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Cubs 6, Padres 3

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius37 Comments

OSS: Cubs sweep away the Padres for their 81st win. Three up: The Cubs jumped on the Padres early, hitting two doubles and a triple in their first three plate appearances. The top of the order combined to go 5-13, scoring five runs. Kyle Hendricks struck out eight batters in six innings, and managed to hold the lead the offense …

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Cubs 5, Padres 3 (8.23.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius38 Comments

OSS: There’s no such thing as an easy win, I guess. Three up: Kris Bryant homered again, bringing his season total up to 33, and salted the rest of his performance with two walks. Going into the game he had tied last year’s 6.6 fWAR total, and there’s still a month and change to go. Addison Russell also had a …

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Cubs 9, Rockies 2 (8.20.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius26 Comments

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 berselius31 Comments

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 …

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

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius38 Comments

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, …

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Cubs 13, Cardinals 2 (8.12.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius52 Comments

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 …

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Cubs 4, Cardinals 3 (8.11.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius77 Comments

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 …

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

In Series Previews by berselius121 Comments

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, …