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Rays 8, Cubs 1; Pirates 6, Brewers 4

In Postgame by berselius246 Comments

OSS: Jon Lester looks bad, but the Pirates offense remembered their bats for once. Three up: The Pirates Adam Frazier hit a walk-off HR to drop the Cubs magic number to 8. Frazier also got the run scoring going with a triple in the second inning. It took a player having a WPA of nearly .700 for the Pirates to …

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Cubs 2, Rays 1

In Postgame by berselius47 Comments

OSS: Monty and the bullpen combine to one-hit the Rays. Three up: Mike Montgomery was great today after his brief bullpen test, allowing just a solo home run over six inning while striking out six and issuing zero walks. Edwards, Strop, and Davis shut the door over the final three innings, striking out five Rays and not allowing anyone to …

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Cubs 17, Pirates 3

In Postgame by berselius59 Comments

OSS: Cubs hit four homers and Javy steals home*. Three up: The Cubs blasted a bunch of homers to put this game out of reach, including two by Kyle Schwarber. But before then, they plated several runs on good baserunning. Javy Baez's steal of home, set up by a steal of second and a throwing error by Chris Stewart was …

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Cubs 6, Jays 5 (10 innings)

In Postgame by berselius220 Comments

OSS: Cubs out-weird the Jays in extras while blowing and retaking the lead. Three up: The tenth inning of this game had, between both teams, – An error on a routine throw back to the pitcher by Alex Avila – Three walks, one with the bases loaded – A run scored on a wild pitch – Not one but two …

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Cubs 7, Jays 4

In Postgame by berselius74 Comments

OSS: Holy shit, Javy Baez. Three up: Baez had a nice day at the plate, going 2-4 with three runs batted in, but the highlight of the game was this ridiculous snag in the ninth inning. My only complaint is that he somehow makes it look *too* easy (dying laughing). Arrieta had another solid outing, striking out six in 6.1 …

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Cubs 15, Reds 5

In Postgame by berselius286 Comments

OSS: We are back! (for the 19th time) Three up: The Cubs offense exploded for 15 runs against the Reds garbage fire of a pitching staff. Anthony Rizzo led the way with five RsBI, including back to back HRs with Kris Bryant in the fourth to put the game truly out of reach. He also got the scoring going in …

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Cubs 4, Nats 9

In Major League Baseball, Postgame by JonKneeV133 Comments

OSS: Cubs bullpen in shambles (again) as Nats make late comeback Three up: Willson Contreras smacked two solo homers bringing his total to 21. His wOBA is up to .369. His ISO is 45 points better than last year. Jon Lester pitched a good game until running into trouble in the 7th. Prior to the 7th, Lester had 7 Ks through …

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Cubs 16, Diamondbacks 4

In Postgame by berselius292 Comments

OSS: More of this, please. Three up: Jon Lester picked up his 2000th strikeout and hit his first major league home run. He also singled in this game, which should indicate how well everyone was seeing Dbacks starter Patrick Corbin tonight. Anthony Rizzo also blasted two home runs, bringing his season total up to 26. He's well on pace to …