View Post

Cubs 9, Rockies 2 (8.20.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: The Rockies can’t figure out Mike Montgomery and Trevor Cahill is a sentence I expected to write Three up: Mike Montgomery was great in his first start with the Cubs, and surprisingly efficient. I didn’t get into the game until the top of the third due to big lines (and spotting a ramen place as I was trying to …

Cubs 6, Brewers 1 (8.17.16)

In Uncategorized by berselius

OSS: Cubs turn it into a snoozer early Three up: The Cubs scored five times in the first inning, forcing Jimmy Olsen to throw a Simon-esque number of pitches to get out of the inning. Even Heyward got a hit, on a disintegrating bat double. Jorge Soler capped off the inning with a laser beam to left that drove in …

View Post

Cubs 4, Brewers 0; Cubs 4, Brewers 1 (8.16.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs were three outs away from back-to-back shutouts in a single day. Three to six up: After struggling in the PCL for the past month during his rehab, Cahill had no trouble handling the Brewers lineup. As Josh pointed out, the average PCL lineup might be better (dying laughing). Given that his longest start at Iowa was four innings, …

View Post

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (52-64) at Chicago Cubs (73-43)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Brewers come to town to close out this homestand, and the teams get started with a double-header to make up for a rainout back in April. When last we checked in, the Brewers were bad. Checking again….they’re still pretty bad. They traded catcher Jonathan Lucroy and closer Jeremy Jeffress at the deadline but they didn’t have that much to …

View Post

Cubs 13, Cardinals 2 (8.12.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs bury the Cardinals under a barrage of home runs. Three Four up: The Cubs came out swinging against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, scoring two runs on three doubles in the first inning. Wainwright was chased following a five run second inning capped off by a three run shot by Willson Contreras. The Cubs had five homers on the …

View Post

Cubs 4, Cardinals 3 (8.11.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs walk off for ten in a row. Three up: The Cubs wasted a few chances early, and finally broke through against Carlos Martinez with a two run single by Chris Coghlan in the sixth inning. David Ross then dropped a surprise bunt to give the Cubs a temporary lead, an acceptable exception to #StopBunting. He also hit a …

View Post

Series Preview: St. Louis Cardinals (60-54) at Chicago Cubs (71-41)

In Series Previews by berselius

It sure is nice having that twelve game cushion. The Cardinals have been flailing a bit lately, even losing a series at home to the Braves, but still have the third-best run differential in the NL. They’re down a couple of key contributers, including Michael Wacha, out with shoulder inflammation, Aledmys Diaz, out with a broken thumb, and Trevor Rosenthal, …

Cubs 5, Trouts 1 (8.9.16)

In Uncategorized by berselius

OSS: Eight innings from Lackey and a couple of home runs off of the Angels pitching machine extend the Cubs winning streak to eight games. Three up: John Lackey allowed just three hits in eight innings, striking out six for his best start in over a month. He even managed to shut down Mike Trout, striking him out once and …