The Cubs – Wild Card War #ReverseTheCurse

Hello, ampoule Cub Fans! What do you really care about this season?  The Reaction to Wrigley Field Renovations, viagra sale the Maddon Effect, generic the Wacky Road Trip Themes, a No-Hitter, or All of the Above?  The reality is no one should be interested in any of the above because the Cubs are in a mad race for the Wild Card.  Let’s take a look at how the Cubs stack up against those slimy Pirates…

Best Manager: CUBS – Rumor has it Maddon may be running for President in the off season.  Bottom-line Maddon is the Buddha of Chicago.  Maddon’s confident, laid back, entertaining, fearless culture energizes the Cubs players and fans.  Interesting fact Maddon has an old school superstitious side.  It came out after he wore the same pair of socks for nine games straight during the Cubs most recent winning streak.  PIRATES Manager: Also a great manager Clint Hurdle took the Rockies to World Series in 2007 and the Pirates to a Wild Card Win in 2013, on the field Hurdle was known as a player who liked to have a good time, he played outfield for the Cardinals, Royals, Mets and Reds.

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Maddon’s RV vs Cardinal http://www.cubby-blue.com/

Best Record against the Cardinals: PIRATES are currently 8-8 with three more games at home against the Cards at the end of September.  CUBS Record against the Cardinals is 7-10, which evened out more this week and the Cubs also have three more games at home mid-September against the Cardinals.

Longest Home Run: CUBS Kris Bryant 495 Feet vs. PIRATES: Jung Ho Kang 472-foot home run.

Rookie Talent: CUBS take this by a landslide with Kris Bryant at third base, Addison Russel at second base and shortstop, Kyle Schwarber at catcher, Jorge Soler in the outfield and pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. are taking command of the National League.  PIRATES Rookies to watch include Jung Ho Kang at third base and Pitcher Arquimedes Caminero.

Super - Jake Arrieta

Super – Jake Arrieta

Most Shutouts: CUBS with 17 shutouts lead by Jake Arrieta’s No Hitter against the Dodgers on August 30th .   PIRATES only have 11 shutouts this season, but they do have a combined ERA of only 3.18.

Most Overlooked Player: PIRATES: Francisco Cervelli – Catcher .303 average, .378 on-base percentage, .800 on-base plus slugging caught fire the last few weeks.  CUBS Outfielder Dexter Fowler – is also out of control with 17 HRs, 42 RBIs, and a .350 on-base percentage.

Looks like the Cubs edge out the Pirates on many fronts.  October 7th is less than a month a way, get to Wrigley and support the CUBS !!  #wearegood #letsgo #cubs

About the author: Nancy Tiano. Cubs Correspondent. Nancy, a Chicago native and diehard Cubs fan, has spent time following sports around the globe from Cricket Matches in Melbourne, to the US OPEN Tennis in New York, cheering for the Blackhawks at the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Chicago, enjoying the US OPEN at Congressional and watching the NBA Finals in Boston. Nancy’s true love is baseball and her heart belongs to the Cubs. Having visited twenty-four Major League Baseball Stadiums, she’s enjoyed her share of teams all over the nation. She’s seen every Baseball movie filmed and attends the Cubs Spring Training in Mesa, AZ every year since attending her first trip to spring training with her grandfather and brother at age nine. She had the privilege of sitting with Harry Caray and Steve Stone during batting practice and has been hooked ever since. Nancy enjoys selling technology by day which allows her to travel and follow her true passion the Chicago Cubs. Catch Nancy on Twitter at @nancytiano

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  • Rachel Unverzagt

    Great article Nancy! I Share your love for the Cubs. Always been a huge fan. America’s pastime! #LetsGo

  • bill d

    Great article… fun and knowledgeable… not sure cervelli is that good.. but he is killing it for the pirates this year…

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