Cubs 8, Pirates 7 (8.29.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius30 Comments

OSS: Cubs win a bizarre one. Three Six up There were too many crazy plays in this game to stick to just three. WPA-wise this was one of the craziest games I’ve seen. There were twenty separate plays that swung win probability by more than ten percent. The biggest one was Jorge Soler‘s game-tying homer in the ninth (.470 WPA). …

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Pirates @ Cubs Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick8983 Comments

Time: 7:05 PM CT TV: CSN Gameday LINEUPS Josh Harrison, 2B Josh Bell, 1B Andrew McCutchen, CF Gregory Polanco, RF Starling Marte, LF David Freese, 3B Francisco Cervelli, C Jordy Mercer, SS Steven Brault, P Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Jorge Soler, LF Jason Heyward, RF Willson Contreras, C Javier Baez, SS Jake Arrieta, P Will …

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Cubs @ Dodgers Game Thread

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Time: 4:10 PM CT TV: CSN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, LF Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Addison Russell, SS Jason Heyward, RF Javier Baez, 3B David Ross, C Jon Lester, P Howie Kendrick, LF Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B Adrian Gonzalez, 1B Enrique Hernandez, CF Rob Segedin, RF Yasmani Grandal, C Charlie Culberson, 2B Brock Stewart, …

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Cubs 6, Dodgers 4 (8.26.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius16 Comments

OSS: Bryant and Heyward fuel a Cubs comeback. Three up: Kris Bryant poured a dump truck full of concrete into the foundation of his MVP case, hitting home runs number 34 and 35 to lead the Cubs to victory and put him back in the NL lead for homers. He might even have passed Mike Trout in the fWAR race, …

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Cubs 6, Padres 3

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius37 Comments

OSS: Cubs sweep away the Padres for their 81st win. Three up: The Cubs jumped on the Padres early, hitting two doubles and a triple in their first three plate appearances. The top of the order combined to go 5-13, scoring five runs. Kyle Hendricks struck out eight batters in six innings, and managed to hold the lead the offense …

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Cubs @ Padres Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick8942 Comments

Time: 2:40 PM CT TV: WGN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Jorge Soler, LF Addison Russell, SS Jason Heyward, RF Javier Baez, 3B Willson Contreras, C Kyle Hendricks, P Travis Jankowski, CF Wil Myers, RF Yangervis Solarte, 3B Alex Dickerson, LF Ryan Schimpf, 2B Brett Wallace, 1B Derek Norris, C Luis Sardinas, SS Paul Clemens, …

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Cubs 5, Padres 3 (8.23.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius38 Comments

OSS: There’s no such thing as an easy win, I guess. Three up: Kris Bryant homered again, bringing his season total up to 33, and salted the rest of his performance with two walks. Going into the game he had tied last year’s 6.6 fWAR total, and there’s still a month and change to go. Addison Russell also had a …