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John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Some of the Cubs players tonight talked about the 12-11 win over the Giants as a season-defining win.

Hmmm....

Cubbies this season are 25-39 on the road.
 

KevinStott11

EOG Senior Member
I have never seen a Divorce sideline a professional athlete for a whole season until Ben Zobrist. I am either missing something or not getting it. They need him. Been months it seems.
 

KevinStott11

EOG Senior Member
Is Ben Zobrist coming back to assist in a golden autumn run?
"Ben is a perfectionist," his father says.
"He has also been a very conflicted person for some time now.
"Without question, his top priority remains his three children. Then, the marriage, if it can be saved.


Dude, we have a Pennant to try to win. Snap out of it. (Humor)
Baseball is just a game. Life is longer. (Truth)

Thank God he got that hit. Best At Bat in MLB history.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
cubs cannot win with swarber, happ and kemp in lineup . Had all winter to get rid of swarber & happ. Now theo will pay
The biggest difference between Wash and the Cubs right now is Wash has 3-4 top of the order hitters. The Cubs haven’t had one since Fowler left.
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
And Washington has the ability to hit through the wind at Wrigley.

Scored 17 runs the last two days with the wind blowing in from center field.
 
Good to see Russell with a big hit tonight. Agree with Mr. Top get rid of Happ. Castellanos has brought a lot to the offense since coming over from Detroit. But they need Russell at 2B every day. And when Zobrist comes back, send Schwarber to the bench vs LHP.
 
I want to see what the Cubs are made of for the rest of this game. Down 1-0 in 7th. Havent scored in years. Heyward needs to get on. They need to make some noise. It can carry into tomorrow then we bet the Cubs rl and alt rl against King Felix.

Are you going to roll over like dead frogs or fight?
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
I want to see what the Cubs are made of for the rest of this game. Down 1-0 in 7th. Havent scored in years. Heyward needs to get on. They need to make some noise. It can carry into tomorrow then we bet the Cubs rl and alt rl against King Felix.

Are you going to roll over like dead frogs or fight?
Scwarber's ground ball hits the first-base bag and caroms into right field for a three-run triple.

Baseball...a game of inches.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
D'backs 1.5 back . The Cubs without their SS Javy Baez ( injury to thumb ) could be in trouble.
Its probably the one player they could afford to lose now that Russell and Zobrist are back. Unfortunately they are totally dysfunctional now and Madden will probably not be back. They need a change.
 
Its probably the one player they could afford to lose now that Russell and Zobrist are back. Unfortunately they are totally dysfunctional now and Madden will probably not be back. They need a change.

IMO zobrist and russel don't add up to baez.. Now with less depth the dbacks inch closer. Baez is One reason they have been losing the other is theo mistakes.. The manager won't solve their problems. Theo has to get better players. The relief stinks. Before today cubs were -200 to make the playoffs.. the dbacks were +200 to make it. With one less game The cubs still in the driver seat even more with about 6 or 7 games with the cardinals.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
IMO zobrist and russel don't add up to baez.. Now with less depth the dbacks inch closer. Baez is One reason they have been losing the other is theo mistakes.. The manager won't solve their problems. Theo has to get better players. The relief stinks. Before today cubs were -200 to make the playoffs.. the dbacks were +200 to make it. With one less game The cubs still in the driver seat even more with about 6 or 7 games with the cardinals.
Those two don’t add up to Baez. If it happened three weeks ago, you are replacing him with Happ and Bode
 
Zobrist may be at the end of the line. Two bad throws from 2B to turn a double play the past 2 days. He was a big part of the 2016 team but looks like age is catching up with him.

But Hoerner doesn't look overmatched at the plate at all. When Russell gets back, they should be OK to secure a wild card. Yelich out is huge. The guy pretty much single handed carried the Milwaukee offense on his back. Now the Brewers are really up against it.
 
cubs lacking up the middle defense . They miss baez , russell and alomar in center. Zobrist too old. Theo held onto zobrist like it was 2016. Heyward can't play center like alomar.. Move castello to left bench swarber.
 
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