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Cubs 5, Royals 4

In Postgame by berselius13 Comments

OSS: Kimbrel still shaky, Cubs pull out another close one anyway. Three up: It was the Day of Jasons today, as Heyward and Kipnis both homered to drive in the first four Cubs runs. Willson Contreras added an insurance run in the eighth inning, which proved to be the winning run. One thing I like about the offense so far …

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Cubs 4, Pirates 3

In Postgame by berselius34 Comments

OSS: Chatwood continues to look solid, the bullpen continues to do the opposite. Three up: Another fantastic start by Tyler Chatwood, who struck out 11 and allowed 3 hits and two walks in six innings and change. He was cruising through most of this start, and had retired 15 straight batters through the middle of the game before running out …

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Cubs 6, Pirates 3

In Postgame by berselius23 Comments

OSS: Yu Darvish back to dealing. Three up: Yu Darvish bounced back from his rocky first outing with six innings of shutout ball, striking out seven, walking one, and allowing just a pair of singles. He also erased his lone walk by immediately picking the runner off first base. That’s more like the guy we remember from the back half …

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Cubs 8, Reds 5

In Postgame by berselius52 Comments

OSS: A great offense can paper over a work in progress bullpen Three up Most of the Cubs offense had a pretty good day, but Javy Baez stands out with 2 homers and a double. He also had at least one great play on defense, ranging far to his right and a ball and still nailing the runner with time …

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Cubs 8, Reds 7

In Postgame by berselius22 Comments

OSS: Craig Kimbrel’s beard was not the source of his weakness. Three up: The Cubs scored early and often, scoring six times in the first two innings to seemingly put this out of reach. In particular, Souza and Bote got a pair of RsBI each in their first starts of the season. Jon Lester exceeded the (probably too low) expectations …

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Cubs 9, Brewers 1

In Postgame by berselius25 Comments

OSS: Chatwood brings his A-game. Three up: Tyler Chatwood was on point today, striking out 8 in six innings and allowing just three hits and two walks. He struck out Yelich three times in a row. I guess our pandemic-related cognitive dissonance is going to coincide with Tyler Chatwood starts this year? The Cubs offense blew up Beers starter Freddy …

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Cubs 3, Brewers 0

In Postgame by berselius41 Comments

OSS: Cyle just misses a Maddux on opening day Three up: Kyle Hendricks was dominant, going the distance with nine strikeouts and zero walks. He was so on his game that he even struck out perennial MVP candidate Christian Yelich twice. All three Brewers hits were by none other than Orlando Arcia, who hits like Yelich when he plays the …

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Cubs 8, Cardinals 2

In Postgame by berselius98 Comments

OSS: Cubs beat the Cardinals, a week too late Three up: Alec Mills had another solid fill in start, striking out nine in five innings and allowing just one run. He’s made the most of his time in the bigs this year, posting a 2.75 ERA across 36 innings, including five starts and pushing some folks to wonder if he …

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Cubs 8, Reds 2

In Postgame by berselius314 Comments

OSS: Cubs offense scores a disappointing eight runs, manage to win anyway. Three up: Kyle Schwarber got things rolling with a three run homer in the first off of Kevin Gausman, who is actually not as terrible as I remembered after looking at his career stats. War Bear leads the team with 37 home runs, though sadly not 37 in …

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Cubs 10, Brewers 5

In Postgame by berselius208 Comments

OSS: Cubs blast their way past the Beers to start off their last series of the season Three up: Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to put this game out of reach. Schwarber leads the team with 34 home runs, and has posted his best strikeout rate since becoming a regular. A lot of players contributed …