Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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Holy cow! The Cubs downed the Cards 7-0 in St. Louis on Wednesday to take the series and lower the magic number to win the NL Central to ONE!

Jon Lester pitched a great game (8 IP, 8 K, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 ER) and even knocked in a run, Grandpa homered, and Rizzo homered twice to pace the Cubs' offense. The Cubs' win clinched a playoff berth for the second year in a row.

The Cubs return to Wrigley on Thursday with a chance to clinch the NL Central Division title -- their first since 2008 -- with a win against Milwaukee. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Central Time.

Let's go!


Mac Himself Celebrating the W


The Macs enjoying the Cubs' win at Busch today!

By popular demand, RFBleachers' first favorite Cub.

Games Left

17


Home Field Advantage Magic Number

10



14 comments :

KPOM said...

Will you keep the tracker up for home field advantage?

Mac said...

Absolutely, and then playoff numbers.

Mike Whitlock said...
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Anonymous said...

3rd gen. Loyal Cub fan
Remember '69 like it was yesterday
These guys are for real
We play like today in the playoffs and we will be the champs.
Go Cubbies!!!!!

Steve E said...

PLAYOFF BERTH CLINCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Division this week, the home field next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do not know what will cost and don't care how crappy the seat, but after living and dying this for 70 years will be at Wrigley for the first World Series game. Just sad my dad won't be there too.

Mike Nike said...

I would give up everything I have if only my dad could be here for this . His love for the cubbies was genuine.

Anonymous said...

Over 50 years and not giving up on the Cubs. A true and loyal fan
Go Cubs Go!!! You are a great team with a terrific manager.
Here's more wins and that Worlsr Champion ship trophy.
Best of wishes for many more great years to come. :-)

Mr. A. Elbows said...

Thanks Mac!

RFBleachers said...

Oh boy is this great! Go Cubs!

Anonymous said...

How is the home field advantage magic number calculated?

Anonymous said...

Life long Cubs fan living in Dallas. You can be sure if it is the Cubs-Rangers World Series, I will be to at least one game regardless of the costs!! GO CUBS!!!

Mac said...

We base it off the second best team in the NL. (Nationals) Since we own the tie breaker, you take 162-Cubs wins-Nats loses.

Right now, it's 162-93-59=10.

RFBleachers said...

Check out the big brain on Mac! Who says he doesn't enjoy a little math? ;)

Go Cubs! Beat the Brewers!

Unknown said...

No more updates?