While it has been a disappointing 2009 MLB schedule for the Cubs, they will still look to put on a show and preserve a winning season record with their final 7 games at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs will play 4 games against the Pittsburgh Pirates from Tuesday through Thursday at Wrigley Field. The day-night double-header on Wednesday September 30th is part of the make up game from Sunday August 16th that was postponed because of rain.
The Cubs will close out the season with a 3-game weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks from Friday October 2nd through Sunday October 4th.
Both the Pirates and Diamondbacks have losing records, so the Cubs should be able to end the season on a positive note. It will be the last chance for Cubs fans to see starting pitchers Carlos Zambrano, Ted Lilly, Ryan Dempster and Randy Wells in 2009, and maybe the last time they see soon-to-be-free-agent Rich Harden pitch in a Cubs uniform.
Keep your heads held high Cubs fans – if the Cubs do pull off a winning record in 2009, it will be the 1st time the Cubs have had winning records in 3 straight MLB seasons since the Cubs posted 6 straight winning seasons from 1967 through 1972…
Go Cubs Go!!!