The Cubs Are Still in First Place and Other Bullets

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The Cubs Are Still in First Place and Other Bullets

Chicago Cubs

I forgot to mention yesterday that the Kickball season came to an end Wednesday night when we were bounced from the playoffs in our first game, despite having entered the playoffs as the number one seed (we were undefeated in the regular season). The team that beat us (7 to 4) hadn’t been at full strength the previous time we’d played, and it turned out that they were just damn good. Bummer.

  •  The Cubs’ 26-49 record to date is their third worst 75-game start in franchise history. The Cubs currently have a one game “lead” on the Padres for the worst record in baseball (tied in the loss column). The Cubs are 15 games out in the NL Central, but only 14 games out of the second Wild Card. Good thing they added that! How bad has this year’s club been? The 2011 team would be up by five games on this team. The Cubs have won just eight games in June, but, would you believe that’s not the worst in the Majors? The Marlins, so far, have won just six.
  • Josh Vitters was named to the PCL All-Star team as a reserve, after hitting .289/.340/.493 in 77 games so far this year.
  • A look at the similarities between the efforts to revamp Fenway Park, and the planned renovations at Wrigley Field.
  • In case you wondered why Blake DeWitt hasn’t played a whole lot since being sent back down to AAA Iowa (come on, you know you were wondering), he’s been battling a sore wrist.
  • Kerry Wood’s annual bowling fundraiser was Wednesday night, and, by all accounts, it was another success.
  • Andrew Cashner has entered the Padres’ rotation, by the way, throwing 6.1 innings last night against the Astros, giving up two earned, and striking out nine. Good for him.
  • MLBullets at BCB focus mostly on that … large Yasiel Puig deal from the Dodgers.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.