Game One Hundred Fifty-Four: Cubs (62-91) vs. Reds (74-78)
Game Time – 6:10pm C.T. Comcast Sports Net, WGN Radio, XM Radio Channel 186
Location – Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati
Rich Hill (6-6, 4.12) vs. Chris Michalak (1-3, 4.88)
The last 4 road games of the season….Tonight is a rematch of last Saturday’s match-up between the two lefties. Rich Hill threw a gem and recorded the first complete game of the season for the Cubs. The Reds have not been officially eliminated from playoff contention yet, they enter play tonight 5 games back with 5 teams in front of them, so the likelihood of them making the post season is very slim at best. The Cubs could end their season, officially, with a series win in the Queen City this weekend, the 4-game set concludes on Monday.
The Cubs chased Chris Michalak in the 5th inning the last time they faced him. In 4 2/3 innings he gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, on 7 hits.
The Cubs have many reasons to finish this horrible season on a positive note. Many think the roster may be set for next season but maybe under different leadership the result will be different, but it is highly unlikely. The Cubs are about to enter probably the most important off-season in recent history….if they go one way they could be the next coming of the Atlanta Braves, if they go the other it could be the “Further Adventures of the Loveable Losers”….
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