Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Holy cow! The Cubs beat the Padres 6-3 in San Diego on Wednesday to sweep the series. Kyle Hendricks continued his dominance, striking out 8 in 6 IP. His MLB-best ERA stands at 2.19.

Zobrist drove in 2, Contreras homered, Soler went 2-for-3, and KB went 2-for-4. Chapman struck out three in the ninth to earn the save.

The first place Cubs have Thursday off before wrapping up the road trip in LA with a three-game weekend series at Dodger Stadium.

Let's go!

NL Central Standings
Team        W   L    PCT    GB
Cubs       81  45   .643    --
Cards      66  58   .532  14.0
Pirates    63  61   .508  17.0

How The Number Works

The Chicago Cubs Magic Number is derived by the following equation: Total Number of Games + 1 - Wins by the Cubs - Losses by Best Opponent.

The Magic Number is affected by one of two events, a Cubs win or the best opponent losing. The number is 163 at the beginning of the season. When the number hits 0, the Cubs have clinched the NL Central and are in the PLAYOFFS!

This site represents the Magic Number for clinching the National League Central Division . If the Wild Card becomes relevant for getting into the post season, this site may contain both. In that case, the Wild Card number will clearly be denote.

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This is the year

This is the year
I will watch from just over the rail.