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Cubs 7, Padres 4

In Postgame by berselius23 Comments

OSS: The Cubs head into the All-Star break on a sweep. Three up: The Cubs chased another bad starter early, which is what good teams do. Unlike yesterday’s home run barrage, the Cubs strung together a ton of singles and walks (and a HBP or two) and just two XBH to score seven runs. Javy Baez’s first inning RBI single …

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Cubs 11, Padres 6

In Postgame by berselius47 Comments

OSS: Everything’s coming up Milhouse. Three+ up: The Cubs offense took care of business against an opposing starting pitcher with a 7+ ERA. Schwarber, Baez, and Happ all went yard in this one, and at least this time Javy’s homer counted. Schwarber’s bomb was to the opposite field, which was also great to see. Baez also hit a two run …

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Cubs 2, Giants 0

In Postgame by berselius194 Comments

OSS: Aggressive Cubs baserunning is just enough to snag the inverted M. Three up: It was a scoreless and speedy affair most of the night, and the Cubs took the lead after Russell took third on a wild pitch and aggressively dashed home after an errant throw. Russell was on second to begin with thanks to even more aggressive baserunning …

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Cubs 6, Reds 5

In Postgame by berselius76 Comments

OSS: An Inverted M is an Inverted M. Three up: Who else but Javy Baez was involved in the most consequential play of the game (.411 WPA). Baez singled up the middle with runners on the corners in the seventh inning to tie the game at four…then Heyward flashed a bit of Javy on the basepaths and scored from first …

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Cubs 11, Twins 10

In Postgame by berselius109 Comments

OSS: Cubs finish off the sweep with a bit of late drama to close it out. Three up: Jon Lester hit his second career homer to get the Cubs eight run rally started in the second inning. He almost batted again in the inning, and a second homer in that spot would have been pretty much perfect for how crazy …

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Cubs 14, Twins 9

In Postgame by berselius74 Comments

OSS: Cubs hit 17 singles to outlast Twins in brutal heat. Three up: Almora, Zobrist, Bote, and Heyward all had big games by WPA on the back of a combined 10-14 with four walks. They were smart enough to make all of those hits singles, as running in this game was not a good idea given that four players, including …

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Cubs 4, Dodgers 0

In Uncategorized by berselius116 Comments

OSS: Cubs defense shuts out the Dodgers in what felt like a playoff atmosphere. Three+ up: Pat suggested that this was the Cubs best defensive game of the year, and he’s probably right. Heyward, Almora, and Bryant all made highlight reel plays, capped off by an unassisted double play turned by Javy snagging a liner and diving at the second …

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Cubs 6, Cardinals 3

In Postgame by berselius40 Comments

OSS: Cubs draw six walks to chase Carlos Martinez early and take the lead against the Cardinals bullpen. Three up: Ian Happ had the biggest hit of the night, a two out double in the seventh inning to give the Cubs their first lead of the night. Yadier Molina showed the calm leadership he is known for in his reaction …