Many, including us, were fooled by the Chicago Cubs.
They actually made us believe they had what it takes this year.
They weren’t only going to win their division, they were going to represent the National League in the World Series!
Sights were aimed high.
But, reality has set in lately.
The Cubbies managed to go to Pittsburgh and lose not a game, but an entire series to the struggling Pirates.
All this while the Brewers were in Cincinnati winning their bout with the Reds.
Now a game out of first, the Cubs welcome the hated St. Louis Cardinals to Chicago this week, a crucial series for both teams.
Cubs 5, Pirates 10: Steve Trachsel has gotten off to a rough start in his Cubs re-debut. Yesterday, he was lit up for 6 runs in the 2nd inning, 3 coming off a Freddy Sanchez triple. That is all. The Cubs lost a series in Pittsburgh.
Brewers 10, Reds 5: On the other side of that N.L. Central race is Milwaukee, a team that made a bit of history in Cincy by becoming the first team to start a road game with 3 straight home runs. Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy and Ryan Braun were involved in the feat that help the Brew Crew jump to the division lead.
Cardinals 5, Diamondbacks 6: We’ll just go all-N.L. Central today. The Cardinals, failing to hold up their end of the “race,” proceeded to get swept out of Arizona, dropping their second 1-run game in the series last night. Rick Ankiel’s HGH allegations seemed to have killed the St. Louis momentum — the team has now dropped 3 straight.
Mariners 14, Tigers 7
Red Sox 3, Orioles 2
Blue Jays 2, Devil Rays 3
Twins 5, White Sox 2
Yankees 6, Royals 3
Athletics 9, Rangers 12
Cleveland 6, Angels 2
Nationals 7, Braves 4
Astros 1, Mets 4
Marlins 5, Phillies 8
Padres 2, Rockies 4
Dodgers 2, Giants 4