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Game 63 – The Reds Own Wrigley

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Reds 2, Cubs 1

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To paraphrase the great philosopher Pedro Martinez, it might be time for the Cubs to just tip their hats and call the Reds their daddies. It sickens me to say it, but Cincinnati has won their last twelve games at Wrigley Field. They sort of own the Friendly Confines these days, and it doesn’t seem like there’s much the Cubs can do about it.

Wednesday’s loss wasn’t another lop-sided failure like Tuesday’s 12-2 embarrassment. Instead, it was a relative pitchers’ duel, with Travis Wood and Mike Leake both throwing well deep into the game. It really came down to a few well-timed hits, and the Cubs just couldn’t put together enough of them. In fact, they only managed three hits for the afternoon–meager production that made for a short, impressive day for the Reds’ pitching staff.

In the ten games since their five-game winning streak, the Cubs have gone 2-8, scoring a measly seven runs combined in those games. Translation: I don’t have a lot to say that would be worthwhile about this game or this team right now. There are times when we lose games by getting spectacularly out-pitched or out-hit by an overwhelming opponent. When the other team is that much better than ours, it’s easy to let those losses roll off your back.

Wednesday’s game was not one of those.

  • LVCubFan

    I have Mike Leake, Homer Bailey, and Mat Latos on my fantasy team. Am I a horrible Cubs fan that I’m glad I might get a W from all of them this week? With Castro below .240, Rizzo homerless in a month, and the team putting up little of a fight, I think I’m officially checked out. Wake me if Theo makes a move in December.

    • Eddie Von White

      Would you like Chuck to gently stroke your beard to wake you?

      • LVCubFan

        If it’s because we signed Robbie Cano, absolutely. If it’s because we are buying low on injured pitchers from 2013, let me rest until Soler gets the call to the majors.

      • The TJ specialist we seemingly have on retainer may get bored if we flip the script now.

      • Chuck

        I am available.

    • Seymour Butts

      Yes, that does make you a horrible Cub fan.

  • LVCubFan

    I have Mike Leake, Homer Bailey, and Mat Latos on my fantasy team. Am I a horrible Cubs fan that I’m glad I might get a W from all of them this week? With Castro below .240, Rizzo homerless in a month, and the team putting up little of a fight, I think I’m officially checked out. Wake me if Theo makes a move in December.

    • Eddie Von White

      Would you like Chuck to gently stroke your beard to wake you?

      • LVCubFan

        If it’s because we signed Robbie Cano, absolutely. If it’s because we are buying low on injured pitchers from 2013, let me rest until Soler gets the call to the majors.

      • The TJ specialist we seemingly have on retainer may get bored if we flip the script now.

      • Chuck

        I am available.

    • Seymour Butts

      Yes, that does make you a horrible Cub fan.

  • BLPCB

    I knew not to get my hopes up after that 5-game winning streak and I’m glad I didn’t.

  • AC0000000

    I knew not to get my hopes up after that 5-game winning streak and I’m glad I didn’t.

  • This isn’t rebuilding, it’s demotivating. Fans are getting ticked, and our starters must feel no better getting little or no run support.

  • This isn’t rebuilding, it’s demotivating. Fans are getting ticked, and our starters must feel no better getting little or no run support.

  • Eddie Von White

    On the upside, the Blackhawks heroics are helping fill the empty void left by the Cubbies.

    • BLPCB

      This is what I wanted in 2010, for a game 7 to go into 3OT like that. I lost 500 bucks when there was no game 7 that year.

      • Jedi

        If you bet on a game that isn’t guaranteed to take place and lose money – you probably should stop betting.

      • BLPCB

        I never gambled on it. I should have been more clear. I lost out on 500 bucks when there was no game 7. Because I had a ticket for Cubs-Sox, I would have sold it for 250 bucks because I would have had to work all day. That’s 100 bucks I lost out on from not working, and then I lost out on 150 bucks in tips that night because we would have been really busy.

      • Jedi

        And I lost out on a $650mil when my last lotto ticket had the wrong numbers printed on it.

      • BLPCB

        Cool?

      • Jedi

        It wasn’t difficult to interpret.

        If there had been a Game 7, maybe you’d have been mugged on your way home from work – and ACTUALLY lost your $500. Maybe you’d have been hit by a bus and been forced to shell out a ton in medical fees. Maybe you’d have suffered more than $500 in property damage from the rioting miscreants who celebrate in such a way after big games. Who knows what would’ve happened. Pimping it as a ‘lost 500 bucks’ is lawyerish.

      • BLPCB

        Well assuming nothing catastrophic happened, I would have lost out on 500 bucks. I live 20 miles from the UC, there would be no riots where I am. The only thing that happened is the street in my town, Blackhawk Lane had the street name signs vandalized. And I am 2 miles from it.

        I had a deal to sell my Cubs-Sox ticket that was contingent on game 7. Because the guy who was going to buy it from me was going to go to Cubs-Sox if there was a game 7. If not, the guy was going to go to the parade.

        Because there was no game 7, I lost out on 8 hours of work at OT pay. OT being $12.50 an hour.

      • Seymour Butts

        Only for some one who has a use for logic.

      • He gambled on that going unnoticed.

      • BLPCB

        I think you need to get your eyes checked and read my reply to Jedi

  • Eddie Von White

    On the upside, the Blackhawks heroics are helping fill the empty void left by the Cubbies.

    • AC0000000

      This is what I wanted in 2010, for a game 7 to go into 3OT like that. I lost 500 bucks when there was no game 7 that year.

      • Jedi

        If you bet on a game that isn’t guaranteed to take place and lose money – you probably should stop betting.

      • AC0000000

        I never gambled on it. I should have been more clear. I lost out on 500 bucks when there was no game 7. Because I had a ticket for Cubs-Sox, I would have sold it for 250 bucks because I would have had to work all day. That’s 100 bucks I lost out on from not working, and then I lost out on 150 bucks in tips that night because we would have been really busy.

      • Jedi

        And I lost out on a $650mil when my last lotto ticket had the wrong numbers printed on it.

      • AC0000000

        Cool?

      • Jedi

        It wasn’t difficult to interpret.

        If there had been a Game 7, maybe you’d have been mugged on your way home from work – and ACTUALLY lost your $500. Maybe you’d have been hit by a bus and been forced to shell out a ton in medical fees. Maybe you’d have suffered more than $500 in property damage from the rioting miscreants who celebrate in such a way after big games. Who knows what would’ve happened. Pimping it as a ‘lost 500 bucks’ is lawyerish.

      • AC0000000

        Well assuming nothing catastrophic happened, I would have lost out on 500 bucks. I live 20 miles from the UC, there would be no riots where I am. The only thing that happened is the street in my town, Blackhawk Lane had the street name signs vandalized. And I am 2 miles from it.

        I had a deal to sell my Cubs-Sox ticket that was contingent on game 7. Because the guy who was going to buy it from me was going to go to Cubs-Sox if there was a game 7. If not, the guy was going to go to the parade.

        Because there was no game 7, I lost out on 8 hours of work at OT pay. OT being $12.50 an hour.

      • Seymour Butts

        Only for some one who has a use for logic.

      • He gambled on that going unnoticed.

      • AC0000000

        I think you need to get your eyes checked and read my reply to Jedi