7/29 Playing to win
The Cubs are 30-25 since May 26, the fourth best record in the National League in that span, trailing the Dodgers, Cardinals and Pirates. Chicago is 48-55 overall. What would it mean to finish this season with a .500 record?
“Well, I mean it’s a number,” manager Dale Sveum said. “We’re trying to obviously get the whole organization healthy and all of that so, you know, it’s a number that, coming from where we were, and obviously now we see a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel to possibly get there in the next two months, it’s something to shoot for. It’s a goal that you want to have, but it’s not a goal that we want to have with this organization because I think those kind of things hold things back, too. ‘Oh, as long as we get to .500, yipee,’ but you’re still going home like everybody else who’s not in the playoffs.”
— Carrie Muskat