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    The Cub factor

    When the Cubs play St. Louis it's like the World Series to them. They really get up for those games, and have beaten them in the season series last year and this year with an inferior team.

    The Reds beat them like a step child. 3 more games with the Cubs, and the Cards have 6 more with them. Consevatively speaking, that should equate to +3 games for the Reds. Those 3 games will come in handy later on!

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    Re: The Cub factor

    i would be shocked to see the Cubs handle the Cards that way the rest of the season.

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    yeah, I tend to think the Cubs are sliding downward instead of gaining momentum for next year, but that might just be my perception because Lou is leaving and I can't imagine anything is too stable right now, despite him announcing his eventual retirement so they could find a replacement.

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    Re: The Cub factor

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    i would be shocked to see the Cubs handle the Cards that way the rest of the season.
    Why? They beat them when they still had Penny, Freese and Ludwick. I think they will beat 'em WORSE now! Like I said: It's their World Series. For the Cards it's just another reg. season game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdal View Post
    Why? They beat them when they still had Penny, Freese and Ludwick. I think they will beat 'em WORSE now! Like I said: It's their World Series. For the Cards it's just another reg. season game.
    they have loss players since then, their manager is quiting and their players are just not that good. Add to that the fact the Cards are in a division race and I wold be shocked in the Cards don't win the majority of those games left with the Cubs, if not sweep them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdal View Post
    For the Cards it's just another reg. season game.
    I would say that no game in August and September is "just another regular season game" for the Cards. They know how to play well down the stretch and it's not because they go in with the attitude that it's just another game.

    They are in a division and wild card race. I'm not saying they will beat up on the Cubbies, but they certainly are putting a lot more merit to these games no matter who they are playing.

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    Re: The Cub factor

    Are the games in St. Louis or Chicago? The Cards are better at home (disproportionally) .

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    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    they have loss players since then, their manager is quiting and their players are just not that good. Add to that the fact the Cards are in a division race and I wold be shocked in the Cards don't win the majority of those games left with the Cubs, if not sweep them.
    You have a point there about Lou quitting the team. But I think when the Cards come to Wrigley the juices will return. Whatever happens, they LOVE beating the Cardinals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds View Post
    Are the games in St. Louis or Chicago? The Cards are better at home (disproportionally) .
    6 games at home vs. cubs, 3 games at wrigley

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    Re: The Cub factor

    The Cards are 3-3 vs. the Cubs so far this season. They play 9 more games, 6 of them are in STL. As Reds pointed out, STL is much better at home. I see STL taking 4 or 5 vs. the Cubs at home, and 1 or 2 in Chicago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sivman17 View Post
    6 games at home vs. cubs, 3 games at wrigley
    That's right! 9 more games. That makes it +4 for the Reds. As far as a Card's advantage at home, the Cubs came a hair from sweeping them in their only 3 game series in extra's.

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    BTW, Sportscenter is finally doing a spot on the Reds tonite.

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    The Cubs players looked like they have packed it in, watching the game today.

    They need to add a "Q" to Cubs for Quit. Qubs.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

    "Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread

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    Re: The Cub factor

    Quote Originally Posted by Magdal View Post
    You have a point there about Lou quitting the team. But I think when the Cards come to Wrigley the juices will return. Whatever happens, they LOVE beating the Cardinals.
    You really don't think it works both ways? The Cardinals get up for those series as well, it's about as close to the playoffs as you can get pre-October. The Cardinals players and LaRussa know what a playoff race is like, I'm honestly not trying to be a cocky fan or anything there, I'm just saying the whole organization knows how a playoff race works and what it takes to win a division. I don't think they're going to let the cubs sneak up behind them

    As for your estimate, I could certainly see the Cubs winning four of nine but I could also see the Cubs only winning 2 or 3.

    I see this division really coming down to the two series we have left against each other. It should be fun I doubt either team will gain more then a game or two outside of those series.

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    Re: The Cub factor

    They did look flat today, I think that's something that benefits us though vs. the Cardinals because they may show up to play in those games simply because of the rivalry. Hopefully the roll over the next 2 games as well. The Cubs have a lot of talent on their team, It wouldn't surprise me to give the Cardinals a run for the season series. I don't think its a matter of sneaking up on the cardinals its a matter of a talented team being motivated to beat the Cardinals. It doesn't mean the Cardinals aren't better, just that they may get a better showing from the Cubs than teams that the cubs are irrelevant to. Cardinals have to bring it every series at this point.


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