a decent mark still. Russell though I think he looks almost helpless at the plate right now and the simple fact is Murphy needs to play he's one of our 2-3 best players right now in my eyes along with Baez and Rizzo

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    Not true before Javy stepped on his thumb Russell was hitting in the .280 level. Since then he can’t hit or maybe he can’t hold the bat., but he is dreadful currently.

  • In reply to stix:

    Respectively even before the injury he was a fortunate singles hitter that was due for regression based on his low line drive and hard hit rates. Now with the injuries he surely shouldn't be in the lineup especially when that takes Murphy out of the game. If he can hit like the 2016 Russell then he's clearly a starter but he's shown nothing at the plate since that 2016 season. And I have some 1st hand knowledge from a guy that's close with a number of players on the team that leads me to believe that he has the worst approach to his job work ethic wise on the entire roster. I'm a very patient fan but due to some of the things I know about Russell as a person regarding his work habits and extra-curricular activities I personally don't believe that Russell will ever reach the upside that many scouts had for him as a prospect. I think he's just satisfied to take the perks that come with being a major league baseball player and I don't want to disclose my source but long story short I question how motivated he is to be a great player. And in any event even if he's our starter going into next year he's just not as good as Murphy especially against playoff caliber pitching and definitely shouldn't be splitting time with him given his injuries and general struggles this season. If Russell is in the lineup I'd prefer it to be at KB or Bote's expense given KB's injury.

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    I've probably been the most outspoken critic in here about Russell. I just don't see how anyone can justify him being in the lineup over Murphy from this point forward. Javy has been playing a very good SS and Murphy's bat is far superior. Point blank, the Cubs are a better team with Murphy in the lineup.

    Russell has been completely frustrating as he has a few hot streaks over-ridden with cold spells for 4 years now which have made him a .245ish hitter who's power has dwindled to where his SLG nearly matches his OBP (and his OBP is nothing to get excited about). Essentially he's Larry Bowa - a singles hitting 8 hole hitter with good hands and a weak arm. He's as far from the Larkin comps as one could get. It's disappointing as I expected a Correa or Lindor based on reports and prospect rankings.

    Now, as I have said, I root for the jersey and when he provides offense the Cubs are unstoppable. It's just that he has not provided any significant offense for quite some time now. He needs to sit and give way to a real pro hitter in Murphy.

    I owe "Waittilnextyear" a cold one because I told him there was no way I could see Russell starting another game before a playoff spot was clinched. Thanks Joe! :-)

  • In reply to rbrucato:

    Yeah I'm with you Rbucato for me benching Russell isn't even just about him Murphy's bat is just too valuable right now to keep out of the lineup besides for occasional rest days I don't think this should even be a conversation it's blatantly obvious Murphy needs to play basically every game. The fact is Kris Bryant may not be himself the rest of the year and that only makes our need for another bat greater. And in my case I was actually a Russell advocate and defender throughout the years in the past as I felt that if he could repeat his 2016 production with a little bit higher average and OBP then that's a really nice player for a SS. But the more I've learned about Russell throughout the years the more I think his recent decline isn't simply because he was mis-evaluated by scouts talent wise or because league figuring him out. There's a maturity issue here in how dedicated Russell is to improving himself in his profession and maybe he's just a little immature and becomes a late bloomer but these character issues are what makes me skeptical that we're gonna see any drastic improvement from him moving forward with his hitting although I'm rooting for him and I hope he proves me wrong. In any event though for the 2018 season given his season long hitting struggles especially since his recent injuries he needs to be a late inning defensive replacement who spells Kris Bryant and Bote from time to time I don't think he should play this season for the most part. I don't believe it's an accident that we've barely lost a game with Murphy in the lineup all year I'm not saying Murphy won those games by himself but he clearly is a big presence in our lineup as currently constructed with the way he approaches his AB's

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    In reply to rbrucato:

    We, including myself, have been talking crap about Russell's defense. But he's ranked like 4th or 5th in DRS at SS according to bleacher report. Is that correct? Or is that because he was better the 1st half? Idk.

