East Coast Road Trip Misery Loves Company

Since beginning a trip to New York and Philadelphia last Friday, the Brewers have lost 5 of 6 and been outscored 35-28. Their win was a laugher (12-3) against the Mets, and they’ve also been on the wrong end of an ass kicking, 9-1, by the New Yorkies. The Cubs have lost 4 of 6 with the Phillies and Mets and been outscored 33-28. One of their wins was a laugher (10-1) against the Mets, and they’ve also been on the wrong end of an ass-kicking,  8-1, by the Mets. The big difference between the Brewers and the Cubs is that when the Brewers set off on their journey, they were 24-10 and 7 games ahead of the second place Cubs. Also, the Brewers have a slugging first baseman with a spasm-free neck. The Cubs can only dream.

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  • You can start the CRUNCH EARLY AM REPORTER. Then you can blog to yourself, and argue with yourself about Jon Lester.

    The E-Man 40 min 24 sec ago view
  • my current job has me coming in at 7am (eastern)...i miss staying up til 2am to watch west coast games.

    crunch 2 hours 23 min ago view
  • Remember when west coast road trips were a good time to catch up on some reading?

    Old and Blue 2 hours 40 min ago view
  • Taboola field is more appropriate.

    Old and Blue 2 hours 40 min ago view
  • we can only hope...

    The things you have to do to pay for James Shields contract.

    Rob G. 3 hours 22 min ago view
  • I wonder if they'll have to make use of the Guaranteed Rate logo, which is a giant red arrow pointing downward.
    https://www.guaranteedrate.com

    Brick 3 hours 28 min ago view
  • unsurprisingly, the White Sox continue a tradition of stupid stuff....

    @DannyEcker BREAKING: Guaranteed Rate has purchased naming rights to U.S. Cellular Field. Will be known as Guaranteed Rate Field thru 2030.

    Rob G. 3 hours 31 min ago view
  • that was a very kind 3rd strike to hendricks to end the 3rd.

    man on 3rd, 0 outs and got 2 pop-ups and a K...Maddux-lite indeed

    Rob G. 3 hours 40 min ago view
  • how did Fowler not score from 2nd on a double?

    by making bad decisions...

    Rob G. 3 hours 47 min ago view
  • he held on a popup (in case he needed to tag up) that bounced off the wall then jogged to 3rd. there were 0 outs so that probably played into the casual nature of how he played it.

    crunch 3 hours 59 min ago view
  • Not watching -- how did Fowler not score from 2nd on a double?

    billybucks 4 hours 18 min ago view
  • uh, Fowler?

    Rob G. 4 hours 38 min ago view
  • Well I assume Ross is going to catch Lester in the playoffs, and it looks like Contreras is going to catch everyone else. I could see the Cubs keeping three catchers on the playoff roster as it would give them flexibility and Montero would have a left handed bat with some pop (at least historically) off the bench.

    Rob Richardson 5 hours 42 min ago view
  • Aren't Montero and Ross already in a tie for third catcher?

    Charlie 5 hours 49 min ago view
  • Higher than Chris Perez's mailbox.

    John Beasley 5 hours 56 min ago view
  • Contreras starting at catcher for a day game after he caught the night before. What do people think the odds are that Montero is left off the post-season roster, or is at best the third catcher?

    Rob Richardson 6 hours 24 min ago view