This is it, we’ve officially reached the halfway point in the 2013 MLB season. Get ready for the Home Run Derby tonight.
Last night, the Cubs lost a close game against the St. Louis Cardinals 10-6. It was a tough loss as the Cubs fought hard to tie the division leaders in the eighth inning, but a four run ninth inning by the Cardinals was too much for the Cubs to take.
“You’ve got to bring your ‘A’ game every time you’re facing them,” said Travis Wood, who said he will be available to throw a couple of innings in Tuesday night’s All-Star game.
Bringing “Your A game” is a little bit of an understatement. Yadier Molina is just a marvel to watch and he garners respect from everyone in the league.
“Molina is unbelievable,” Darwin Barney said. “Sometimes you just don’t know how to get the guy out. I don’t know where to play him. It’s tough. Once we get a little momentum, he’s just a dagger every time.”
Speaking of Darwin Barney, he hit a great three run shot in the sixth inning to give the Cubs the temporary lead. it’s nice to see Darwin hitting again. Although, not known for his bat, Darwin has a unique ability to come through when it counts.
So, where do the Cubs start after the All Star Break? Do they have a slim chance at a Wild Card spot? What major changes will happen at the trade deadline? How long before the Cubs are contenders?
These are questions that will be answered in the following weeks.
Next up for the Cubs after the All Star Break is the Colorado Rockies. Jeff Samardzija gets the start and game time is Friday July 19th 8:40 eastern.
Enjoy the All Star Game!