Playoff Push – Part 2
Well…this was not the best week.
Cubs are up 2 games on BOTH St. Louis and Milwaukee…
Magic Number: 18
Moments that Mattered:
Monday – Cubs lose 12-0. This game captures the emotional low of watching Arrieta leave with a hamstring strain. As of now, the latest info has Arrieta missing 2 starts.
Tuesday- Cubs lose 4-3, Edwards blows Hendricks gem. Edwards had only given up 1 run in previous 12 appearances.
Friday – Sunday – The Cubs are swept by 2nd Place Milwaukee, making the division up for grabs.
The Week Ahead:
Monday – Off
Tuesday- Mets, Quintana vs Gsellman
Wednesday- Mets, Lester vs Harvey
Thursday- Montgomery vs Lugo
Friday- Lackey vs Martinez
Saturday- Hendricks vs TBD
Sunday- Quintana vs TBD
Keys to the Week:
Ultimately, the Cubs need to find the bats. This weekend, they went quiet at the worst time. On top of that, health is going to be the most important. Contreras has been activated, so hopefully that is the jolt they need. Baseball is a game of runs. If you ask the Dodgers, they know they are better than their current run. This team has the talent to make a special run. The question is: Do they have it in them?
We will see.