The Top 10 Cubs Games of 2007

For those of you SportsCenter top 10 countdown fans out there and are also Cubs fans, this is right in your league.  I know we can talk about 2008 and all the great Cubs games of the year but let's see who the Cubs amateur historians are (I mean come on it's only 2007, not a far historic stretch). 

In the poll, "The Top 10 Cubs Games of 2008", there were comments left about how many games were included in the poll and how it doesn't even compare to 'a couple' of great Cubs games of 2007.  Well I think there were plenty of great Cubs moments from 2007 that most Cub fans remember, and some moments that most Cub fans forget. 

Just like the Cubs Games of 2008 poll, there is a list of what I think were the best 20 Cubs games of 2007, even though the title is Top 10 Games.  If your game isn't on the list, post a comment please.

The Best Cubs Games from 2007

April 21 - Jason Marquis, a former Cardinal (world series champion Cardinal lets not forget) shuts down the Cardinals in his first appearance against them shutting them out 6 to nothing on a fox telecast.

May 6 - After beginning the 2007 campaign 0 in 6 in one run games, the Cubs win 4 to 3 in 10 innings in walk off fashion on a Daryle Ward fly to the warning track in LF to drive in Matt Murton to complete the sweep of the Nationals.

May 18 - Cubs down 3 to 1 in the 7th to the Sox, come back and win 6 to 3 in the first crosstown game of the year. 

May 19 - A see-saw affair is finalized in the 8th inning with a six run frame capped off by a Derrek Lee grand slam to stick it to the Sox.

June 1 & 2 - The turning points of the Cubs season: Carlos Zambrano and Michael Barrett exchange blows in the dugout, Lou Piniella explodes the next day both on  Cubs losses but go 63-46 the rest of the season. 

June 16 - In a wild Cub-Padre affair, Big Z nearly throws a no hitter, Derrek Lee throws a punch, Lou Piniella is at the bottom of a brawl pile, and one Big Z mistake leads to a 1 to nothing loss?!  Big Z would re-deem himself 15 months later in Milwaukee.

June 24 - Cubs complete sweep of the Sox at the Cell on a shutout!

June 25 - Cubs give up 6 runs in the 9th inning to blow an 8 to 3 lead only to win on an Alfonso Soriano bloop single with the bases loaded to win the game 10 to 9.

June 29 - Aramis Ramirez hits a walk off HR vs. Brewers and Wrigley Field is up for grabs.

July 15 - Cubs down by 5 early to Astros, comeback to take a 7 to 6 lead by the 4th inning, no runs scored the rest of the game to complete a sweep.

July 19 - Cubs scatter 16 hits, Bonds hits two home runs, Cubs still win 9 to 8 in a game where the fans got their money's worth.

July 24 - Cubs squeak out a 4 to 3 win over the Cards ending with Pujols grounding out to end the game with a runner on.

August 1 - Cubs go into 1st place on a walk off wild pitch to bring home Matt Murton in a 5 to 4 win.

August 21 - Cliff Floyd drives in the game winning run just after his dad passes in San Francisco.

August 30 - Cubs squeak a 5 to 4 win over Brewers in the final matchup of 2007 en route to a Division Championship that the Brewers didn't get.

September 2 - Derrek Lee hits 2 run HR in 8th to put Cubbies ahead 6 to 5 to finish off another sweep on the Astros.

September 12 - Cubs pull off the double play of the year to end the game 3 to 2 with the tying run standing on 3rd base in a huge game in Houston with a close race in the Division.

September 17 - Mark DeRosa goes 5 for 5 capping it off with the walk-off hit to win 7 to 6 vs. the Reds.

September 21 thru 23 - Any game in this series is a Cubs route of the Pirates in the final 3 game set at Wrigley for 2007.

September 28 - Cubs clinch as Division Champs in Cincinnati!


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