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Cubs 6, Rockies 4

In Postgame by berselius104 Comments

OSS: Suzuki continues to impress as the Cubs come away with a .500 road trip. Three up: Seiya Suzuki had yet another solid day, going 1-3 with two walks and a home run. His slash line on the season is a whopping .400/.543/.960, good for a .590 wOBA and 284 wRC+. Hooray for small sample sizes and all, but this …

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Cubs 2, Pirates 1

In Postgame by berselius30 Comments

OSS: The Cubs might be meh overall this year, but it looks like Suzuki is going to be pretty fun to watch. Three up: Seiya Suzuki provided all of the Cubs offense today, thanks to two solo shots. SSS applies of course but his slash line currently sits at .417/.529/1.167, with three homers and eight RsBI. And four walks! It’s …

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Cubs 5, Brewers 4

In Postgame by berselius27 Comments

OSS: Chicago Cubs baseball is on the air! Three+ up: Ian Happ went 3-4 with 2 RsBI, and led all Cubs players with a .351 WPA on the day. Happ hit a ground rule double in the second, and the biggest hit of the day with a tie-breaking two-run double in the 7th inning that gave the Cubs the lead. …

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New Cubs, who dis?

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius55 Comments

Between the probably-too-late fire sale last summer and the labor unrest prolonged ownership cash grab over the offseason, the Cubs franchise has spent the least amount of time in decades living rent-free in my head. But as soon as the new CBA was finally ratified, like clockwork I found myself checking to see when the Cubs travel to Denver and …

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Fire (sale) season

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius449 Comments

I almost wanted to leave that Padres recap up as a reminder that we ever thought this Cubs team might be good (dying laughing). With Anthony Rizzo being the first of the big ticket guys to be traded, I guess we should put up a new post. The worst part of the Cubs window finally slamming shut is that I’m …

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Cubs 3, Padres 1

In Postgame by berselius210 Comments

OSS: 5-1 against the Padres ain’t too shabby…I guess the Cubs are good again. Three up: With several regulars out for scheduled days off or fighting nagging injuries, the backups had yet another big day. Sergio Alcantara hit his first Cubs homer, and Patrick Wisdom had the Cubs highest WPA play of the day when he singled off Darvish in …

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Cubs 7, Padres 2

In Postgame by berselius68 Comments

OSS: Cook County General Hospital Squad bombs their way past the team with the best record in baseball. Three up: Javy hit two home runs, including a Sosa-esque bomb that hit the CF camera shack above the batters eye. Javy’s line now sits at .260/.295/.514, good for a .343 wOBA, and he’s on pace for another unique 4-5 WAR season. …

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Cubs 2, Cardinals 1

In Postgame by berselius74 Comments

OSS: Javy finally puts the Cubs on the board in extras. Three up: Javy Baez had the big hit of the game, a bomb to dead center in extra innings against Cardinals closer Alex Reyes. The Cubs had no answers for the shambling remains of Adam Wainwright, but it was nice to see that they could still break through against …

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Cubs 5, Tigers 1

In Postgame by berselius65 Comments

OSS: It’s just the Tigers, but still great to see Cyle looking like Cyle Three up: Kyle Hendricks put up a vintage Cyle performance, striking out eight batters with no walks and no runs through eight innings. He had a shot for a complete game, but was pulled after a few ground balls found holes in the ninth, and was …

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Cubs 7, Dodgers 1; Cubs 4, Dodgers 3

In Postgame by berselius93 Comments

OSS: Cubs sweep both ends of a doubleheader against the best team in baseball, because baseball. Three+ up: As much as we complain about the team’s offensive struggles this year, it’s the pitching that’s really holding this team back. That was not the case today, as Cyle pitched a ‘complete’ game in the opener, and rookie callup Keegan Thompson had …