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Cubs 9, Reds 5 (5.16.17)

In Postgame by berselius37 Comments

OSS: There's nothing like Bronson Arroyo and the wind blowing out at Wrigley to wake up an offense. Three up: The Cubs 'only' hit four home runs in this game, but somehow it felt like there were a lot more. Of all of them, Kyle Schwarber's bomb into the back rows of the RF bleachers was the most impressive, and …

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Cubs 3, Cardinals 2 (5.12.17)

In Postgame by berselius89 Comments

OSS: Eddie Butler exceeds expectations in his debut Three up: Butler threw six innings of shutout ball. Things were rocky early, as Butler walked two batters in the first and was racking up a large pitch count early in the game, possibly due to adrenaline jitters, but he settled down as the game went on. I'm a little baffled at …

Yankees 5, Cubs 4 (18 innings)

In Postgame by berselius209 Comments

OSS: Cubs and Yankees set a record for the most strikeouts in a game in an 18 inning marathon. Three Five up: Kyle Schwarber made an amazing defensive play on a foul ball in extras, falling into the stands and somehow not getting hurt on that concrete wall. He also doubled twice and drew two walks Rizzo was the Cubs …

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Cubs 5, Phillies 4 (5.3.17)

In Postgame by berselius76 Comments

OSS: The final score is what it is, but it would be great if the path wasn't always so difficult to get there. Three up: Despite not starting the game, Willson Contreras was the Cubs WPA leader by far in this game thanks to a go-ahead two run double in the sixth, followed by some ballsy baserunning that WPA doesn't …

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Cubs 8, Phillies 3 (5.2.17)

In Postgame by berselius48 Comments

OSS: Cubs bomb their way out of a mini losing streak Three Four Five up: Kyle Schwarber's three run bomb in the fourth was the biggest play of the game. It broke a 2-2 tie and the Cubs never really looked back from there. Kris Bryant also had a nice day at the plate, homering in the first and following …

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Cubs 7, Red Sox 4 (4.29.17)

In Postgame by berselius85 Comments

OSS: Cubs come back with a little help from the Red Sox defense. Three up: A few other pieces of the Cubs lineup have been inconsistent of late, but Bryant and Rizzo are still rolling along. Bryant had two doubles in the game, and had another effective double when he took second after reaching on a throwing error by Sox …

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Cubs 1, Pirates 0 (4.25.17)

In Postgame by berselius64 Comments

OSS: Just what one would expect after seventeen runs were scored on Monday. Three up: Kyle Hendricks looked rocky/bad early, adding fuel to the fire of speculation about his velocity and hard hit rate. But then he settled down over the last few innings and showed flashes of the Cyle we remember from last season. His final line was 6 …

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Cubs 14, Pirates 3 (4.24.17)

In Postgame by berselius78 Comments

OSS: Cubs bats wake up in a rout. Three up: Jason Heyward was the WPA winner of the day, getting the vaunted game winning RBI with his three run homer in the first. It was his third of the season, and his slash line now reads .294/.342/.456. The other WPA winner on the day was Addison Russell, who drove in …

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Cubs 6, Reds 5 (4.21.17)

In Postgame by berselius104 Comments

OSS: Comeback Cubs blast their way to another late win. Three up: It was Anthony Rizzo's turn for thrilling heroics today. After going 0-4 with a strikeout and a walk on the day, Rizzo deposited a Jared Michael Lorenzen pitch in the right field seats to tie up the game. Maybe the World Series hangover is that the Cubs got …

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Cubs 7, Brewers 4 (4.19.17)

In Postgame by berselius21 Comments

OSS: Addison Muscle walks it off. Three up: Addison Russell capped off the Cubs comeback with a three run bomb to end the game in the bottom of the ninth. It's certainly the best kind of rally killer. Not surprisingly he was the Cubs WPA leader on the day. He also knocked in the Cubs third run in the eighth …