Fly The W: Cubs Win 8th Straight Game
The 2016 season seems like it will be all about the Cubs, which could make them America’s team. But seriously, if you are a true baseball fan, secretly you have to be rooting for Chicago to finally win a World Series. It almost seems unfair that they haven’t won since 1908.
And so far this season, they are taking their fans on an amazing run that really seems like it will never end.
It’s almost too good to be true that the Cubs have the best record in baseball at 25-6, (tying the 1907 squad for best start in franchise history), have only lost three games apiece at home (12-3) and away (13-3), haven’t lost a game by more than five runs, but have already had several blow out victories, highlighted by a 16-0 no-hit gem by Jake Arrieta (6-0, 1.13) against the Cincinnati Reds on April 21st.
Now this is not to say they aren’t a good team, but who really saw this coming, not even the movie Back to the Future, could have predicted this epic start to the season.
If looking at numbers as a team in all the majors, the Cubs are first in runs (184), walks (156), and OBP (.369) and second in RBIs (173), which boasts that they are winning by being patient at the plate.
On the mound they lead the majors with 25 wins, a 2.62 ERA, have given up the least earned runs (82), and opponents are batting just .202, which is also tops in the majors.
I am sure this won’t be the last time we write winning posts about the Cubs, because this year just seems like they are destined to finally break the curse. If that happens, it will be another Cinderella ending to a great baseball season, but Cubs fans shouldn’t get that far ahead of themselves, just enjoy this run for what it’s worth, winning baseball at it’s best.