Posted on: June 23, 2008 12:55 pm

State of the Cubs: Week 12

48-28 4.5 GMs up on Cardinals

Who would've thought that the week we go 3-3 we actually gain ground in the standings.

The Week that was:

The Rays Series: U-L-G-Y 3 games we should've won, due to some bad bullpen preformences and a hurting Carlos Zambrano (he'll miss only 2 starts). Oh and on the injury front, Alfonso Soriano thinks he can be back before the All-Star Break.

The White Sox Series: Well I think we can pretty much call the White Sox our bitches, as we have won 9 out of the last 10. Aramis Ramirez wacked 4 HRs, including a game-tying and game-winning blast

Stat Time: The Cubs still have the most runs scored and best ERA in the NL. Kinda hard to beat that. And they have a good shot at winning 17 or 18 games in the hardest month of the year. And that's with Soriano, Johnson, Edmonds, and Zambrano all being a bit banged up

Now that's the best team in baseball for you.

My Prediciton: I got 3-3 right

The Week that Will Be: The Cubs get to stay at home (yay!) to face the Orioles, who are 16-24 on the road. And frankly their 38-36 is a pretty big...well fluke. They aren't that good. They send to the mound Jeremy Guthrie (3-7 3.51), Brian Burres (6-5 5.24) and Radhamas Liz (1-0 6.27). While the Cubs counter with spot-starter Sean Marshall, Ted Lilly and Jason Marquis.

The they get to stay in Chicago (yay!) but have to go to the cell (Boo!). They send up Gallagher, Dempster and Marshall against Contreras, Vazquez and Buerhle.

So Ozzie you and the rest of your sox gonna keep talking crap about the Cubs?

My Prediction: Why in the world would I pick against the Cubs at home? They sweep the series. Then they win 2 out of 3 to the Sox, losing Sunday night. Soto has a good week.    

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