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Cubs: 99-Losses & Counting?

By bullpenbrian at 10.01.2012 2 comments.

I wouldn’t dare call the Cubs’ 7-2 victory against the D-Backs on Sunday a big-win, but it does afford Chicago the chance to finish the season on somewhat of a high note.

By avoiding its 100-loss of the season at Arizona the Cubs (60-99) return home to wrap up the final series of the year against Houston–a three-game set the Cubs could sweep to end the season with 99-losses instead of the dreaded triple digits in the loss column.

Only the Astros (53-106) have a worse record in the majors than the Cubs, and only the Astros can be thought of as possible sweep-meat for Chicago.

It doesn’t hurt Houston’s an embarrassing (18-60) on the road and playing for a dead duck manager in Tony DeFrancesco now that Nationals’ third base coach Bo Porter has been named the new skipper for 2013.

This season the Cubs are (7-5) against Houston head-to-head having outscored them by only seven runs total in the 12-games. However, Chicago is (5-1) against Houston at Wrigley Field.

The lone home loss came courtesy of Chris Volstad (3-11, 6.64) who allowed 4 ER in 5.0 innings of an eventual 10-1 final score back in August, and it’s Volstad who pitches Game 2 Tuesday night.

Jason Berken (0-2, 5.14) opens the series on Monday and Travis Wood (6-13, 4.39) closes the lid on Wednesday afternoon.

Come to think of it, the Cubs may have just delayed the inevitable this weekend…99-losses and counting?

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  1. Chris Frye says:

    The CUBS win in Arizona Sunday also kept them out of the record books. The loss would have made them the first team in MLB history to lose EVERY game in a division on the road. Instead they settle for 1-18 in NL West ballparks.

    • bullpenbrian says:

      Just about everything is a stretch for Cubs fans to hang their hats on this season.

      I also thought about the winless record on the road at NL West parks…(1-18)…wow, just wow.

      But as you said, the Cubs did avert setting more dubious history, if only for a day…we’ll see if their luck continues against Houston this week :)

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