The Cubs can move back into first with a strong homestand
Last week, we covered a seven-game East Coast road trip. On that trip, the Cubs won five of seven including three of four against the Mets. The Mets had built a 4½-game lead over the Cubs before the Cubs won three straight to move back within 1½ games.
This week the Cubs have an 11-game homestand and an opportunity to take control of the division with four more games against the Mets. While that sounds like a recipe for success, as I noted last week, over the three previous homestands the Cubs have a record of just 13-13. Let’s see if they can do a little better on this pivotal homestand.
Game 103, July 30 – Cubs beat Phillies 3-2 (60-43)
- Superhero – Dennis Eckersley (.370). Eckersley was superb in this one, throwing seven innings and allowing seven hits and a walk while striking six. He allowed one run. He picked up the win, his fifth as a Cub and ninth overall.
Hero – Lee Smith (.232). Big Lee came in with two outs in the eighth inning and the Cubs leading 3-2 after Tim Stoddard allowed an RBI …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue