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Old 06-27-2003, 12:04 PM
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I'm a Cubs fan, but the way they lost that game yesterday makes me sick. 3-2 lead going into the 9th, 16 Ks by Prior, and that yahoo Borowski lets two runners on and then a Jenkins HR before he gets a single out. Two leads blown in 2 games thanks to that bullpen. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-27-2003, 12:18 PM
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The Cubs pitchers line for the last 2 games:

Starters: 14 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, ERA=1.29
Relievers: 5 IP, 14 R, 13 ER, ERA=23.40



Although in general their relief pitching this season has been not so bad. But blowing 2 of 3 to the Milwaukee Brewers (THE BREWERS!! ) shows me that they are ready to start losing like they mean it.
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Old 06-27-2003, 12:21 PM
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As angry as I am about that loss, Borowski hadn't lost a game as a closer yet. He was due to blow one. Personally, I love the great jobs Harris and O'leary did in the bottom of the 9th. Good way to try and come back...
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Old 06-27-2003, 02:40 PM
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I'm a Cubs fan, but the way they lost that game yesterday makes me sick. 3-2 lead going into the 9th, 16 Ks by Prior, and that yahoo Borowski lets two runners on and then a Jenkins HR before he gets a single out. Two leads blown in 2 games thanks to that bullpen. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That one was tough to stomach.

I'm hoping for the weekend sweep. Good start - Gonzalez just homered.
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Problem is that the Cubs have had the opportunity to beat up on the likes of the Brewers and Devil Rays over the last month. Unfortunately, they have managed to barely tread water and now find themselves tied for first with StL. They needed to put some distance between themselves and Hou/StL.

The Cubs have 5-6 games each with Atl and Phi in July. Also six against FLA who have been playing well. Houston, meanwhile, gets to play Pit, Cin, and Mil 21 times in July. Cubs also have 3 games with STL, Hou, and SF.

I am a diehard, but our goose is cooked. Look for us to be about 5 games back to Houston by 7/31. It pisses me off. Spend a few bucks and get another stick in here. Instead we trade for Jose Hernandez who has a lower OBP than Bellhorn, and is not a switch hitter, and has whiffed about 7 times in 10 plate appearances since rejoining the club.
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(dumas color commentator on)
"Yeah, if the Cubbies can get a few games ahead of the StL/Hou, and keep that lead for the rest of the season, they just might win the division."
(dumas color commentator off)

(dumas color commentator on)
"The Cubbies have to win the games against the good teams, and they have to win the games against the bad teams, too."
(dumas color commentator off)
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Seems as if everyone is beating those that they should not and losing to those they should beat.

If you look at the standings, the third place team everywhere is 7.5 games back or fewer, except in the AL West where Anaheim is 13.5 back. Counter that with your NL central friends where #3 is 0.5 back.

Could it be that we have parity in MLB?
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Sammy is up with the bases loaded!!
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Parity in the NL Central, that's fer sher.
Unbalanced schedule leads to the division with the worst two teams gets the wild-card. Solution: Wild-card is decided by non-division record! Or, to make things even more fair: by balance-adjusted record.
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He struck out
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