I don’t think anyone saw this coming…not even Carlos Silva.
But the round-mound of pounds is 7-0…leading the team in quality starts (7) and averaging six innings per outing.
All this for Milton Bradley…who would’ve thunk it!
If the Cubs win Sunday they’ll be 4-0-1 in its last five series…all of which are against competing teams: Philly, Texas, L.A. & St. Louis.
They’re currently 6-4 during this stretch and have closed the gap in the Central to six games behind Cincinnati.
Following Sunday’s game the Cubs begin an 11-day, nine-game road trip through Pittsburgh, Houston & Milwaukee…all bottom feeders in the division.
A winning road trip keeps Chicago in the race for the season’s second half…using June 1 as my benchmark for pretenders and contenders.
With the Cubs poised for a long winning streak, something they haven’t done all year, and its best opportunity to salvage the first two months of the season…a win Sunday gives hope for our men in blue.