9/19 Wrapping things up
Monday marks the start of the Cubs’ final homestand of 2011. How does Mike Quade feel about the season as it winds down?
“It’s not the season I had envisioned and there are a gazillion reasons for that,” Quade said Monday. “In the end, we had our share of adversity and especially these guys in the clubhouse handled it pretty well. It was tough for us just from the get go, from the first week of the season losing [Andrew Cashner and Randy Wells]. We didn’t have enough depth and enough ways to rebound, particularly in the area of starting pitching.”
Those were two weren’t the only injuries the Cubs had to overcome. They had six players go on the DL in a 20-day stretch.
“Nothing caught me by surprise as far as managing — not [the media], not managing in Wrigley, nothing,” Quade said. “It was just frustrating to not be able to piece things together when the injuries started.”
— Carrie Muskat