As Owen Friend Spondulicks once said…“Goals that are not written down are just swishes.”
Somehow, the Astros (45-97) won a 1-0 game in which they committed four errors and used six pitchers. The Cubs (55-87) are stuck on the same magic number.
“The guys are starting to talk about (it),” manager Dale Sveum said. “Our goal is to stay under 100 losses, unfortunately. It’s not something you go into the season wanting to do, but that’s our goal right now.
“The guys have pride and all that. You don’t want to be a part of that. (It’s) eight games away from not happening. For us right now it’s like a day-to-day thing, (win that day) and then they’ll cut it down to seven and then you go from there.”
...Going 8-12 down the stretch – a daunting 10-game homestand features the Pirates, Reds and Cardinals – means the Cubs would finish with 99 losses.
“What else do we have to lose?” Justin Germano said. “It’s nice to have some sort of goal to finish out the season. A lot of guys want to finish strong. But as a team goal, you definitely want to minimize the losses and stay away from the 100-loss year and just try to finish on a strong note and take that into the offseason and get ready for next year.”
Posted: September 12, 2012 at 04:26 AM | 8 comment(s)
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