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Cubs 8, Cleveland 7 (World Series Game 7)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius99 Comments

This is just the greatest. I don’t even know what to say. The Cubs finally did the thing, in the most heart-attack-y way possible. And we were all able to see it happen. Let’s skip the negative crap and focus on what was great because, again, THE CUBS ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS. Twenty Five up: Fuck it, I’m just going to …

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Cubs 3, Cleveland 2 (World Series Game 5)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius155 Comments

OSS: Cubs hang on to send the series back to Cleveland. Three+ up: Aroldis Chapman was the Cubs WPA leader (.404), and it’s not even close. Chapman slammed the door on the Indians, pitching 2.2 innings and striking out four. As has been well documented doing this is way out of his comfort zone, but you couldn’t tell tonight. There’s …

Cleveland 7, Cubs 2 (World Series Game 4)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius93 Comments

OWS: Three+ up: Dexter Fowler finally had a good game this series, scoring both off a leadoff double and a meaningless late HR, the Cubs first of the series. Rizzo also had a good day at the plate, knocking in Fowler in the first and doubling to lead off the sixth as one of the Cubs roughly 891 runners stranded …

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Cubs 5, Dodgers 0 (NLCS Game 6)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius237 Comments

FTWS: Three+ up: Kyle Hendricks was absolutely amazing tonight, allowing just two hits and striking out six in 7.1 innings. There were just two baserunners in the first seven innings, a leadoff single on the first pitch of the game that got wiped out by a slick double play turned by Baez, and an error by Baez was wiped away …

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Cubs 8, Dodgers 4 (NLCS Game 5)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius82 Comments

OSS: Three+ up: Addison Russell provided the biggest hit of the game, a no-doubter two run shot in the sixth inning to put the Cubs up 3-1, driving in who else but Javier Baez. Russell also added a single in the ninth and hustled his way into a leadoff ROE as the Cubs tacked on five insurance runs in the …

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Cubs 10, Dodgers 2 (NLCS Game 4)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius30 Comments

OSS: Back in business. Three+ up: Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell were the most prominently struggling players on the offense going into this game, but their bats woke up in a big way tonight. Russell took Julio Urias deep in the fourth for a two run shot, and Rizzo hit a solo shot in the fifth. Both were making good …

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Dodgers 6, Cubs 0 (NLCS Game 3)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius81 Comments

OSS: Well, that sucked. Three up: The Cubs meat grinder got going early, sending seven batters to the plate against a clearly out-of-sorts Rich Hill in the second inning. He was over 40 pitches by the end of it plus half a hundred pickoff throws on noted base purloiner Anthony Rizzo, and the Cubs felt on schedule to do some …