Monday, June 27, 2016



A win in Cincinnati is especially welcomed after the dismal series in Miami.  The boys in blue were back in hitting form tonight, taking it to the Reds with 5 big home runs.  Oh, and did you see the outstanding and historic performance by Kris Bryant?  Going 5-for-5, Kris Bryant hit 3 (yes, 3) home runs and 2 doubles.  Not to be outdone by Bryant's full house performance, Jake Arrieta pitched decently (not something I would normally say about Arrieta) to secure the win and helped with a big home run as well.


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.