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Cubs 10, Pirates 5 (6.19.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Another day, another top prospect having a great debut. Three up: Willson Contreras homered on the first pitch of his MLB career. It was one of many by the Cubs, including a solo shot by Baez in the second, a two run insurance blast by Russell in the eighth, and back to back-ers by Bryzzo. Kyle Hendricks cruised through …

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Cubs 4, Pirates 3 (6.18.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Javy Baez keeps the game close and the Cubs bomb their way to victory. Three up: Javy Baez’s statline looked pretty pedestrian, but he had a huge game. This “it’s magic”-esque slide led to the Cubs second run, and two fantastic defensive plays kept the game close. Bryant, Rizzo, and Grandpa all hit solo shots in this game. Bryant’s …

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Cubs 7, LADoLA 2 (6.2.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Kyle Hendricks cruises, and Cubs bomb their way to a series win against their biggest preseason competition. Three up: Kyle Hendricks had another fantastic start, going eight innings while striking out six and allowing two runs on three hits. It's great seeing him working deeper into games, a few months ago he would have been done after the sixth …

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Cubs 2, LADoLA 1 (6.1.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: A Kris Bryant home run backs up Lester's gem. Three up: Jon Lester pitched his best game of the season, going the distance while striking out ten, allowing just four hits and no walks. The first batter of the game took him deep, but he cruised the rest of the way. Lester now has a 2.29 ERA with 8.79 …

LADoLA 5, Cubs 0 (5.31.16)

In Uncategorized by berselius

OSS: Clayton Richard doing Clayton Richard things Three up: Jake Arrieta was great again tonight, striking out eight in seven innings. Things fell apart for him in the seventh, where he walked the bases loaded with a wild pitch sprinkled in, but he struck out Justin Turner to work himself out of the jam. I wonder why Joe didn't go …

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Cubs 2, LADoLA 0 (5.30.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs were one early bloop away from a combined no-hitter. Three up: 2013 Cubs MVP Travis Wood stepped up and pitched four perfect innings in emergency relief of Jason Hammel, who left after two innings with a hamstring cramp. I did a triple take when I saw his line in the box score and it said he had a …

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Cubs 7, Phillies 2 (5.29.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs sweep the Phillies, grind their bones to make their bread. Three up Ben Zobrist's hot streak continues, this time thanks to a three run homer in the third inning. We're at the point where a one hit game seems disappointing from him. Do better smh. John Lackey was solid today striking out six batters in seven innings and …

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Cubs 4, Phillies 1 (5.28.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Kyle Hendricks threw a Maddux in my heart Three up Kyle Hendricks had his best start of the season, going the distance with seven strikeouts, no walks and six baserunners. He probably should have got the Maddux, but some miscommunication between Heyward and Zobrist in the ninth turned a lazy pop fly into a leadoff double for the Phils. …

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Cubs 6, Phillies 2 (5.27.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: David Ross picks up his 100th HR and the Cubs roll the Phillies on a stormy day. Three up David Ross hitting his 100th homer was the big story of the day. I was at lunch and missed it but you'd have to think that Pat Hughes called it a Turning Point. A lot of us here didn't want …