Randy Wells is looking for his 12th win of the 2009 MLB schedule today in San Francisco. Wells is 11-9 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, but he must out-duel one of the Giants’ dynamic pitchers Matt Cain. Cain won only 8 games in 2008, but has had a terrific 2009 MLB schedule, going 13-7 with a 2.99 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Cain has lost 3 straight decisions, however, so Wells is hoping that if he can hold down the Giants for 6 or 7 innings, he should be able to notch that 12th win.
After Sunday’s game, the Cubs return home to Wrigley Field for the final 7 games of the season. And while the season will surely go down as one of the most disappointing seasons in recent history (after winning 2 straight NL Central divisions titles and 97 games in 2008), the Cubs should still make it a 3rd straight winning season, something they have not accomplished since 1972 when the Cubs had 6 straight winning seasons from 1967 through 1972.