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Cubs 5, Dodgers 0 (NLCS Game 6)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius237 Comments

FTWS: Three+ up: Kyle Hendricks was absolutely amazing tonight, allowing just two hits and striking out six in 7.1 innings. There were just two baserunners in the first seven innings, a leadoff single on the first pitch of the game that got wiped out by a slick double play turned by Baez, and an error by Baez was wiped away …

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Cubs 8, Dodgers 4 (NLCS Game 5)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius82 Comments

OSS: Three+ up: Addison Russell provided the biggest hit of the game, a no-doubter two run shot in the sixth inning to put the Cubs up 3-1, driving in who else but Javier Baez. Russell also added a single in the ninth and hustled his way into a leadoff ROE as the Cubs tacked on five insurance runs in the …

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Cubs 10, Dodgers 2 (NLCS Game 4)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius30 Comments

OSS: Back in business. Three+ up: Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell were the most prominently struggling players on the offense going into this game, but their bats woke up in a big way tonight. Russell took Julio Urias deep in the fourth for a two run shot, and Rizzo hit a solo shot in the fifth. Both were making good …

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Dodgers 6, Cubs 0 (NLCS Game 3)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius81 Comments

OSS: Well, that sucked. Three up: The Cubs meat grinder got going early, sending seven batters to the plate against a clearly out-of-sorts Rich Hill in the second inning. He was over 40 pitches by the end of it plus half a hundred pickoff throws on noted base purloiner Anthony Rizzo, and the Cubs felt on schedule to do some …

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Dodgers 1, Cubs 0 (NLCS Game 2)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius224 Comments

OSS: Cubs run into a buzz saw named Kershaw and Jansen. Three up Not a lot of positives for the Cubs today. Oddly enough the only position player with positive WPA was Anthony Rizzo, who drew a leadoff walk in the seventh. The Cubs made a lot of good contact that inning but couldn’t get a ball to drop in. …

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Cubs 8, Dodgers 4 (NLCS Game 1)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius41 Comments

OSS: Cardiac Cubs come up with another late comeback. Three up Miguel Montero hit a grand slam to put the Cubs back ahead in the eighth, yet another huge hit in the late innings for this team. Montero might not have even made the roster, given that his back issues were flaring up again. Just unreal. We are good. Woow. …

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Series Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angels (91-71) vs Chicago Cubs (103-58)

In Series Previews by berselius11 Comments

The Dodgers squeaked past the Nats, using just about all their pitchers in the process. That’s pretty much been a theme for this team this year, as they used fifteen different starters and set a record for the most pitching changes in a season. Expect a lot of long games, especially if Pedro Baez makes multiple appearances. Corey Seager is …

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Cubs 6, Giants 5 (NLDS Game 4)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius59 Comments

OSS: Javy Baez. Three Seven up: What a game, and a series overall by Javier Baez. Today alone, he made a ludicrous defensive play at second that was overturned on replay, then made a JavyTag to nail the runner one play later. He scored the Cubs second run after hustling out a grounder led to a two-base throwing error. Oh, …

Cubs 5, Giants 6 (NLDS Game 3)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius37 Comments

OSS: This one’s probably on Joe. Three or more up: It’s the kind of play that doesn’t show up on WPA, but the most important play of the game was Almora’s sensational catch in the ninth inning, robbing Buster Posey of what would have been a walk-off double with almost any other right fielder out there. As a bonus he …