2018 Cubs – Sixth Ten Games

I’m back home in Chicago after a long, emotionally draining trip.  My stomach still hasn’t fully recovered, but I already feel my sleep schedule getting back in line.  I don’t know how much I’m going to talk about my time in India after this.  I do want to talk about my trip out to London that happened a couple weeks before if I can figure out a good way to do so with cards, but that will come a little later.

Today, I continue to recover and take it easy by continuing to catch up with the Cubs.  It’s nice to be able to watch the games again.  The 80th game of the season was played yesterday and I’m typing this as game 81 is happening.  Almost there.  For this batch of games 51-60, the Cubs went 8-2 which is the best stretch featured so far.  That also means getting more scans formatted and uploaded.  The sacrifices we make for a winning record.

I wonder how they choose the background colors

Win #29 – Jason Heyward – I wanted to give it to Lester for a 2 hit game at the plate, but his pitching was not great. This was the Pirates game to lose and they did. Heyward went 3-5, including a double.  He only contributed 1 RBI, but it was a key insurance run. There were some big hits overall by the whole team.

Clearly not by team

Win #30 – Zobrist – On the day, Zo was 3-5, including a 2-run homer.  He was also a triple short of the cycle, just like so many others before him.

I know where the stripe colors come from

Win #31 – Schwarber – He only had two ABs.  He was 1-1 as a pinch hitter with a Sac Fly.  The hit was a 3-run homer for a total of 4 RBI. Not bad for someone that didn’t start. That turned out to be the difference in the 7-4 win.

I don’t collect Farrell and I don’t know if I’d have any cards of him if I did

Win #32 – Luke Farrell (not pictured) – Montgomery pitched well in another start, but Farrell gets the official win by pitching 5 innings in relief. In that tied game, he allowed 2 H, 2 BB, and notched 7 Ks before the Cubs dropped 6 runs in the 14th inning to beat the Mets 7-1.

This is from the Mini set

Win #33 – Lester – 7 innings, 2 hits, 3 BB, 7 K, ERA 2.44, 0 runs.  Pretty sure he’s going to be an All-Star this year.  I could have picked Baez, who stole home, but Lester was working on no hitter for 5.2 innings.

My scanner created those lines on the holo parallel

Win #34 – Heyward – He only went 1-5 but the 1 was big. Jason crushed a walk-off grand slam on a 2 out, 2-2 count.  The Cubs were down 5-3 after the Phillies scored 2 in the top of the 9th, but went home winners.

No lines on the non-holo

Win #35 – Rizzo – This one hit game is less impressive.  He batted 1-3, with a solo home run and a controversial Sac Fly (where Phillies catcher apparently was at fault for a collision thing – I didn’t watch game) adding to 2 RBI total. Nothing crazy showing up in the box score, so Rizzo gets the nod here.

This color makes sense

Win #36 – Ian Happ (not pictured) – This is a first, but I’m giving it to a player with no hits or RBI.  Happ was 0-3 at the plate but was great defensively in LF with 3 diving grabs.  Two of those were in relatively important positions and one to end the game with flair.

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