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Game 140: Pirates 6 – Cubs 1

Sep
08

Cubs 71-69, +0
Dodgers 62-79, -9.5

POTG: C Geovany Soto (2H, 2B, R)
Runner Up: 1B Derrek Lee (2 H, 2B)

They’re still not behind, so that’s good. Little else, but it doesn’t make sense to freak out about the Cubs not making the playoffs when they’d at least get a playoff game at this point. If the Cubs weren’t involved, I’d totally be rooting for the chaos of a three way tie, so I can’t be totally upset when it keeps getting closer and closer.

Rich Hill has had two bad starts in a row, which wouldn’t be a big deal if this wasn’t September. I do wonder if he gets rotated out on a start at some point for Marshall. He’s got to make his next one, because it’ll be a six man rotation with the double header, so he can still force the decision.

I didn’t think the Cubs took a bad approach against Gorz. He was just having a good night, what with the balls flying back at his glove and all. The fielding let something to be desired.

Geovany’s about a couple CS away from making this team next year. It seemed like they were going to give him a very limited opportunity, like always, but he’s had the good timing to make something of it. I don’t think it’s out of the question he’d make the playoff roster ahead of Henry Blanco, but that’s far in the future.

Biggest Z start of the season, but we’re going to be saying that for every start for a while.

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