Cubs head out on a 10-game trip following an excellent homestand.
When last we checked in on the 1984 Cubs, they’d won nine of 11 on their homestand and had moved out to a 4½-game lead in the division. The homestand finished off with a four game sweep of the Mets, giving them seven consecutive wins over the Mets, their competition for the National League East title.
This week, we’ll take a look at the subsequent 10-game road trip. This trip will run through three cities and see the Cubs face the Expos, Astros and Reds. As the season moves into the final quarter of the season, the Cubs will be looking to cement their hold on the division as this team tries to put an end to 39 Cubs seasons without playoff baseball.
Game 114, August 9 – Cubs blanked by Expos 1-0 in 10 inning loss (68-46)
- Superhero – Dennis Eckersley (.576). This game is actually the fifth largest positive WPA of the year for the Cubs, despite the team losing. Eckersley follows up two strong outings on the previous homestand with nine shutout innings. He allowed only four hits and two walks.
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Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue