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Cubs 6, Cardinals 3

In Postgame by berselius40 Comments

OSS: Cubs draw six walks to chase Carlos Martinez early and take the lead against the Cardinals bullpen. Three up: Ian Happ had the biggest hit of the night, a two out double in the seventh inning to give the Cubs their first lead of the night. Yadier Molina showed the calm leadership he is known for in his reaction …

Cubs 13, Cardinals 5

In Postgame by berselius26 Comments

OSS: Cubs bomb their way out of a slump. Three up: Kris Bryant broke his month-long homerless streak with a bomb to LF in the third inning. It’s one of the stranger slumps you’ll see – Bryant was merely above average while he was scuffling. He add two more RsBI with a single in the Cubs rally in the fifth …

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Cubs 7, Brewers 2 (11 innings)

In Postgame by berselius80 Comments

OSS: First place! Three+ up: Jason Heyward’s bat is so hot right now, you can see it from space. He drove in Ben Zobrist in the eighth inning to tie up the game against the best reliever in baseball. A lefty! Speaking of Zobrist, that run was set up by some great baserunning. Zobrist moved to second on a sac …

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Cubs 3, Braves 2 (5.15.18)

In Postgame by berselius109 Comments

OSS: Cubs mount a late comeback to eke out a win. Three up: The Cubs came back in the top of the ninth against erstwhile Cubs hurler Arodys Vizcaino, thanks to a hustle double by Almora and run scoring hits by Addy and Zobrist to tie and lead the game, respectively. To be technically correct, the best kind of correct, …

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Cubs 13, Marlins 4

In Postgame by berselius19 Comments

OSS: The Cubs apparently just love sweeps. Three+ up: Addison Russell knocked in his first homer of the year to cap off the Cubs eight run third inning. He started the inning with a leadoff double, and also added two walks and a single later in the game. The offense in general was firing on all cylinders today, with an …

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Cubs 4, Marlins 3 (5.8.18)

In Postgame by berselius15 Comments

OSS: Just enough diggity from the bullpen and offense. Three up: With Darvish on the DL, it was a bullpen day for the Cubs. After the nominal starter Jen-Ho Tseng was chased following two ineffective innings, the rest of the Cubs pen posted a combined line of 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K. All of the …

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Cubs 14, Marlins 2 (5.7.18)

In Postgame by berselius47 Comments

OSS: That will work as a palate cleanser. Three up: The Cubs homered four times in this one, including homers from both sides of the plate from Ian Happ. If that wasn't baffling enough, all four homers were with runners on base, following a streak of 13 straight solo shots. Kyle Hendricks cruised through this one, allowing two extremely low …

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Cubs 3, Rockies 2 (4.30.18)

In Postgame by berselius76 Comments

OSS: Cubs head into May in first place. Three up: Kris Bryant had his first big hit since his HBP scare. His triple off the top of the wall just missed finding its way into the basket, and he eventually came around to score as the game winning run. He also made a plus-plus defensive play in the top of …

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Cubs 2, Brewers 0 (4.29.18)

In Postgame by berselius19 Comments

OSS: Cubs sweep the Brewers out of Chicago with stellar pitching and defense. Three up: Tyler Chatwood had his best game on the mound as a Cub today, shutting out the Brewers over seven innings with just two hits and three walks, striking out four. He even helped himself with an RBI single in the fifth inning. All told, the …

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Cubs 3, Brewers 0 (4.28.18)

In Postgame by berselius41 Comments

OSS: Q and the defense shut things down. Three up: Jose Quintana crushed it today, pitching seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts and just two hits and one walk. The conditions were funky enough that I wouldn't read too much into the hits number, but it was great to see him commanding the strike zone. He also got an easy …