August 15, 2008
The offensive onslaught continued last night in Atlanta. Powered by the bats of Aramis Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano, the North Siders continued their dominance of the Braves as they swept them for the second straight time this year.
The win gives the Cubs eight straight road wins and leaves the Cubs just one game under .500 on the road, which as we have stated here on 100yi before, is pretty monumental considering that they were 8 games under at the break. Overall, the team is 27 games over .500…
The series totals were pretty impressive as far as the numbers are concerned…3 games, 3 wins, 29 total runs, 38 total hits, on only 4 HRs…The Cubs played great all around baseball with such a balance. Starting pitching continued to be solid too with Ted Lilly gettng the “W” and bettering his record to 12-6.
We are going to stick to the positive, staying away from the benches clearing incident. Mark Kotsay hit for the cycle for the Braves…it always seems when someone hits for the cycle, it usually propels a team to a win, but the Cubs were just too much. Tom Glavine supposedly pitched last night, but like the rest of the year, no one really could be sure it was the real Tom Glavine…or at least the guy who used to be Glavine. In 13 starts this year, Glavine has only two wins….2! Not a misprint.
The Cubs head to Miami to face the Marlins for the weekend…Zambrano to start, as Dempster gets an off day. 7:10 Florida time….Tune in later for a preview…
August 14, 2008
The Cubs swept a rare double header yesterday from the Atlanta Braves last night to keep 3.5 games ahead of the pitcher shoving Milwaukee Prince Fielders. The Cubs remained hot winning eight of their last ten. Neither Cub game was close, and only one time all day did the Braves even threaten to take either game over. In the end, the two game line score looked something like this…
- Runs – 18
- Hits – 24
- 2B – 6
- HR – 2
- RBI – 18
- ERA – 1.00
- W – 2
Game One : 10 – 2
Game Two: 8 – 0
In word… Dominating. The team continued to do what they are supposed to do which is to win each series they play. In the last six series the Cubs are 5-0-1. The Cubs are currently 73 – 47 including 16-9 since the All Star Break. The team has improved their road record to 28-30, up from 20-27 at the Break.
The Cubs go for the series sweep today at 7 pm Atlanta Time…Ted Lilly is going up against Tommy Glavine. Check back for a preview later today.
August 13, 2008
The Cubs are playing last nights rained out game v. the Braves in game one of a day / night double header. As I type this Jim Edmonds just hit a two run left field shot to put the Cubs up 4-0. It was Edmonds 15th HR with the Cubs in UNDER 180 ABs. This guys been on a mission!
Later tonight (7:15 EST) the Cubs do it again…We probably wont get a chance to do a preview…and even if we did, any analysis could go into the toilet as we don’t know how a double header will impact pitcher v. hitter statistics anyway (specifically, how it affects the hitter). It is wierd, there just arent a lot of double headers anymore…it seems like they happened all of the time when I was a kid, but seem to be rare these days.
So, big recap later….in the mean time, we will enjoy baseball all day.
August 12, 2008
So Cubs @ Braves got rained out.
Good thing. I mean for Christ’s sake…this is a Cubs Blog. I haven’t done a recap of Sundys game…I havent Previewed the Atlanta Series….Or game one of the Atlanta Series. I haven’t been a very good blogger over the last few days. Even when the away game gives me extra time to get it done…I still didn’t manage to do it….
So, I have been doing real world shit….this blog doesn’t pay my bills…so sue me..
Aside from some smart ass commenting on The Big Lead or over at Sparty’s I haven’t been on the boards for a few days. Busy days my friends….Oh I forgot the spirted Andre Dawson Hall of Fame discussion over at Major League Jerk.
Anyways…I have a few new friends to introduce as authors and I will do so via an interview process over the next few days….but in the mean time…I will continue to slack off until tomorrow on any relevant blog postings…look for the preview mid day….and hopefully a post or two from some friends