Cubs Find Their Groove

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What is it about Scott Feldman? With all the attention drawn to Matt Garza and Edwin Jackson, Scott Feldman has come out of the shadows and on the heels of his first complete game, he goes and almost does it again. Awesome!!!

“He was commanding every pitch,” Cubs catcher Welington Castillo said of Feldman, who held the Rangers to two hits over seven innings, but had to leave in the eighth because of a hand cramp. “He executed the pitches and he got out of the innings. He made the pitches when he needed to make them — that’s not an easy lineup to face. I give all the credit to him.”

So were the rest of the Cubs in a dominating win over the mighty Texas Rangers 9-2. Anthony Rizzo continued his Home Run ways with a bomber in the 8th inning. He now has a season number of nine dingers sitting fourth in the National League.

“I think we’re a lot better team than what our record shows,” Rizzo said. “We’ve lost a lot of heartbreakers and today definitely feels good and we should be happy about it.”

This is a gruelling schedule for the Cubs as they face division rivals St Louis Cardinals today at 7:05. I don’t need to explain to Cubs fans how important this matchup is, but with the Cubs sitting 81/2 back from St Louis, it is a great position to be in this early in the season. Awe shucks, I’m probably too optimistic, heck they’re even 51/2 back from Wild Card contention.

I believe this team is great or at least the seeds are there for future greatness.

—Mark

6 comments

  1. Minoring In Baseball · May 7, 2013

    We’ve been watching and they’ve been playing pretty well. It’s a long season, so anything can happen!
    -Mike

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  2. The Cub Den · May 7, 2013

    Oh yeah, in losing causes; the Cubs aren’t bad at all! Some folks are criticizing them, but they’re playing great ball despite everything.

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  3. Thomas Lashier · May 7, 2013

    I saw them lose one of those heartbreakers in person last Saturday vs. the Reds. Hope they keep up these winning ways!

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  4. The Cub Den · May 7, 2013

    It looks like it might continue tonight with Anthony Rizzo almost getting one over the ivy in the bottom of the 8th inning.

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  5. sarahlouisek · May 8, 2013

    That was a fun game. Good to see Scott Feldman hit a double (…if I remember right). Reminded me of when Carlos Zambrano used to get a lot of hits.
    So Mark, are you a reporter, or perhaps with the Cubs organization? Or a fan? I’m curious, because your posts contain quotes from the players.

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  6. The Cub Den · May 8, 2013

    I’m just a fan who loves the team.

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