You have to hand it to the Cubs, when they’re good they’re pretty awesome. Last night in front of a near empty crowd in Cincinnati, the Cubs put a beat down on the Reds 9-1. The best part of the victory? It was a day after Edwin Jackson’s 30th birthday and he hits a home run. Happy Birthday indeed!
“It’s been a tough year, but there’s not been one time where I’ve given in,” Edwin Jackson said. “I’m a big believer, regardless how tough it gets, you can either fold or you can just continue to fight back. And as long as the guys in here know that you’re not a quitter, it doesn’t change the approach.”
Well there’s no point in rolling over and ending the season now. These last games are an early camp for next year. The other good thing about last night’s victory is they beat last year’s win total of 61. So you see, they’re getting better.
Wellington Castillo turned in a performance of the year by hitting two home runs and Donnie Murphy joined the party by hitting a home run of his own.
I’m anxious to see if the Cubs will indeed put in some prospects or stay the course. I’m liking Starlin Castro in the lead off spot.
The Cubs will try to earn the sweep and put a dent in the Red Machine when Jeff Samardzija gets the ball. It’s an early game at 12:35 eastern.