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Journeymen of Tomorrow: Special Draft Edition

In Minor Leagues by myles37 Comments

The Cubs finally had some picks in the draft and their strategy was extremely straightforward: draft right-handed college pitchers. 3. Tom Hatch, RHP, Ok State Hatch was the Big 12 pitcher of the year last year. As a redshirt sophomore, he has some leverage to return home, so this isn't likely to be an underslot pick. Hatch is still playing …

Braves 5, Cubs 1 (6/10/16)

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OSS: When you face an ace like Bud Norris, you kind of expect to get shut down like this. Three Up 1. Albert Almora Jr. had a double! Good for him. He also assisted on a double play and did this and this. 2. Dexter Fowler drove in the Cubs' only run and added a double as well. 3. Let's give it to Zobrist, …

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Phillies 3, Cubs 2 (6/7/2016)

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OSS: Cubs' bats fall silent as the Cubs lose another close game. Three Up 1. Tommy La Stella was the only person to reach base twice for the Cubs in this game. It sort of stinks for him, as he'd be a starter on many, many teams. Doesn't get much run on this squad. 2. Javier Baez had a pinch hit …

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Cubs 6, Phillies 4 (6/6/2016)

In Commentary And Analysis by myles18 Comments

OSS: Cubs absolutely dominate the game for 8 innings, and then clench their collective butts for a 9th inning scare. Quirky Stat: No walks in this game. Three Up 1. Jon Lester has now been incredible for 2 consecutive games. He was very close to a Maddux and settled for 8 scoreless, with 4 hits, no walks, and 9 strikeouts. …

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Cubs Minor League Update (6.1.2016)

In Uncategorized by myles78 Comments

Iowa Cubs 11, Oklahoma City 6 Iowa struck early and struck often, laying 4 down on the Dodgers in the first inning, and added 7 more over the course of an 11 to 6 beating. Everybody had at least 1 hit, and everyone except Juan Perez and Munenori Kawasaki had an RBI.  Willson Contreras had another day, going 2 for …

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Phillies @ Cubs (5/27/16)

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Cubs Fowler CF Zobrist 2B Bryant 1B (!) Soler LF (4th!) Szczur RF Russell SS Bae-z 3B Ross C Lester P Pretty exotic lineup for Maddon to trot out there the day after a scheduled day off. Rizzo gets 2 days off in a row, and he's dealing with the sort of minor slump that you see from him every …

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(5/6/2016) Nationals @ Cubs

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How to Watch TV: CSN Chicago Radio: 670 the Score Time: 1:20 PM CST Starters WAS: Max Scherzer (25.2 K%, 7.7 BB%, 3.76 FIP, 3.55 ERA) Pitch Mix CHC: John Lackey (22.1 K%, 6.9 BB%, 3.32 FIP, 4.32 ERA) Pitch Mix Lineup Fowler CF Hewyard RF Bryant LF Rizzo 1B Zobrist 2B La Stella 3B Bae-z SS Ross C Lackey …

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(5/4/2016) Cubs @ Pirates

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How to Watch TV: CSN Radio: 670 the Score Time: 11:35 AM CST Starters CHC: Jon Lester (25.8 K%, 5.5 BB%, 3.26 FIP, 1.83 ERA) Pitch Mix PIT: Juan Nicasio (26.4 K%, 10.9% BB%, 3.69 FIP, 3.33 ERA) Pitch Mix Lineups Cubs: Fowler CF La Stella 2B Bryant LF Rizzo 1B Zobrist RF Baez 3B Russell SS Ross C Lester …

4/15/16 Rockies @ Cubs

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How to Watch 1:20 PM CT TV: CSN, MLBN if out of market Radio: 670 the Score Rockies Lineup LeMahieu 2B Hornsby SS Gonzalez RF Arenado 3B Parra CF Raburn LF Paulsen 1B Wolters C Bettis RHP Cubs Lineup Fowler CF Heyward RF Zobrist 2B Rizzo 1B Bryant 3B Soler LF Montero C Hustle SS Hendricks P What to Watch …