Two Down, Four to Go
I’m looking at my 2009 Cubs Baseball Schedule. There are 6 full months of baseball in the season, and two of them are gone. Two down, four to go. Excluding October, of course.
So how are things going, 1/3 of the way through the calendar season?
The Cubbies are two games above .500 (25 and 23), with a .521 winning percentage.
Overall, the starting pitching is looking good. When Carlos is not taking a baseball bat to the Gatorade cooler, that is. Randy Wells is a welcome addition to the rotation. Rich Harden’s back may get better. I’d love to see Jake Peavy in a Cubs uniform, but I can live without it.
The Cubs sluggers are batting above .200. Milton Bradley’s three hits yesterday raised his batting average to .223 (although it was under .200 as recently as Tuesday). Derrek Lee and Alfonso Soriano are both hitting .246 at the moment. I feel like all three guys are about to go on a hitting tear in June which will be fun to watch. And if not, there’s always next year.
The relief pitching corps is shaping up. We know who we can count on, and we know who we cannot count on.
The minor league guys are providing some excitement and have been carrying the team at times.
Lou is in a relaxed mode this year. He got his left handed and/or switch hitting influenced lineup, and now he’s cruising along.
Where will this all end? I have good news. The Cubbies will play in October this year! They have one scheduled game with the Pirates and three with Arizona through the 4th of October. So we’ve got that going for us.
Enjoy the rest of the season.