|Luis Cruz hits a 2-run single in the 5th inning of today's action against the Cubs (photo by Danny Moloshok/AP)|
These are the games that each of these pennant contenders have to win. It’s a chance to fatten up on the schedule. We all know tougher foes will be on the slate soon. These games are looking more and more crucial as the schedule winds down. It makes me wonder why there is a mentality to sometimes “mail in” games that are played earlier in the season.
|Shane Victorino, donning the blue batting gloves today, called out his tardy teammate (photo capture from WGN HD television)|