With today’s win, the Cubs have now won three consecutive series for the first time since September 2010, when they were similarly way out of the race. But don’t talk to Mike Quade about the lack of pressure.

Ryan Dempster was solid, Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena went back-to-back, and Reed Johnson continues to make it harder and harder on us to criticize Quade for not giving Tyler Colvin consistent starts. Oh, and Carlos Marmol did what Carlos Marmol does.

The best stat of the game was Kerry Wood recording his 8th consecutive strikeout, tying a Cub record since the mound was lowered in 1969 (Juan Cruz in 2003 and Kyle Farnsworth in 2001). But, even an impressive feat like that doesn’t qualify for today’s enhancement…






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