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State of the Cubs Week 3

Posted on: April 20, 2008 11:07 pm
 

12-6 .5 up in division.

The week that was: And what a week it was. Cubs go 5-1 at home against the Reds and Pirates. (BTW we own the Pirates). Cubs beat Aaron Harang, Ian Snell and Tom Gorzelanny, all good pitchers. Cubs scored 9 or more runs in four of the wins. All five wins were granted to starting pitchers, and the lone loss was too. Dempster took in two of the those wins.

My prediction from last week: I said they'd go 4-2, they went 5-1. I did predict the one loss though.

The Hitting: In the last 7 days the Cubs have 5 hitters hitting .400 or better (Lee, DeRosa, Theriot, Johnson and Soto) Lee and DeRosa had multiple HRs, and Lee collected 10 RBIs. Overall the hitting was as good as ever.

The Pitching: Aside from Ted Lilly, the starting pitchers all gave the team the chance to win, and that's all you can ask for from them. Wuertz and Lieber struggled out of the pen, but I have faith that they will each bounce back. I couldn't ask much more out of my pitching staff.

Now you may counter with, "Hey the Cubs beat bad teams". And yes the Pirates are painfully awful, and the Reds aren't that much better. But hey at least we didn't lose 2 out of 3 to the Giants.

What to expect this week: 7 games, 5 on the road. A pair of two games sets to boot. The only two halfway decent pitchers the Cubs will face are John Maine and Aaron Cook. The Cubs will counter them with Zambrano and Marquis respectively.

My prediction: Cubs will take both games from the Mets, including a win for Ted Lilly. Then take 1 out of 2 from the Rockies, losing the Marquis vs. Cook matchup. Then in the Nationals series, the Cubs take 2 out of three, losing the first game. Kerry Wood gets 3 SVs on the week.

Category: MLB
Comments

Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2008 11:09 am
 

State of the Cubs Week 3

Cubbie Kool Aid!  I'm drinkin it too.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 2:01 am
 

State of the Cubs Week 3

don your blog sucks...now if it was about the Brewers id be in full support...



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 1:53 am
 

State of the Cubs Week 3

BJordan and Deedsy,

Thanks I'll try to keep doing this every week. Although this week due to time restraints, the blog didn't have a lot of stuff in it...I may try adn update it with some more infomation tomorrow...

and PH, I personally hate yahoo...




Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 1:39 am
 

State of the Cubs Week 3

Don I love this weekly blogs they are great!!!!!! This is without a doubt a week to remember I hope there are many many more weeks like this in the Cubs future!!!!!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 1:10 am
 

State of the Cubs Week 3

cbs wont let you change roster size without paying for a league

stupid cbs...

why didnt we do yahoo than, espn sucks




Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 12:53 am
 

State of the Cubs Week 3

cbs wont let you change roster size without paying for a league



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 12:50 am
 

State of the Cubs Week 3

click "move", then click the green box that says "here" where you want that player to go, and then click submit...it's not hard...even fro a freshmanwe should have done cbs...smartass...



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 12:46 am
 

State of the Cubs Week 3

click "move", then click the green box that says "here" where you want that player to go, and then click submit...it's not hard...even fro a freshman



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 12:44 am
 

State of the Cubs Week 3

PH, enjoy that beating I put on ya in FBB this week?

i didnt see it, and how the hell do you change your line-up, this is exactly why i didnt want to use espn, i have no clue what the hell i'm doing!



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2008 12:41 am
 

State of the Cubs Week 3

PH, enjoy that beating I put on ya in FBB this week?


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