Sunday, May 31, 2009

118

Cubs are looking good to win the series in a ESPN Game of the Week finally. Go Cubs!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

119

Cubs pull one off against the Dodgers. 2 more to games against them.  Fox broadcast today. Let's Go Cubbies!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

121

Cubs win another. We are officially on a winning streak. Dodgers are in town beginning tomorrow. Let's see what being Manny-less does for them.

122

Thankfully the game last night was called early due to rain. I was nervous the Cubs wouldn't hold on to the lead if it went to 9 innings.

Losing streak ends at 8. Cubs are at .500. It's time to string some wins together guys! Let's get BACK ON TOP!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

124

The number has dropped a bit but no thanks to the Cubs, who are in their worst losing streak since 2006. Let's hope it ends soon and we get this pathetic play out of our system.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

126

Brewers drop one to the Twins. Cubs losing streak continues...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

127

Cubs are on the verge of being swept by STL. Please win, Cubs!



Brewers lost, so number goes down.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

128

What a good game until the 9th. Gregg was terrible. Earned 4 runs to tie the game. That doesn't sound like a closer to me. Lou, find a better solution. This is not going to work long term...

CUBS WIN, though. Lucky.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

129

Cubs sweep! Dempster pitches a gem; Bobby Scales extends his hitting streak to 7 to start his MLB career along with 4 RBI today; Ascanio gets his first MLB AB; Cubs score 11 runs without a single HR; the Cubs get a team total 10 BBs. All in all, a great game on a beautiful day!

Cubs as of this post are now just .5 games out of 1st place. Things are starting to look pretty good.

Bring on the Astros!

130

Cubs are on the verge of sweeping the Padres. Also, the Cards lost! Down another 2.

There's a 3 team tie for first in the division; Cardinals, Reds and Brewers. The Cubs are 1/2 game back. Things are looking good for the battered Cubs to be right there with all the injuries they've suffered.

One more game against the Padres today and then the Astros this weekend. Cubs have been 4-1 against the 'Stros this season. Good news for us!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

132

A good day! Cubs beat the Padres and Pirates take down the Cards. Looks like rain may stall Tuesday's game @ Wrigley.

Monday, May 11, 2009

134

Cubs avoid the sweep. Now a day of rest.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

136

Cardinals drop one to the Reds. Number drops. It would have been nice to see the Cubs hold that 2-1 lead, but Heilman screwed that up. Also, no healp from the 9th. Ronnie was very upset on the radio...

We'll hopefully tonight they'll take the Brewers. It's very important.

Friday, May 8, 2009

137

'Stros fall again to the Cubs. I hope the Cubs play them every day.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

138

Cubs take down 'Stros.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

139

Philly's continue to beat up on the Cardinals. Number drops due to that.

Monday, May 4, 2009

140

Cubs Win! Cards Lose! The number is moving now. Let's hope it keeps going.

142

D Lee may be coming out of his early season slump with a big GS to beat the Marlins. 2nd day in a row someone on the Cubs got 4 RBI with one swing of the bat. Good to see the clutch hitting.

Next up, the Giants come to town.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

143

Great game by Lilly! Cubs win!

Theriot & Lilly are our new power hitters to lead the Cubs to a 2 game win streak for the first time in too long. This game even had biz Z pinch hitting which apparently is becoming a regular thing. All in all, a great Saturday on a beautiful day in Chicago.

On a special note: good luck to the Bulls and Blackhawks tonight. I hope game 7 for the Bulls is half as entertaining as game 6 was. For anybody who missed it, here is a great recap of game 6.

144

Thanks Nationals. Cardinals lose, number drops by 1.

Friday, May 1, 2009

145

Cubs win with a BIG 2 out GS from Theriot despite Harden's poor start and Denise Richard's hollow eyes in the tv & radio booths.

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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!

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