Missed Opportunities

In their past 5 games, the Cubs have left 34 runners on base, leading to losing 4 of those last 5 games. In the game they won, the stranded 4 base runners; in the losses they stranded 30.  A team can’t leave that many runners on base and expect to win very many games.

After Derrek Lee grounded into two key double plays yesterday, he redeemed himself today by going 5 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Still, in the 9th inning today against a mortal looking Bobby Jenks, Lee represented the tying run at 3rd base with 1 out and we couldn’t find a way to get him home.  A decent sac-fly from Ramirez, a bloop single from Edmonds… nope, the clutch hitting just wasn’t there. 

The team is a little banged up, but we have to find a way to get runners in once they reach base if we want to get back on track. 

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    June 28, 2008   Posted in: game strategy, observations

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