The Cubs fell to the Brewers on Wednesday in Milwaukee by the final of 3-2. The Cubs got off on the right foot offensively, but pitching then fell apart. Once the pitching got better the offense then struggled. This has basically been the story of the year for the Cubs who have constantly shot themselves in the foot this season. The team has been as bad this year as they have seen in sometime and need to do some significant work in the off season to get things right.
It was in January of this year that Brian Urlacher suffered a torn MCL after trying to prevent a game-winning touchdown pass to the Minnesota Vikings Percy Harvin. The Vikings Adrian Peterson and Bears QB Jay Cutler had similar injuries and were back on the field faster than Urlacher.
Could it be that age has finally caught up to the middle linebacker that we all know and love in the Windy City? Brian Urlacher is such an integral part of the Bears defense and has also become so much of the legacy of Bears football in recent times.
The White Sox won 7-2 on Thursday against the Blue Jays across the border. The Sox continue to make strides toward getting a playoff position, but may not have quite enough. The team is 65-52 on the season overall and improve to 33-26 in away games. They got a lot of help at the plate and showed off the power this team possesses as 5 balls left the park off of Chicago batter’s hits. More amazing is the fact that the team had just 6 hits total in the game and 5 of those left the yard.
The Cubbies won 7-2 on Wednesday in Chicago as they were able to use a powerful offense and great pitching to get past the Astros. The team is still in terrible shape at just 46-70 this season and has hit a new all-time low in recent years. They faced an even weaker foe in Houston Wednesday and were able to get past them with ease. Much thanks for the win must go to Dejesus who hit the team to a victory while the pitching kept runners from getting across the plate.
Chicago got 11 hits in all Wednesday including three homers. DeJesus got two of those long balls to bring his 2012 total to 4. Castro also went yard to give him 12 this season. The team scored 6 of their runs between the 2nd and 4th innings and got a good pitching performance from Germano who is now 2-2 overall on the year. The team has been decent at home with a 30-28 overall record in the windy city.
The Cubs suffered a 8-4 loss to the Pirates on Wednesday in Chicago. The team is the latest victim of a Pirate team that finally looks destined to find their way into the playoffs (knock on wood). The Pirates did give the cubs problems especially late in the 8th when they officially put the game to rest. They did have the lead the entire game following the first inning when Chicago scored first. The Cubs are now just 43-60 on the season and fall to 27-24 at home.
The Cubs had 11 hits in all on Wednesday including 2 homers. Both Cubs’ Castros went yard in the game, but it was too little too late as the Cubs scored 3 runs in the 9th to just cut halfway into the Pirates total runs scored. The loss was credited to Wood who is now just 4-7 on the year. The Cubs were in the game down 2-1 until the Pirates scored 5 runs in the 8th to put the game to bed.
The White Sox won 3-2 on Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins in Minnesota. The team was able to be more consistent then Minnesota and go ta huge lift from pitcher Jake Peavy. Peavy was on fire and mowed down many Twins hitters in route to his 9th win of the season. The White Sox are now 57-47 on the season and improve to 30-25 in away games. They are in good position to get into the playoffs and will hope Peavy can get plenty of opportunities to pitch as he is steadily becoming their number one go to guy as of late.
The White Sox got 9 hits in Wednesday’s matchup to produce their 3 runs. They spread their production out, as they scored one run in the 1st, 5th, and 8th innings. They found themselves down early as the Twins scored two runs in the first two innings. Peavy then settled down and struck out 8 Twin batters to get the win and move to 9-7 on the season. Reed came on in the 9th to get his 18th save of the season.