Chicago Cubs Feel Reality’s Wrath

July 21, 2009 by  

What a difference a day makes.

Or a two hour drive north.

On Sunday, the Chicago Cubs finished a relatively easy four-game sweep at the Washington Nationals, running two rookie pitchers to the hill and finding an offense that had been dormant for a couple weeks.

The Cubs were now just two games behind the St. Louis Cardinals, despite their woeful first half. Things were looking up, right?

Rewind...the Cubs swept the Washington Nationals. On Monday they suited up against a real, major league roster.

In fact, it was against the defending World Champion Phillies in Philadelphia.

And so after a fun series that felt as much like Spring Training as it did the start of the season's second half, Monday b...

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