Well, it was short and sweet. The Cubs 3 game winning streak is over with last night’s 3-2 loss to the Brewers. We pounded out 10 hits, but only scored 2 runs on a homer by Ramirez in top of the first inning. Milwaukee scored 3 in bottom of the first and that was it for scoring. I’m not surprised we lost. The Brewers are a very tough team to beat at home. Hopefully, we can win tonight.
The trade deadline is quickly approaching and I expect the Cubs to make some trades soon. I can see several of our veterans being traded away and I think that’s probably the right move to make. Fukudome, Pena, Soriano, Grabow and Byrd all could help several teams in the pennant race right now. I expect that once Carlos Beltran is traded by the Mets the flood gates will open and several trades will be made. Should be interesting to see who we trade and who we get in return. I also anticipate several of our minor league players to get called and gain some valuable experience.