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Stumbling Cubs More Certain Than Taxes

Chicago Cubs

It is safe to say that you won’t need to keep your schedule in October open.  Once again there won’t be any playoff baseball at Wrigley Field.  It isn’t as absolute a certainty as death, but more certain than paying taxes.

The Chicago Cubs are off to a slow start again, they lost by one run for the third time in 2014, Thursday night against the Pirates.  The 5-4 loss prevented the Cubs from winning two in a row for the first time this season.

Cubs starter Travis Wood pitched a solid game, only to see the bullpen toss away his first win of the season.  Wood pitched six strong innings, giving up one run on only four hits while striking out nine.  The lefthander’s ERA now stands at 2.92 on the year.

Cubs manager Rick Renteria had this to say about his team blowing the lead, “I’m sure we’ll think about it a little bit and then put it to bed and get ready for tomorrow night’s game.”

Ricky really dug deep for that one, didn’t he?

On to St.Louis for the Cubbies, good luck in trying to win two in a row against the National League defending champion Cardinals.