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Cardinals 6, Cubs 7 (6.14.17)

In Postgame, Series Previews by berselius38 Comments

OSS: Cubs complete the sweep of the Cardinals behind a big day from Ian Happ. Three up: Ian Happ launched two homers off of Michael Wacha, driving in more than half the the Cubs runs. One of them even had runners on base. The novelty! Based on what few innings I've seen he looks credible in CF too. Albert Almora …

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Cubs 5, Cardinals 3 (6.3.17)

In Postgame by berselius74 Comments

OSS: Kyle Schwarber blasts the Cubs to at least a series win. Three up: Kyle Schwarber hit an opposite field grand slam off of Mike Leake in the seventh to put the Cubs ahead. You may have heard that Schwarber is in a bit of a slump, having just five hits in the previous two weeks going into this game. …

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Cubs 7, Reds 5 (5.17.17)

In Postgame by berselius57 Comments

TSS: Cubs get some hits with runners in scoring position? What sorcery is this? Three up: On a day when the wind was howling out, the Cubs scored seven runs without a home run. Coomer claimed it was 45 mph winds but I'm guessing that was jsut gusts. The biggest hit of the day was Kyle Schwarber's two-run single that …

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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 …