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Cubs 4, Cardinals 1 (9.12.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius15 Comments

OSS: Three outs away from a Cy Young? Three up: Kyle Hendricks was just amazing today, taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning before losing it on a HR by Jeremy Hazelbaker. Even aside from the no-hit bid he was also on pace for a Maddux for most of this game. He lowered his league leading ERA to 2.03, and …

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Cubs 3, Giants 2 (9.4.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius14 Comments

OSS: The Jason Heyward Game? Three up: Heyward drove in all three runs in this game, including the RBI single that sent the game to extras in the ninth and the game-winner in the thirteenth. His slash line since the weekend off in Coors now stands at .308/.320/.442, and hopefully he just keeps on hitting. Addison Russell had a great …

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Cubs 5, Giants 4 (9.1.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius153 Comments

MSS:  …before Tuesday’s game against the Athletics, pitcher Jeff Samardzija said he wasn’t thrilled with the moves. “I don’t think this team improves by trading Scott Feldman,” Samardzija said. “He was one of our better pitchers. He’s thrown a lot of innings, a solid dude, a solid guy in the clubhouse. It’s a shame to see him go, and the …

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Cubs 6, Pirates 5 (8.31.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius33 Comments

OSS: Cubs close out August with a nail biter. Three up Kris Bryant homered again, keeping pace with Nolan Arenado for the NL lead. Jason Heyward had yet another solid day at the plate, going 2-3 with a walk, a RBI, and the totally common run-scored-on-balk. Since his series off in Colorado, he has a .333/.351/.500 slash line, and has …

Cubs 8, Pirates 7 (8.29.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius32 Comments

OSS: Cubs win a bizarre one. Three Six up There were too many crazy plays in this game to stick to just three. WPA-wise this was one of the craziest games I’ve seen. There were twenty separate plays that swung win probability by more than ten percent. The biggest one was Jorge Soler‘s game-tying homer in the ninth (.470 WPA). …

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Cubs 6, Dodgers 4 (8.26.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius16 Comments

OSS: Bryant and Heyward fuel a Cubs comeback. Three up: Kris Bryant poured a dump truck full of concrete into the foundation of his MVP case, hitting home runs number 34 and 35 to lead the Cubs to victory and put him back in the NL lead for homers. He might even have passed Mike Trout in the fWAR race, …