Gamecast: September 14th vs. Brewers
Jeff Suppan (6-9, 5.05 ERA) vs. Ryan Dempster (9-8, 4.03 ERA)
A funny thing happened this last week, the Cubs last ditch playoff chances got a little boost. The Cardinals finally decided to lose, and the Rockies came back down to earth. Granted, the playoff chancesare still very remote, but they are better than they were a couple days ago.
The Cubs are 8-games back in the loss column in the NL Central, and 7 back in the Wild Card. Well, at least the Cubs still are playing a few meaningful games this week. If they can find a way to cut into the lead a little this week, it might make this weekend's series a little bit more fun. I'm all for putting a little fear in the Cardinals before they cake walk into the playoffs.
This week, the Cubs get to face off against the Brewers. They still have a pretty good offense, but the pitching was been really up and down. Tonight, the Cubs send their most up and down pitcher, Ryan Dempster, to the mound.
Derrek Lee - He is amazing right now, too bad the Cubs will likely miss the postseason once again during his second best year as a Cub.
Geovany Soto - Where did this come from? Oh right, Soto was once a good hitter. This at least gives us hope for next season. He has 7 RBI in his last three games.
Micah Hoffpauir - It looks like Micha's trip to AAA has helped him out. He's hitting .364 with two HR's in his last five games.
Milton Bradley - Welcome back Milton, it seems like yesterday when you were here on a daily basis. Lately, Milton is 3 for his last 19 at the plate.
Kusoke Fukudome - Maybe next year Fukudome will be able to put a complete season together. In his last six, Fukudome's got three hits. He's only hitting .154 in September.
The Cubs need a lot of wins, and it might interesting to see how many they can put together in the next few days.