Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Hey hey! Cubs beat the Brewers 4-3 at Wrigley. Kyle Hendricks held Milwaukee to 1 ER in 5 IP, Adam Warren picked up the W with 2 scoreless relief IP, and Hector Rondon (season ERA 0.00) picked up his 4th save in 4 chances. 

On a cold night with a stiff wind blowing in, Addison Russell hit a clutch 2-R triple in the 6th. But it was Javy Baez's incredible slide to evade being tagged out on a stolen base attempt in the 7th that led to the first place Cubs' deciding run.

First pitch of game two of the series between the MLB-best Cubs and the Brewers is at 7:05 p.m. Central time on Wednesday.

Let's go!

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NL Central Standings
Team        W   L    PCT    GB
Cubs       15   5   .750    --
Pirates    12   9   .571   3.5
Cards      11   9   .550   4.0

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.