Monday is a great day to be a Cubs fan–it’s the club’s 95th home opener!
Hasn’t been pretty the last six years, Cubs are just 2-4 in home lid-lifters. All-time, however, they’re still 9-games above .500 (51-42-1).
Ryan Dempster toes the rubber against the Brewers. In 17 starts against Milwaukee he’s 11-3 with a sparkling 2.69 ERA.
Three of those win came last year…(3-1) in four starts…3.67 ERA…28 strikeouts.
Pitching aside, the Brewers can rake. And while all eyes will be on Dempster, the Cubs better score runs!
I’m at the Skybox on Sheffield tomorrow. Will post some pictures from Monday’s festivities as well!
Don’t tell me the season is early. Leave that for pitchers and catchers reporting in February…and meaningless games in March. That’s early.
Believe me, I understand this is a marathon season…we’re only six games in…there’s plenty of time to turn things around. I get that.
But as of last Monday, these games count…it’s part of the 162…a loss is a loss…a win a win…doesn’t matter how you get there…it all counts in the standings.
There’s no good reason for the Cubs to be 2-4…they’ve had five quality starts in the six games…they’ve held the lead in each outing…and for heaven’s sake, they’ve had plenty of opportunities to score runs.
In the three games at Cincinnati, however, the Cubs left 25 men on base…25…unreal! Collectively the lineup is batting .197…Theriot, Ramirez, Soriano…they’ve all been awful.
First inning, bases loaded, no outs…and the Cubs fail to score a single run against a 22-year-old rookie making his major league debut. Sad, sad, sad.