Brewers @ Cubs Game Thread (4-17-17)

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Time: 7:05 PM CT
TV: CSN
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milwaukee_brewers
(7-6)

Jonathan Villar, 2B
Eric Thames, RF
Ryan Braun, LF
Travis Shaw, 3B
Domingo Santana, RF
Keon Broxton, CF
Jett Bandy, C
Orlando Arcia, SS
Chase Anderson, P

Anderson ZiPS
128 IP
7.39 K/9
2.99 BB/9
4.66 ERA
4.61 FIP

Cubs logo
(6-6)

Kyle Schwarber, LF
Kris Bryant, 3B
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Ben Zobrist, 2B
Addison Russell, SS
Jason Heyward, RF
Miguel Montero, C
John Lackey, P
Albert Almora, CF

Lackey ZiPS
163 IP
8.14 K/9
2.46 BB/9
3.54 ERA
3.78 FIP

Will the Cubs win? No, but it could go either way.

538 Forecast: 65% chance of winning

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  1. Smokestack Lightning

    I would be pissed about this Eric Thames nonsense, but I can’t help but feel baseball is in the process of being very, very cruel to him.

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  2. Perkins

    It’s like they replaced “we never quit” with “we’ll make it just interesting enough for you to get really pissed off.”

    Not quite as catchy.

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  3. cerulean

    It took the 2016 Cubs 32 games to reach 7 losses.
    It’s only taken 13 for these Cubs.

    Conclusion: David Ross was worth 19 wins. Prove me wrong.

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  4. Berselius is too lazy to login

    To-day’s base ball squadron

    Schwarber
    Bryant
    Rizzo
    Zobrist
    Heyward
    Montero
    Baez (ss)
    Anderson
    Jay

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  5. Perkins

    dmick89,

    True. I was at WS game 3 and couldn’t believe they were getting shutout by Josh Fucking Tomlin.

    I expect them to pull out of this, but it’s really frustrating to see a stretch like this at the start of the season.

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    dmick89

    Rizzo the Rat,

    I don’t think winning percentage is the only way to judge performance.

    I don’t think they had a bad postseason. Not sure you can have a bad one and still win it all, but I don’t think they played as well as they should have.

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    dmick89

    Perkins,

    Yeah, I assume they’ll still be a good team. They still are. It just sucks that the only baseball so far this season has seen the Cubs kind of suck. It would be a lot easier to stomach if it was like that terrible stretch they had last year around the break.

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  8. Berselius is too lazy to login

    Duensing should not pitch to RHP. Or LHP. Or at all. (dying laughing)

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  9. Rizzo the Rat

    I have no problem with Duensing per se. He’s a lefty with large platoon splits. Lots of teams have them. They’re useful. If Joe would use him as a LOOGY, he should be fine.

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  10. cerulean

    Perkins,

    I’d have been okay with Deunsing disappearing before Saturday.

    But it’s good to see them come back from such a deficit to take one from a team they should steal from all the time.

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