Cubs fire pitching coach Chris Bosio

In News And Rumors by dmick8925 Comments

After the Cubs pitchers struggled to throw strikes in the postseason, the Cubs have fired Chris Bosio. Joe Maddon thought the entire coaching staff would stay intact, which wasn't hard to believe since they've won an average of 97 games over the last three seasons.  Earlier this week, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he'd thought the coaching staff would stay …

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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers 11, Cubs 1

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius77 Comments

OSS: Well, it wasn't a sweep. Two up: At least this one was over quickly. Um…the pitching staff only issued two walks? Time to deal with my DVR/streaming backlog! Hannibal and Halt and Catch Fire, I'm looking at you. Three down: Quintana just didn't have it tonight, and the Dodgers made him pay. I look forward to his next few …

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NLCS Game 5: Dodgers @ Cubs

In Game Threads by dmick8977 Comments

Time: 8:00 PM CT TV: TBS Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (104-58, 3-1) Chris Taylor, SS Justin Turner, 3B Cody Bellinger, 1B Yasiel Puig, RF Logan Forsythe, 2B Enrique Hernandez, LF Austin Barnes, C Charlie Culberson, SS Clayton Kershaw, P (92-70, 1-3) Albert Almora, CF Kyle Schwarber, LF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Willson Contreras, C Addison Russell, SS Javier Baez, 2B …

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NLCS Game 4: Cubs 3, Dodgers 2

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius38 Comments

OSS: Three up: Javy Baez homered twice, and Willson Contreras hit the longest HR of the entire season across all MLB (assuming I heard the announcers right) to account for all of the Cubs runs, which was just enough to hold on. The Cubs even managed to put some balls in play! We were hoping for Vintage Jake, but we …

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NLCS Game 4: Dodgers at Cubs

In Game Threads by berselius121 Comments

Time: 8:00 PM CT TV: TBS Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (104-58, 3-0)   Chris Taylor, SS Cody Bellinger, 1B Justin Turner, 3B Yasiel Puig, RF Andre Ethier, LF Curtis Granderson, CF Yasmani Grandal, C Chase Utley, 2B Alex Wood, P (92-70, 0-3)   Albert Almora, CF Kyle Schwarber, LF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Willson Contreras, C Addison Russell, SS Javy Baez, …

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NLCS Game Three: Dodgers 6, Cubs 1

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius33 Comments

OSS: Cubs lose in all aspects of the game. Three up: Kyle Schwarber got the scoring started with an opposite field solo HR against Darvish in the first inning. Unfortunately, that is also when the scoring stopped. Kris Bryant had two hits and didn't strike out for what seems like the first time in the last month. We didn't have …

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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers @ Cubs

In Game Threads by dmick89105 Comments

Time: 8:00 PM CT TV: TBS Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (104-58, 2-0) Chris Taylor, SS Cody Bellinger, 1B Justin Turner, 3B Yasiel Puig, RF Andre Ethier, LF Chase Utley, 2B Austin Barnes, C Joc Pederson, CF Yu Darvish, P (92-70, 0-2) Ben Zobrist, 2B Kyle Schwarber, LF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Willson Contreras, C Jon Jay, CF Addison Russell, SS Jason …

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NLCS Game 2: Dodgers 4, Cubs 1

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius64 Comments

OSS: Showalter'd. Three up: Addison Russell struck the only major Cubs blow in this one with a line drive homer to left that briefly gave the Cubs the lead. The bullpen proper performed much better in this one, especially Carl Edwards Jr. Foolish bottom of the ninth decisions aside, Edwards, Strop, and Duensing combined for four innings, allowing just one …

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NLCS Game 2: Cubs @ Dodgers

In Game Threads by dmick89115 Comments

Time: 6:30 PM CT TV: TBS Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (92-70, 0-1) Jon Jay, LF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Willson Contreras, C Albert Almora, CF Addison Russell, SS Jason Heyward, RF Javier Baez, 2B Jon Lester, P (104-58, 1-0) Chris Taylor, CF Justin Turner, 3B Cody Bellinger, 1B Enrique Hernandez, LF Logan Forsythe, 2B Austin Barnes, C Yasiel Puig, RF Charlie …

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NLCS Game One: Dodgers 5, Cubs 2

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius39 Comments

OSS: Well, at least it's a slightly longer series. Three up: Albert Almora was the only Cubs player with a positive WPA on the day, thanks to a two run homer off of Kershaw in the fourth inning to give the Cubs a lead. They didn't end up with much to show for it, but Bryzzo were squaring up Kershaw …