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Cubs vs. Brewers to the DEATH!

We have the big holiday weekend coming up and the big four-game series to go with it. The Milwaukee Brewers lead the NL Central by a game over the St. Louis Cardinals and 3.5 up on our Cubs. The Brewers are fourth in the NL in runs scored...the Cubs 15th. On the flip side, they are 10th in Runs Allowed and the Cubs are third. As the saying goes, something has to give...

2 Months of Mediocrity Looms

This last week was about as fun as mistaking Icy Hot for a tube of KY Jelly...painful and unsatisfying for all the parties involved.  Clearly my absence from TCR of late has greatly affected the morale of the Northsiders, so I'll suck it up and watch the game today. A loss would drop the Cubs back to .500 on the season, with just over a quarter of the season done.

Lou's desperation is showing batting Reed Johnson third versus a righty. If things get ugly again today, I recommend Derrek Lee taking a swing at Chris Young again just for good measure.

Oswalt Loses Mind, Will Still Start Against Wells, Cubs

The Astros and Cubs meet in a 12:05 game at Wrigley following yesterday's washout.

The pitching matchup is a reset of what was scheduled Friday, with Roy Oswalt opposing Randy Wells. Oswalt (1-2) fell to the Cubs on Opening Night and didn't notch a win until his most recent and eighth start of the year, versus the Padres.

From mlb.com:

Hey, Did You Know the Cubs Haven’t Won the World Series in a While?

GAME 60 PREVIEW BOSTON RED SOX (32-28) at CHICAGO CUBS (32-27) Wrigley Field, 2:15pm CT, TV: FOX Greetings from Hannover Germany, where beer and cigarettes are the order of the day! Well, just the beer for me, actually, though I feel like I've been smoking for the last week.

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  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 11 hours 48 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 17 hours 6 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 17 hours 7 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 17 hours 18 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 17 hours 20 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 17 hours 20 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 17 hours 28 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 17 hours 41 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 18 hours 14 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 18 hours 18 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 18 hours 30 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 18 hours 49 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 19 hours 9 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 19 hours 10 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 22 hours 10 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 22 hours 22 min ago view