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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Forget last year’s collapse and their slow start—the real Cubs are back

They are real and they are spectacular.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 15, 2019 at 08:40 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: May 15, 2019 at 06:15 PM (#5842545)
Can we please stop referring to the end of last year as a collapse? The Cubs went 15-12 in September, 4-3 over the last week of the regular season. The Brewers just went 19-6 for the month and won their last 7. This was not the 2011 Red Sox going 7-20 and blowing a huge lead; this was getting caught from behind by a team playing incredibly well.
   2. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: May 15, 2019 at 06:31 PM (#5842550)
Agreed. I've pointed it out before that although that 15-12 is a worse winning% than the rest of the season, one more September win would have been right on pace and given them the best record in the NL.

However, I think it is fair to say the offense collapsed and/or just disappeared. Then again, this is just another pointless Jesse Rogers piece.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: May 16, 2019 at 01:48 AM (#5842640)
And you guys kinda understate it. They won 4 of the last 5 regularly scheduled games. Even the offense had woken up, scoring 29 over those last 5 games. In fact, although it's certainly not how I remember it, they scored 62 runs over the last 13 regularly scheduled games (granted with two shut-outs and two 1-run games). All told, 8-5 over those 13 games. The Brewers went 10-3 over their last 13, closing a massive 2-game gap in only 2 weeks!

Without question, games 163 and 164 are best forgotten.

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