The Cubs’ high water mark so far this season is .500. They’ve reached that four times. They have yet to get above .500. The longest win streak has been four games, which they’ve done twice. Can they put together a long winning streak?
“Why not? Why can’t we?” Lou Piniella said. “It’s been a struggle. We’ve been to .500 four times this year and we haven’t been above .500 at all. There’s no reason why we can’t. I’m hoping, I’m optimistic but we have to get it done on the field. We have to stay at it and keep grinding and get some breaks and have things go our way.
“Every day I come to the ballpark, I’m hopeful we start a winning streak and get ourselves closer to .500 and at .500 and above .500. We’ll have to wait and see what happens. We’re trying like heck.”
— Carrie Muskat