Cubs Historical Heroes and Goats: 2003, part 19

The Cubs finish July and begin August with six at home.

When last we checked in our 2003 Cubs, the Cubs had lost three of five in an odd stretch that saw them come home from a six game trip, play two at home and then go on the road for three. They actually won two of the three road games from the first place Astros, so all was not lost to say the least. Still, the Cubs found themselves with 58 games to play, a 52-52 record, 4½ games out of first and in third place.

Still, with the addition of Kenny Lofton and Aramis Ramirez, the lineup was improved and the rotation had already been good. Could the team get it going? This time around we cover six games at home. The final six games in a stretch of 16 consecutive games coming out of the All-Star break. Two NL West foes would come in with the first place Giants and the third place Diamondbacks. Let’s get right to the games and see how the Cubs did.

Game 105, July 29: Cubs 3, Giants 0 (53-52)

This win, their second straight, put the Cubs …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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