Well, it looks like no one is writing this morning so I will. Short and sweet, more as a place for today’s conversation than to say anything profound. The Cubs won. It wasn’t easy. Javier Baez and Willson Contreras helped. They still can’t score a run unless someone hits a home run. They have no remaining reliable bull pen options after Wade Davis’ two not-easy innings last night so everyone else better be prepared to pitch complete games. Tonight’s game is at 7:00’ish Central. Jose Quintana vs Clayton Kershaw. I was VERY ready for this to be over so I’m […]
Yesterday I broke down what the Cubs pitchers needed to do in order for us to get back into, and even win this series against the Dodgers. Yes, pitching and defense win championships. But so does being disciplined at the plate and not looking like a fool on every pitch that you see. Is it me or does every other team look like they know what they are doing at the plate other than the Cubs? Starting with Yu Darvish tonight, the Cubs need to have the right mindset at the plate and get the bats going. Jon Jay: Mr. […]
I agree, our pen is not what it was last year. Our post-season team Batting Average, well, it’s bobbing around below the Mendoza Line. Hell, our manager is making weird decisions and in many ways I can’t blame him. The runway is very short this post-season and errors in judgement are far easier to run into than they were last year. We aren’t much further off than we were last season though. A quick look back will serve you well.
Pitchers are on the mound and their job is to get the hitters out. In order to get the hitters out, they must throw strikes. Here is how the Cubs can overcome the 2-0 deficit and it starts with our guys on the mound.