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    In reply to rbrucato:

    I'm not saying his defense is bad. It's just most of the time I see him play, he seems to make an error on a play. I usually watch every game during the season.

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    In reply to rbrucato:

    Are you saying we can trade him for the next Ryne Sandberg, lol?

  • In reply to rbrucato:

    That was Ivan DeJesus. LOL!!!!

  • I can only hope the cubs get hot if they make it to october but man this team has played the same for 6 months, inconsistent pitching,defense and offense. they've been blown out several times this season. The first 2 weeks of the season they would win one then lose one for the 1st like 18-20 games. That may be who the 2018 cubs are they can't go on a run like the cards did(won 18 of 22) because they are too inconsistent.The brewers have beat the cubs in I believe 5 out the last 6 games, they should feel like they can take the division right now. The cubs are playing with no urgency

  • In reply to bolla:

    I think our inconsistencies are due to rearranging the lineup so often. The teams that have the long streaks are the ones who play mostly a steady lineup. If they do change the lineup, it is only 1 or 2 players. Otherwise, they mostly go with their best lineup most of the time. As in the service, you get to know your buddies and their tendencies and you trust them as expected. You notice the difference right off when a new man is next to you and you feel your responsibilities are increased because you do not know what to expect from the new guy next to you, no matter how good he is.

  • In reply to clarkAddson:

    By saying that though you're implying that this team should have more wins than it does and yet their Pythagorean record is in lockstep with their actual record (82 wins vs an expected 81.6). That shows that they are playing exactly to their talent. Keeping in mind that this team has played without Bryant, who was their best player going into the season, for 2.5 months over 2 DL stints, the complete failure of one starting pitcher, and the nearly season long loss of the pitcher who was signed to be their ace. I think the fact that this team is on pace to win 95-97 games is absolutely remarkable given those facts. They play multiple lineups because they play matchups and try to keep everyone rested. That may not be your cup of tea but the record shows that it has been successful.

  • In reply to TC154:

    Oh, and I didn't even include losing their closer in July. I think this is by far Joe's best year managing this team given the difficulties.

  • In reply to TC154:

    Maddon didn't move the players around as much in 2015 when they won the WS. You can't convince me that KB (after sitting out so long) isn't affected right now by playing 3B and the outfield and Happ playing all over the place. As shaky as they both are it has to take away from their offense. Some people can handle it better than others but they are not all the same. I played ball until I was 50 years old and played on some real good teams. At the peak of my baseball playing career, I played all over the field and before each game I tried to visualize playing the position I was assigned and I know it definitely affected my hitting.

  • In reply to TC154:

    I didn't say they would have more wins. I said I believe that is why they are so inconsistent. They could be more consistent and still have more or less wins. BTW tell me what your Pythagorean record says about who will win the WS and lets find out if it is as accurate as you think it is. You also failed to take into account of adding Hamels and Murphy along with others or you don't think they made a difference

  • In reply to clarkAddson:

    Of course Hamels and Murphy have made a difference but the latter has been a Cub for 2 weeks and the other just over a month. The adversity has been enormous was my point. You want to look at a parallel look at Washington who had similar injury issues and hey are 2 games under .500 while the Cubs are 25 games over. If you're saying they're inconsistent you are saying they should have won more games because otherwise why does consistency matter? Tampa Bay is 11 games over .500, rotates it's lineup to matchups and uses "openers" instead of starters for 2 spots in their rotation and yet they've had a very successful season and would be a contender in the NL. My point is who cares how consistent they are? The only thing that matter is winning and this team does that.

  • In reply to TC154:

    That's fine TC but all I said is I believe their inconsistencies are somewhat due to changing the lineup en masse daily. You are the one "putting words in my mouth" which has nothing to do with what I said.

