So I'm a little bummed about the Cubs game today and Thursday, but not totally discouraged, just disappointed. This is my first year as a season ticket holder. A buddy and I split two seats, and have been totally stoked about it. We have realistic expectations about this season, and next season frankly, but we have some faith in the new ownership and management that they will do the rebuilding right, and figure this was a fortunate time for our names to come up on the list --- get in on the ground floor and enjoy the ride.
The good thing about the last two games is that a lot of the mistakes we saw last season, and thought we would see this season, haven't really happened yet. Defense has been good. Starting pitching has been excellent. Baserunning has been pretty good for the most part, and our batting has been fine.
The last two games were lost by the bullpen, and by the same two players. While expectations are a bit low for this season, knowing that it is already going to be a long year is why it's really disappointing to lose two games like this that you should be able to finish. I'd rather the Cubs be 2-0 on the way to a 70 win season, than be in a position to be 2-0 and end up 0-2 on the way to a 70 win season, if you get my drift. Hate seeing games like this slip away when other parts of the team are showing signs of buying into the new Manager and playing better fundamental baseball.
It's a small sample set, sure, but it would have been great to see if come out and close these two games. Oh well, I'll be back out there Tuesday. Hopefully I get to hear "Go Cubs Go" soon...