Archive for the ‘standings’ Category

With Cubs Season Fading, Bears Looking Good

The St. Louis Cardinals are playing like the ’27 Yankees. The Wild Card leading Colorado Rockies have won 9 of their last 10 games, now threatening the Dodgers for the NL West division. So now it appears the Cubs would have to basically win out to challenge the Wild Card, whether that be the Dodgers […]

September 11, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Chicago, game day, observations, playoffs, standings  No Comments

Now is the time for the Cubs

With Geovany Soto due back in the lineup tomorrow after his oblique injury, this Cubs team needs to make their move. Finally after an odd season of ups and downs, injuries and Cubs “occurances”, the 2009 Cubs need to put their head down and play baseball to the level they should. I’m a believer in numbers […]

August 6, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: observations, players, playoffs, rivalries, schedule, standings, stats  No Comments

First Half Cubs Team Not Successful or Likeable

What can be said of a team that began the season with such high expectations, only to find themselves around .500 going into the All Star Break. They show little glimpses of what we all expected, and just when you think they are going on a roll… the bats fall asleep again. They looked flat […]

July 10, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, observations, players, playoffs, standings, stats  No Comments

Down to the last day

The Brewers need a win desperately to win or tie the Wild Card. Looks like Lou may help them a bit. Word is Carlos Zambrano will not start Sunday in the final regular season game after all. He will do his pitching on the side and young Angel Guzman will pitch for the Cubs against […]

September 27, 2008   Posted in: observations, playoffs, standings  No Comments

Brewers could clinch Wild Card today

With a Brewers win and Mets loss today, the Brewers could clinch the Wild Card. Today’s game being irrelevant for the Cubs, and in my view having the Brewers win the Wild Card being favorable for the Cubs, it may be that both teams will celebrate a Brewers win at Miller Park. If the Brewers […]

September 27, 2008   Posted in: playoffs, rivalries, standings  No Comments

Cubs Clinch NL Central

The clouds parted, the heavens opened, He looked down and smiled… The Chicago Cubs are the 2008 National League Central Division Champions!

September 20, 2008   Posted in: photo of the day, playoffs, standings, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Wrigleyville Ready to Erupt

The Cubs Magic Number stands at 2 going into today’s action. Any combination of Cubs wins and Brewers losses that equal 2 clinches the National League Central Division Championshipfor the Northsiders!  When that happens – likely over the next couple days (as predicted here on Aug 29) – The Chicago Lakeview neighborhood known as Wrigleyville will […]

September 19, 2008   Posted in: game day, playoffs, rivalries, standings, Wrigley Field  No Comments

Soto and Lee clutch, Brewers done

With 2 outs and down by 4 in the bottom of the ninth yesterday, the Cubs rallied to tie and eventually won the game in the 12th.  Further evidence this is not your father’s Chicago Cubs ‘lovable losers’ team.  2008 NL Rookie of the Year Geovany Soto cracked a 3 run bomb to send the game […]

September 19, 2008   Posted in: players, playoffs, rivalries, standings  No Comments

Magic Number Magic

The Brewers lost again yesterday while the Cubs regrouped on their off day. This lowers the Cubs Magic Number to win the NL Central Division to 15 games. This is an important number, no doubt. However in my view a more important factor is elimination of the Phillies to lock a playoff berth for the […]

September 9, 2008   Posted in: playoffs, standings  No Comments

Cubs Power Outage of No Concern

The Chicago Cubs have not had an extra base hit since last Friday. That is 106 team at-bats (and counting) since Alfonso Soriano‘s game winning home run in the 7th inning of the Cubs 3-2 win over the Phillies. The Cubs have dipped to second in the NL with a team batting average of .280, […]

September 2, 2008   Posted in: observations, standings, stats  No Comments