  • To make matters worse, the cubs face chacin who has shut them down and not allowed 1 run in the two match ups this season and they'll have hader and jeffries available.That's why I was so upset about mondays loss, that could be a critical loss. It's the difference between a team being demoralized and 6 games out and now being energized and potentially 2 games out after today with 3 more next week.

    These are crucial games at this point of the season and the way the cubs are playing is disappointing vs a team that has been on their heels for 2 seasons now.

  • In reply to bolla:

    Chacin is having a really good year but I think he's very beatable esp for a good cubs lineup in a way I'd rather face him than any tough lefty, the cubs just seem exposed against lefties right now with Bryant not himself and Contreras forgetting the launch angle concepts he learned from last year. The cubs seem much better against righties right now. Chacin is locked in and having an outstanding year but the cubs lineup is still no regular lineup although they have been against this Milwaukee staff. Give ex cubs minor league pitching coodinator Derek Johnson credit he's really getting the most out of a brewer staff with somewhat limited talent with their starting pitching. He really seems to have Wade Miley and Chacin in the best forms of their career.

  • In reply to bolla:

    Although I admit despite my skepticism about the guys talent in general he's clearly been proving me wrong all year so maybe I'm just underestimating a guy that's in the midst of a breakout year

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    Miley shut the cubs down in 2016 when he was on the mariners, it was at wrigley 7 innings 9 k's 1 er 1 walk, what's crazy is entering that start mileys era was 5.23.The cubs destroyed him last year in baltimore but I specifically remember his start at wrigley in 2016 he dominated the cubs.

  • In reply to bolla:

    Agreed. Monday was a heartbreaker, partly because of the bad matchups yesterday and today. Should have ended the Brewers season. The game was mismanaged and poorly-played. Because of the way the schedule shakes out, for the first time in 3 seasons I've got some concerns about whether the Cubs are winning their division.

  • In reply to Kramerica20:

    I think they'll hang on to win the division. It's the NLDS I'm concerned about.

  • In reply to Kramerica20:

    Yup, that's why magic # countdowns are too premature imo. The cubs may have to play the wc game, they still have to go to washington and face strasburg and schrezer and to arizona who is the middle of a tight nl west race that they may need to win to make the postseason.

  • In reply to Kramerica20:

    You know I've advocated that these aren't the brewers of the past Kramerica this is a whole new group and the organizations past failings have nothing to do with this current team. I think a lot of cub fans are wired to underestimate milwaukee and overestimate stl and I think maybe even Maddon and this cubs team overlooked this brewer team and needed a wake up call as illustrated by the fact they've only seen lester once. This is a serious team in my eyes maybe the 3rd best team in the NL behind the dodgers and cubs and Maddon needs to start planning our rotation accordingly with the magnitude of these head to head games. But win or lose tonight with a questionable Rizzo I still would take the cubs roster over the brewers roster any day and I think the next series in Wrigley where we'll be throwing Hendricks and lester at them is gonna go differently then this series. Even if we lose tonight we still have a 2 game lead while we're getting closer to finishing off that 23 games straight stretch. Definitely not ideal that this cubs team is making their lives difficult down the stretch but they've always elevated their level of play as the stakes get higher. This is a tougher division then it's been in years past and I'm not surprised that our rival teams aren't gonna let us run away with it

  • In reply to kkhiavi:

    I mean, I think the Brewers are a legitimately good team. I do still think both STL and MIL are playing over their heads (though STL does almost every year so that's another discussion...). My concern with the Cubs wrapping this up has more to do with their own schedule than with whether Milwaukee is an elite team. I'd take the Cubs over any roster in the NL without batting an eye. But they've got to go to WAS and face Scherzer, on the tail end of a 3 week stretch with no breaks, and then they get MIL at home. And after a break you go out to ARI, where the Cubs never play well, and have to take on probably the best SP staff in the league. Even when they come back they get the invigorated White Sox pitching staff. This last stretch is going to be a tough grind.

