Cubs: 8, Reds: Dumpster Fire (4/14/16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: The Cubs sweep the Reds out of Wrigley in their first home series of the season. Three up: Jason Hammel was the Cubs WPA leader on both sides of the ball today, posting a .136 WPA with the bat due to awful Reds defense and .326 WPA due to awful/unlucky Reds offense. The normally surehanded Brandon Phillips bricked a Hammel …

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OV Podcast 14

In Podcasts by berselius

In this episode, David, Jeff, and Myles discuss: The impact of the Kyle Schwarber injury Whether David Ross has any bodies in his garage Players who surprised us this week, one way or another General grumbling about Zobrist and praise for Starlin Castro Impressions of Chase Field Comparisons with 2008 Listen and enjoy. Or don't. I can't tell you what …

Cubs 5, Reds 3 (4/11/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Addison Muscle. @Reds Noted. pic.twitter.com/J4DFaNZg7T — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 12, 2016 Three up: Russell brought the house down with a three run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was a no-doubter, and felt especially great given just how stymied the Cubs bats were all game by Reds starter Brandon Finnegan.  The Cubs highest-price acquisition from this …

Cubs 4, Dbacks 2 (4/9/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs knock around Greinke early, and Hendricks cruises Three up: Not much drama at all in this game, which seems typical of Kyle Hendricks starts. He came out strong, retiring the first six batters he faced (including a strikeout of Goldschmidt). He even slapped a single to left in his first PA of the season. The Dbacks WPA never rose …

4/9 Cubs @ DBaxx

In Uncategorized by berselius

How to watch Televizor: CSC Radio: 670 AM and the Cubs Radio Network™ Time: 7:10 PM CT Cubs lineup CF Fowler RF Heyward 2B Zobrist 1B Rizzo 3B Bryant C Montero LF Soler SS Russell P Hendricks DBaxxxxx lineup 2B Segura CF Owings 1B Goldy RF Peralta C Beef Castle LF Tomas 3B Drury P Greinke SS Ahmed Things to watch …

Dbacks 3, Cubs 2 (4/8/16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Can't win 'em all Three up Since WPA doesn't account for TOOTBLANs (more below), Fowler was the Cubs leading WPA getter on the day. He had a single to lead off the game and a walk in the Cubs base-clogging rally in the the third, as well as the double that later led to that bizarre play.  Hammel's line looks …

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (2-0) at Arizona Diamondbacks (1-2)

In Series Previews by berselius

That was certainly a…okay…kickoff to the season. Unlike the Dodgers they allowed a run to their opening series opponent, so we might as well just pack it in now. This team just doesn't have what it takes smh. The DBacks made big splashes on several fronts this offseason in an attempt to break up the narrative stranglehold that the Dodgers-Giants …

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Cubs 6, Anaheim Angels of Disneyland, 1 (4/5)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

Cubs sweep! Three up Matt Szczur shut us right up by homering in his first PA, opening the scoring for the Cubs. He nearly went yard again in the ninth inning as well. He finished with the highest WPA of any Cubs batter Speaking of WPA, Rizzo's bomb of a HR to dead center later in that inning was the …

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Cubs 9, Anaheim Angels of Disneyland 0 (4/4)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

That was an ass-whoopin'.  Three up Jake Arrieta picks up where he left off at the end of the regular season. What blister? Arrieta hung clown shoes on the best player in the league.        Jake Arrieta's curveball is filthy https://t.co/DJftmTjFjs — Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) April 5, 2016 Montero hammered a two run homer in the fifth inning …