Cubs 1st Half

Cubs Pwned the First Half

I can say, with some fair amount of certainty, that very few Cubs fans that read this website have been witness to the outstanding level of play that our beloved Cubbies put up during the first half this season. .600 winning percentage, utter dominance at home, best run differential in the league, best starting staff in the NL, best offense in the NL, and top three in defense and overall pitching. And to all that, we just added an pitcher who could end up being our ace and are due to get back one of our best hitters,  who has only played 53% of our games to date.

Gawk in amazement at our statistical dominance after the jump... 

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  • my current job has me coming in at 7am (eastern)...i miss staying up til 2am to watch west coast games.

    crunch 53 min 14 sec ago view
  • Remember when west coast road trips were a good time to catch up on some reading?

    Old and Blue 1 hour 10 min ago view
  • Taboola field is more appropriate.

    Old and Blue 1 hour 10 min ago view
  • we can only hope...

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

    Rob G. 1 hour 52 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 1 hour 58 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. 2 hours 1 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. 2 hours 11 min ago view
  • how did Fowler not score from 2nd on a double?

    by making bad decisions...

    Rob G. 2 hours 18 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 2 hours 29 min ago view
  • Not watching -- how did Fowler not score from 2nd on a double?

    billybucks 2 hours 48 min ago view
  • uh, Fowler?

    Rob G. 3 hours 9 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 4 hours 12 min ago view
  • Aren't Montero and Ross already in a tie for third catcher?

    Charlie 4 hours 19 min ago view
  • Higher than Chris Perez's mailbox.

    John Beasley 4 hours 27 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 4 hours 54 min ago view
  • Does he project as a starter, a relief pitcher, or is it too soon to tell?

    Rob Richardson 5 hours 10 min ago view