The Cubs have lost 7 of the last 8 games but are still up by 4 1/2 games. Are the pitching problems the beginning of the end or a hiccup on the way to the playoffs? They have to get their pitching together to do anything in the playoffs. So even if they win their division if the pitchers don't get it together it won't matter.
It looks like Harden and Zambrano and Dempster should be strong in the end and resting them some now is a good strategy especially since they have managed to stay ahead of Milwaukee and rest the big pitchers some. Will they each put together a strong start or two before the end of the season? That will be the true test going into the playoffs.