Remember when 82 games seemed about right? Get excited Chicago, because the latest Cubs W has them 7 games above the experts’ predictions. Oh yeah, and there’s 11 games left. Jake Arietta got his MLB leading 20th win and Kris Bryant passed yet another milestone. Click below for a recap:
With the Cubs’ victory against the Brewers, the lovable losers (is that even appropriate anymore?) the “magic number” goes down to 4 games to clinch a playoff berth. Read more for a recap:
To this point in 2015, the Chicago Cubs have been nothing short of spectacular. They’ve taken the National League by storm and have surpassed all preseason expectations. This year’s Cubs were supposed to be a work in progress. A lot of young players improving their game while also enduring the inevitable growing pains that come with such a young roster. It seems that it hasn’t taken long for the young Cubs to find their footing. With the 4th best record in all of baseball, the Cubs are looking like true World Series contenders. But how? Look no further than the Cubs new manager, Joe Maddon.
It’s the big question everybody is wondering. Who will Joe Maddon start in the wildcard (if the Cubs make it)? Jon Lester or Jake Arrieta? Even though nobody knows what will happen, the most likely situation is the Chicago Cubs earning the second wild card spot to send them into the playoffs.
BAEZ IS BACK!
If it was worth the wait, 2011 first round pick Javier Baez has been called up from minor league affiliate Iowa, as rosters expand. He hit .324 along with a solid 13 home runs in Iowa this season. This is his first time in the majors since the end of last season. This year, with the Cubs nearing a guaranteed playoff spot, Cubbie fans everywhere are hoping he can help us secure the first Wild Card spot in the NL.