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Chicago Cubs: The Final Push (August -September)

Its beginning to look like a disappointing year as the Cubs only record 11 wins throughout August. Two of their 11 wins were against the Reds in which they shut them out in both games. The first game against the Reds was a great one, beating them by the score of 8-0 as Cotton gets his sixth win of the year.

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The second game against the Reds, the score was 1-0 as Chatwood gets the win, Kimbrel gets the hold, and Winkler gets his 31st save of the year. The Cubs ended August 20 games back from the Reds and have a record of 65-73.

It’s now or never when it comes to September. You have the opportunity to call people up to help boost your club or get them some time in the Major League. Like the previous months of the season, the Cubs did not execute like they should of. They did, however, sweep the Reds at home and Pittsburgh at home. Unfortunately, the Chicago Cubs finished third in the Central Division with a record of 81-81, which is not good enough to make the playoffs this year.

Chicago Cubs Final Stats

Team Leaders (Place in the National League)

  • Batting AverageJason Heyward (6th) – .309
  • HitsKris Bryant (tied 16th) – 169, Doubles (5th) – 41, Triples (11th) – 6, Home Runs (tied 8th) – 32,
  • At-BatsJavier Baez (3rd) – 625, Stolen Bases (13th) – 18
  • WalksKyle Schwarber (tied 7th) – 89
  • WinsKyle Hendricks (tied 10th) – 15, ERA (23rd) – 3.48, Strikeouts (29th) – 166
  • SavesDan Winkler (10th) – 39

Chicago Cubs Awards and All-Stars

First baseman Anthony Rizzo was named an All-Star this year as the National League defeated the American League 6-0. Unfourtantly no one from the Cubs won any season awards.

2020 National League Central Final Standings:

Cincinnati Reds (98-64)

Milwaukee Brewers (86-76)

Chicago Cubs (81-81)

St. Louis Cardinals (70-92)

Pittsburgh Pirates (60-102)