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Cubs drop series to Red-Birds

Tuesday, June 8, 2004

Tonight's game is going well, the score is 7-3 in the sixth inning, but the offense sounds like it is rolling along well... Clement just struck out the side in the seventh... D. Lee just hit a double. He has already driven in three already tonight.

Monday's game was disappointing as the Cubs dropped the game 3-4 to the Redbirds. The big play of the game was Jose Macias getting thrown out (by a mile) at home by Jim Edmonds. For St. Louis, Scott Rolen hit a three run homer off of Glendon Rusch, who "only" allowed 4 runs in 7 innings pitched. His ERA currently sits at 3.99 which is actually better than Maddog's. Still, I am getting antsy to see Kerry Wood return.

Perusing the Cubs official site today, I saw something interesting: you can now see the press notes distributed by the Cubs to the beat reporters. (Check it out.) You need to register with MLB.com, but it is well worth it.

The Cubs haven't had an inside the park home run since October 6, 2001 (Sammy). The Cubs have outscored their opponents in innings 1-3 and 7-9, but not innings 4-6. I would love to know why the Cubs aren't scoring in the middle innings. The Cubs have won 5 games (of 25) when their pitchers allow 4 or more runs, the Cubs have lost 5 games (of 30) when they score 4 or more runs.

If the season ended yesterday: The Yankees, White Sox, and Angels would win their divisions, and Boston would take the Wild Card. In the NL, Florida, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles win their divisions, with St. Louis taking the NL Wild Card. Both the Red Sox and the Cardinals have a better record than the other division leaders in their league, but not in their division. Bob Costas, stop whining about the Wild Card and admit you were wrong.

Posted by Byron at June 8, 2004 8:42 PM | Bookmark and Share | BallHype: hype it up!
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