Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

It’s hard to sweep a two-game series, much like it’s hard to sweep a doubleheader. But the Cubs have their two best pitchers (so far this year, anyway) going against the Reds in a ballpark where the team has had a lot of success over the years. It’s better than Wrigley, anyway – the Cubs are just 9-13 at home this year.

  • Jim Hendry was fired on Friday, according to ESPN radio personality, Colin Cowherd. Don’t get titillated – Hendry wasn’t actually fired. The whole thing came from a joke/wishful-thinking column by Kent Sterling, which was passed on to Cowherd, who somehow interpreted it as fact, live on the air. Pretty embarrassing if you ask me.
  • Mike Quade summed up the Cubs’ play so far this year, after a disappointing homestand: “We’re not there yet, and that’s a fact.” The “yet” is both appreciated and optimistic.

  • Saturday’s game was played in the worst conditions many Cubs had ever played in. The fact that it was a national broadcast on Fox, I’m sure, has nothing to do with the fact that it wasn’t postponed.
  • Sunday’s rainout allowed the Cubs to push Casey Coleman’s next start back to Thursday, which makes it slightly more likely that Randy Wells will be ready to return in time to take over that spot in the rotation after just one more start. That’s assuming Doug Davis is the preferred rotation holdover rather than Coleman, which is, indeed, what I’m assuming.

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