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Kelly Powers, Staff Writer

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As most Cubs fans anticipated, the opening game against the Los Angeles Angels resulted in a W. The Cubs clinched another victory during the second game of the Angels series, reaching a two-zero start for the first time since 1995. Following their Angels series, the Cubs showed no mercy during the first game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Not only did Anthony Rizzo have 6 RBI’s, but the Cubs also scored a 14-6 victory. However during the game, Kyle Schwarber had a collision with Dexter Fowler in the outfield which resulted in Schwarber being out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, LCL, and severely damaged ligaments.
Being that Schwarber is one of our best assets on the team, fans all over, myself included, are nervous for how the team is going to do without him. Personally, I feel that the rest of the team will be able to play just as well as they have been, but might be distraught knowing that their friend and teammate only has the ability to watch W’s, and not contribute.
Although they did lose the second game three to two, the Cubs redeemed themselves with a four-two win and a 7-3 win. After an exciting post season last year, Cubs fans have high expectations for this season and so far the team has kept up with expectations. Despite losing to the Angels 4-6 on April 6, the Diamondbacks in a close 2-3 game on April 8, and the Rockies 2-0 April 17, the Cubs have still broken many records so far this season.
As of April 14, the Cubs were 8-1 for the first time since 1969, and as of April 17, Jake Arietta is the first pitcher in MLB history with six consecutive scoreless starts at home. As of May 9, the Cubs are 24-6, were the first team to reach 10 wins, and are first place in their league. I think I speak for most Cubs fans in that the World Series is seeming closer than ever, especially if the team keeps playing the way that they have been.

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