There are two ways someone can take yesterday’s loss against the Marlins; “Meh? it’s the Cubs.” or “the more optimistic approach of, “You know what? they fought hard and came back.”
That’s the approach I’ll take. The score was close. A one run game where the Cubs rallied and Nate Schierholtz got a triple in his decidedly heralded return to form in a 4-3 loss.
“The energy is at a pretty high level right now,” Cubs starter Jake Arrieta said. “It’s kind of a contagious thing. Once we get rolling and get a few in a row, it just kind of breeds confidence with everybody in the clubhouse. That’s kind of what we need moving forward to be able to carry over some of that momentum to the following day and the following series.
The question that begs to be answered is, “Will the Cubs call up Bryant and Baez?” To tell you the truth, I don’t really think it’s necessary. The chemistry within the roster is making for a compelling story this season. Get the players to gel and ease into that transition with the prospects. I’m enjoying what the Cubs are doing right now.
‘‘We played good, and hopefully we stay like that on the road,’’ said Castro.
Hey, what did you think of those nifty throwbacks? It’s difficult to decide what is the best of those retro jerseys but yesterday’s vintage 1942 was sharp! I think that one was my favourite so far.
So, not only is the team looking sharp, but they’re on a role and although they couldn’t cap their first six game winning streak since 2008, they’ll take the five game run and head into Pittsburg with confidence and swagger. Lovable losers no more, the 2014 edition of the Chicago Cubs are starting to resemble a machine that needs a little grease to keep the momentum running.