The Streak Ends
Hello, Cub fans!
It has been a while since I have written. I’ll get you up to speed: New Dad, New Job, New House! Now that we have caught up, let’s talk Cubbies!
Over the next few Mondays I will sum up the week and the Cubs current playoff hopes, while setting up the week ahead! This quick little guide will help you (if you need it) stay sharp on the nitty gritty as we get closer to the postseason.
Current Position: 1st Place in the NL Central, 3.5 games up on Milwaukee,
Magic Number: 23
Games left: 26
Record from the past week: 6-1
Star of the Week:
Anthony Rizzo: Not only did he get to the 30/30/100 mark for the 3rd straight season, he continued his TORRID stretch going 10-22 with another 8 RBIs. MVP??
Coming up Next:
4 games at Pittsburgh, 3 with Milwaukee
Monday – Jake “The Snake” Arrieta
Tuesday – Kyle “The Professor” Hendricks
Wednesday – Jose “Q” Quintana
Thursday – Jon Lester
Friday – John Lackey
Saturday – Jake Arrieta
Sunday – Kyle Hendricks
Game of the week:
Friday, September 8th: John Lackey vs TBD- The first ever Friday night game at Wrigley Field! No matter how mad Milwaukee is about this game, it is awesome for the city of Chicago.
Picks to Click:
1.) Anthony Rizzo- Anthony is coming off of a torrid August, and does not seem to be slowing down in September. With a big series vs. Pittsburgh under his belt last week, look for him to continue to click.
2.) Kyle Hendricks – Jake Arrieta is getting the attention, but “The Professor” has been teaching class since returning from injury. Lester has not been himself this season, so having him be solid in his 2 starts this week will be key.
What record are you looking the Cubs have by weeks end?
Tune in next week for more playoff push action!!