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Cub Tracks’ Mayday

#Cubs and #MLB news for your Saturday, Sergeant Howie.

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Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we like to keep things brief on the principle that it makes us appear wise. We don’t always, but we like to. Mostly we crack wise, but we are trying.

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But seriously, folks. The healthy Matt Duffy is paying dividends. Trying to hit base hits seems to be bankable also. There’s no accounting for the sudden demise of Ian Happ’s bat but it gets him a seat on the pine for now, until he too begins making regular deposits into the outfield grass. Jake Marisnick makes good contact and brings that glove to the party (usually).

I could get used to this scoring early thing, bit it would be nice to score in the middle innings and late, too. Let’s just say that I have an interest in winning. A healthy Jake Arrieta seems to be paying off, too (most of the time). There’s no accounting for random factors — the Cubs need to control what they can.

Let’s hope Willson Contreras is okay. “Mild right thigh tightness”, the Cubs say.

How about that ninth inning? Arg. So much woulda shoulda coulda.

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