  • In reply to Kramerica20:

    Yes the Cubs have a tough schedule to play out. I'm not that concerned about the Nats, even with Scherzer and Strasburg, as I wanna see us continue to grind against these good pitchers. Going to play in AZ is actually my biggest concern, for the same reasons you mention, they have good pitching, but more-so that the Cubs never play well there.

    A note about this Cubs team and our playoff experienced players for 3 years now, and also Joe Maddon. These guys are pros and don' t let all the bad thoughts, issues, or poor periods of play get the best of them. They are great at letting the past go and worrying about today. Even with all the newly acquired players that have come over in the last month and a half, I've heard many of them comment on how strong this club house is (some saying it's by far the best in the league) and how well they go about overcoming adversity time and time again. There's really no way to measure that, and really sounds stupid for me to say I have faith in them getting the job done, down the stretch, just because of that, but that is one of the huge differences between them and the Brewers, Cardinals, or Dbacks, who all are our toughest matchups for the remainder of the season.

  • In reply to Cubber Lang:

    The Cubs could play .500 ball from here on out and still win this thing by a couple of games. Based on how they've played for the past two months does anyone think they're only going to go .500? Plus to do that Milwaukee would have to play nearly .700 ball and the Cardinals a bit more than that. My concern simply isn't the regular season and hasn't been for weeks. I do want them to head into the playoffs playing their best ball though, but even more importantly the components of pitching, offense and defense to be more or less clicking at the same time. Do that and we're going the NLCS again.

  • In reply to TC154:

    Ha! I'm the opposite. I'm more concerned with the regular season. If they win the division, I like them to go to the World Series. You're right though, if they go 12-12, the Brewers have to go 15-7 to pass them. It makes me feel a little better, but the Cubs' schedule is rough and the Brewers' is cake.
    In my mind, one of the biggest factors for the Cubs' pennant hopes is locking up the best record in the league. Awarding themselves the opportunity to play the WC winner, and to forego their ace until game 3, is such a huge advantage over having to take on the set-up rotation of a fellow division winner.

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    In reply to Kramerica20:

    Cubs have to win the division just to avoid the winner take all WC game where I could easily see them lose. They have no lights out Jake to put the team on his back or even a lockdown bullpen rt now.

    I am not throughly concerned about playing the Cards/Brewers in the 1st round ( long as its not a WC game). Neither of those 2 teams have " an ace" that your frightened of. If the Dodgers or Dbacks are the WC team, then that changes things as both teams have TOR arm(s).

    If the Cubs are playing to their ability, I just think in a short series, the cubs can beat the Brewers or Cardinals and in a 7 game series, I think they could beat any team in the NL. 1 game playoff is where the lack of a true ace and disappearing offense can help us.

    Today is as must win as a game where your in 1st place in early Sept can be.

  • In reply to TC154:

    Yeah, I'm not really concerned about us and our playoff chances. But I'm not gonna take the Brewers or Cardinals lightly. I fully expect the Cubs to keep winning 2 out of 3 (barring this current series) and get to roll into the postseason with some good rest for the final week of the season. In a little way though, I'm more concerned if we have to play the winner of a Brewers and Cardinals wild card matchup (if they end up as the wild card teams) in a short 5 game series. A couple cold offense-less Cubs games in a 5-game series can really do us in. If the NLDS was a 7-game series, I wouldn't even be bringing this up.

  • Arizona’s remaining schedule is brutal....wouldn’t want to be them.

    The game last night was terrible for the Cubs, nothing worked. Monty had no command, the rest of the B squad of the bullpen sucked, Rizzo got dinged, and they didn’t hit spit. Tough to watch.

    3-3 so far on the trip...

  • Off topic but shonei ohtani needs tommy john!!! Noooooo

  • In reply to bolla:

    Ohtani had another mri today that revealed more damage to his ucl.Angels recommended tj surgery, tough news I liked watching the kid play now he won't be back until late 2020.

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    In reply to bolla:

    That’s really a shame. What a talent. The good part of this is that he’s young enough to recover and have a long career.
    That probably means we won’t see him until 2020.

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