Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
It's nice to be in a position where losing a game (or even a few in a row) isn't that "big" of a deal...this team is special, and there's something really cool going on right now.
Tonight would have been a different situation had the Cubs faced one of the the Reds actual starters, I think. Redmon was put in a tough spot to make his debut.
Get 'em tomorrow!
It's all pitching and defense with them, slim margin for error with pitching and I'd like to see where they stand in terms of scoring in the first 5 innings versus other winning teams. It almost seems like a psychological block this team has due to the fact they aren't ever expected to score a lot of runs, just about every time out.
Tonight was a good example - lay it on late when the pressure's on, have a couple of weak links that don't come through, and 8 runs are just too much when you can't push a couple more over the plate in the first 5 innings - it's like they just coast along with their starters until it counts. I really think there's something to that with them.