Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Up One, but Really Up Two

The Cubs took it to the Brewers for the second straight day last night after a 12-4 win. The Cubs now the lead the Wild Card by 1 game, but they are up two in the all important loss department. I can't remember a stretch of wins that the Cubs have looked so strong.

Who's Hot?

Moises Alou
Last Seven Days .407/.500/.926 for an OPS of 1.426 He also has 4 HR's and 13 RBI(6 Last night), but still on fire. Another great fact is that he has only 1 K.

Corey Patterson
7 Day .483/.518/.828 for an OPS of 1.344. He has 5 SB and no CS, also he has scored 10 runs and driven in 5. The one problem is that he has 1 walk, but I guess when you are hitting over .400 in a stetch a walk does not mean much.

We hear at the Yarbage Cub Review have finally named their favorite player: Drum Roll.............

Michael Barrett. I love this kid. He plays the game hard, now his defense is not the best I have ever seen, but just seeing him do the small things is worth it.

Last 7 Days he is .440/.481/.640 Ops of 1.121 Not bad for a catcher. He has 4 RBI with 3 doubles and 1 triple. The thing is that if you take away June when he hit .220, his average would be somewhere around .321. For me that is all you can ask of a catcher. He alread has about 20 more hits than Miller did all of last season.

Of course just about every other player is hot right now, other than Sammy, but I think it is a matter of time before he finds a groove. The Cubs go for the sweep today, but I probably will not get to see it.