Cubs 2, Rockies 5 (4.21.18)

In Postgame by berselius60 Comments

OSS: Darvish loses the handle in the fifth. Three up: The Cubs started this one with a bang, hitting to solid singles to lead off the game and then were inches away from a three run homer by Contreras. Denver local David Bote hit a double in his first MLB plate appearance, so good for him. The Rockies fans around …

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Cubs 16, Rockies 5 (4.20.18)

In Postgame by berselius60 Comments

OSS: The Javy Baez show goes on the road. Three up: Javy had a huge day, going 4-6 with a homer, double, and two singles. The double was an easy single that he hustled out to grab the extra base. Just after that, he hustled his way to third on a Theriot Special, but instead of TOOBLANing he slid around …

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Cubes 14, Barves 10 (4.14.18)

In Postgame by berselius17 Comments

OSS: Cubs come back from an 8-run deficit in an all-around shitshow of a game that I can't believe I watched all of. Three up: The Cubs offense scored nine runs with two outs in the eighth inning to complete their comeback against the Braves. Javier Baez struck the biggest blow with a bases clearing double to tie the game, …

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Cubs 13, Pirates 5 (4.11.18)

In Postgame by berselius15 Comments

OSS: Cubs brought the lumber. Three up: It was another huge game for Javier Baez, who had another multi-HR outing. He can still do the small ball stuff too – with the score tied in the sixth inning, he got on base on a dropped third strike, moved over to second on a Heyward GB, stole third, and scored on …

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Cubs 3, Brewers 0 (4.8.18)

In Postgame by berselius9 Comments

OSS: Cubs pitching dominates the Brewers to cap off a 5-4 road trip. Three up: Jose Quintana and the Cubs bullpen shut out the Brewers, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out nine. Aside from a sixth inning mini-jam that Q worked his way around, the Brewers never had more than one baserunner in an inning. The …

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Cubs 5, Brewers 2 (4.7.18)

In Postgame by berselius13 Comments

OSS: Cubs win it late with more help from the sloppy Brewers defense. Three up: The Cubs ninth inning unfolded as follows La Stella popped out to SS Caratini ROE, advanced to second Heyward walk Beez ROE Zobrist RBI infield single to tie the game Happ single to CF to score two more Bryant IBB Lester safety squeeze for another …

Reds 1, Cubs 0 (4.2.18)

In Postgame by berselius11 Comments

TSS*: Sometimes you have to tip your cap to a great opponent with a great pitching staff. Other times, your cap falls off because you facepalm so hard. Three up At least this wasn't an extra inning game. Justin Wilson had a scoreless, two strikeout inning. The Cubs struck out Joey Votto twice, which should be something like 10% of …

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Cubs 10, Marlins 6 (10 innings)

In Postgame, Uncategorized by berselius10 Comments

OSS: A win's a win. Three up: Kyle Schwarber hit a 2 billion foot (est.) home run in the second inning. The early returns on the slimmed-down War Bear's defense are meh, but his power certainly doesn't seem to be affected. Ben Zobrist has been crushing the ball in his first two starts, which is great to see after his …

Marlins 2, Cubs 1 (17 innings)

In Postgame by berselius23 Comments

OSS: The most annoying kind of loss. Three up: Despite eventually blowing the lead, the new look Cubs bullpen was pretty good in this one. The Pen pitched 10+ innings of shutout baseball, including seven innings from Eddie Butler who posted a whopping .898 WPA in this one. Kyle Hendricks looks pretty good, and was hitting 88 or so on …