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Cubs 8, Pirates 2

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OSS: “I recalled the line from the Bhagavad Gita – I am become Jake Arrieta, destroyer of worlds” Three up Pitcher vs team stats are dumb, but Arrieta is almost as much of a bogeyman for Pirates fans as he is to Orioles fans at this point. His only hiccup was with the pirates mini-rally in the fourth, after that he …

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Cubs 9, Pirates 4

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OSS: Cubs hit three homers off Liriano while First Half Jason Hammel does his thing. Three up Addison Muscle had the biggest hit of the day, getting the Cubs scoring going with a three run bomb off Liriano in the fourth. Russell quietly has a .264/.379/.427 line with three home runs on the season, good enough for a 112 wRC+ and nearly …

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The Cubs historic start to the 2016 season

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A lot has been written about how good the 2016 Cubs are. The articles began immediately after the Mets quickly dispatched of them in the 2015 NLCS. They increased significantly after the Cubs signed Jason Heyward and John Lackey away from division rival St. Louis. We’ve all marveled at some of these numbers and have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Cubs beat …

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Cubs 5, Nats 2 (5/5/16)

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OSS: “Zobrist high-fiving so hard that he nearly fell down is a pretty good microcosm for the season.” – umbra Three up: Zobrist had most of the RsBI today, with a bases clogged single in the fourth and an insurancey two run homer in the eighth. The Cubs ended up needing those extra runs, as the Nats finally broke through in …

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Cubs 7, Pirates 1 (5/3/16)

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OSS: Fuck, this team. Three up: I don’t even know who to single out here, the Cubs are kicking ass and taking names from one of their main competitors for a playoff spot despite having three of their top position players out for injuries of varying severity. Tim fucking FedEx, the backup-backup-backup catcher was the top position player in WPA. Arrieta walked two batters …