The Cubs try to complete the sweep and finish the season on an 8-game winning streak. They know they’ll be playing Pittsburgh on October 7th, but they don’t know where yet. The Reds try to take 2 of 3 in…

So that’s what Cole’s been up to. Before we go much deeper in hitter-by-hitter analysis, though, I think we can narrow things down just a bit. Jackson has never faced Cole, has a .655 OPS against right-handed pitchers in 2015, and…

A lot of people (mostly non-baseball fans) complain that the season is too long, but it seems like it just started. There are only 4 games left in the regular season and the Cubs are currently 93-65. They're a season-best…

The NL Cy Young race is down to two at this point. Jake Arrieta's dominating performance over the last few months has allowed him to catch up to Zack Greinke and in many ways, pass him. Either person is deserving…

It's late so all I've got is that the Giants lost 5-4 to the A's. As a result, the Cubs clinch the wild card. Go crazy. 

Yesterday Joe Maddon talked a bit about what the Cubs might do if they beat the Pirates on October 7th. Jon Lester would start Game 1 against the Cardinals and then what? Jason Hammel and Kyle Hendricks haven't exactly pitched…

In 130 game and 486 plate appearances, rookie Addison Russell has hit .238/.301/.389. His wOBA is .302 and his wRC+ sits at 88. As a 21 year old who is now firmly planted at shortstop, those are some pretty good…

The Cubs go for the sweep against the Cardinals. I fully expect some retaliation on the part of the Cardinals today.  Lineups Cardinals Matt Carpenter, 3B Tommy Pham, CF Jason Heyward, RF Jhonny Peralta, SS Stephen Piscotty, LF Kolten Wong,…