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Cubs 3, Mets 1

In Postgame by berselius57 Comments

OSS: Cubs grind out a win on the frozen tundra. Three up: There wasn’t a ton of hard contact today due to the cold weather, but the Cubs managed to make the most of it, working six walks and a ROE off Mets starter Taijuan Walker, including a BBRBI by Contreras and some hustle by Eric Sogard on a throwing …

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Cubs 13, Braves 4

In Postgame by berselius32 Comments

OSS: The sleepers have awakened Three up: The Cubs offense finally burst out of its shell today, and it was Willson Contreras who set the tone. He started the scoring with a solo shot in the first inning, and hit another shot in his next plate appearance. Kris Bryant also had a multi-homer day, and now has more home runs …

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Cubs 5, Brewers 3

In Postgame by berselius162 Comments

OSS: Nice to bust out my favorite recap header pic for the first time this year. Three up: After a slow start for both teams, the Cubs had a homer party in the fourth inning. Contreras, Baez, and Bote all went yard off of sometime Cub Brett Anderson. Following in the footsteps of Zach Davies, Trevor Williams had a solid …

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Cubs 4, Pirates 3

In Postgame by berselius27 Comments

OSS: Cubs score early and often, hang on to win it. Three up: Zach Davies looked pretty good in his Cubs debut, cruising through his first five innings while never allowing more than one baserunner at a time and striking out five. He ran out of gas in the sixth and gave up a two run homer, but overall everything …

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Alec Mills no-hits the Brerrors

In Postgame by berselius211 Comments

OSS: Just the guy we expected (dying laughing). Three up: Early in the game, it looked like the big story would be the Cubs offense finally waking up this weekend. But as the game went on, Alec Mills kept rolling and made it look easy, keeping the Brewers bats as off balance as their gloves were today. Offensively, it was …

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Cubs 5, Royals 4

In Postgame by berselius13 Comments

OSS: Kimbrel still shaky, Cubs pull out another close one anyway. Three up: It was the Day of Jasons today, as Heyward and Kipnis both homered to drive in the first four Cubs runs. Willson Contreras added an insurance run in the eighth inning, which proved to be the winning run. One thing I like about the offense so far …

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Cubs 4, Pirates 3

In Postgame by berselius34 Comments

OSS: Chatwood continues to look solid, the bullpen continues to do the opposite. Three up: Another fantastic start by Tyler Chatwood, who struck out 11 and allowed 3 hits and two walks in six innings and change. He was cruising through most of this start, and had retired 15 straight batters through the middle of the game before running out …

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Cubs 6, Pirates 3

In Postgame by berselius23 Comments

OSS: Yu Darvish back to dealing. Three up: Yu Darvish bounced back from his rocky first outing with six innings of shutout ball, striking out seven, walking one, and allowing just a pair of singles. He also erased his lone walk by immediately picking the runner off first base. That’s more like the guy we remember from the back half …

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Cubs 8, Reds 5

In Postgame by berselius52 Comments

OSS: A great offense can paper over a work in progress bullpen Three up Most of the Cubs offense had a pretty good day, but Javy Baez stands out with 2 homers and a double. He also had at least one great play on defense, ranging far to his right and a ball and still nailing the runner with time …

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Cubs 8, Reds 7

In Postgame by berselius22 Comments

OSS: Craig Kimbrel’s beard was not the source of his weakness. Three up: The Cubs scored early and often, scoring six times in the first two innings to seemingly put this out of reach. In particular, Souza and Bote got a pair of RsBI each in their first starts of the season. Jon Lester exceeded the (probably too low) expectations …