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Cubs bounce back with 6 straight.

Chicago Cubs


Only six games into the season, and the Chicago Cubs seemed to have morphed into their 2016 selves. Facing the Baltimore Orioles and the currently the Atlanta Braves. The Cubs have showed no sign of slowing down any time soon. So, what is it that made them the force they are right now? It could be based on the fact that they just needed some time off. Whatever it is im happy it happened,and I’m sure I can speak for everyone when I say we are looking forward to the rest of the season.



Ever since the  start of the second half, the Cubs as a whole have been turning on all cylinders and can’t be stopped. The offense has been the most exciting to watch, in the six games they have been back they have scored 44 runs. While only allowing 17 runs, which translates to a run differential of 27. It’s more than just solo shots too, the Cubs are finally able to put up odd numbers at one time. The one player that I have seen the biggest turn around in, is Wilson Contreras. Hitting .273 with 13 home runs, 48 runs batted in and an OPS of .822. Defensively he is coming around as one of the best catchers in the game.


The pitching has done a complete 180 with multiple quality starts while not allowing more than 4 runs in the past five games. A long with the bullpen the Cubs team ERA has went down and stand at a 4.01 ERA standing at 8th in the league. The biggest start and most important was the Quintana start. His first start was going to decipher how people thought of him and the trade. I, think it’s safe to say that his 7 innings pitched, three hits no walks and twelve strikeouts. Throws all concerns away, and can’t wait to see his next start.

In which he will face the Cubs division rivals ST. Louis Cardinals. He will face off against Micheal Wacha who is 7-3 with a 3.71 ERA. So, it should be an intriguing match up for both fan bases. Even though we are only six games in, it is comforting to see how they are playing, and being able to convert base runners into runs. While the starting pitching is holding teams to 4 runs or less. The Cubs have the day off tomorrow, then on Friday they will go up against the ST. Louis Cardinals.