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Cubs 6, Sox 3

In Postgame by berselius116 Comments

OSS: If you can draw five walks in one inning, chances are you’re going to win that game. Three up: Eight straight Cubs reached base against Sox ace Lucas Giolito and reliever Evan Marshall in the Cubs five run fifth inning. Giolito walked the bases loaded, then gave up back to back doubles to War Bear and Baez. Giolito struggled …

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Cubs 8, Braves 3

In Postgame by berselius277 Comments

OSS: Cubs get some clutch hits, cruise to victory against another playoff contender. Three up: Willson Contreras had the two biggest hits of the day by WPA, driving in the Cubs first two runs by homering in the second inning and knocking in Javy on a RBI single in his next PA. He also prompted a kerfuffle with his first …

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Cubs 7, Mets 4

In Postgame by berselius115 Comments

OSS: Adbert Alzolay Arrives Alliteravely Three up: Adbert Alzolay made his major league debut as a piggyback starter with Chatwood, and looked very impressive. Who knew that the Cubs could develop any pitchers? Alzolay struck out five batters in four innings and had wicked stuff. He was pulled in his fifth inning of the game after giving up a solo …

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Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

In Postgame by berselius57 Comments

OSS: Cubs sweep the Cards back to a losing record Three up: Kyle Hendricks was solid again today, allowing just one run in seven innings. As Coom pointed out on the broadcast, the pen is likely to get some work in next week’s series in Coors so it’s good to see him going deep in the game. The other Kyle …

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Cubs 9, Cardinals 4

In Postgame by berselius25 Comments

OSS: Cubs dig a hole, then climb back out of it. Three up: Vic Caratini hit a bases loaded, pinch-hit double to give the Cubs the lead in the sixth, completing the comeback after the Cubs went down 4-0 in the first inning. Kyle Schwarber had the other big hit two innings earlier, a solo shot that tied the game …

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Cubs 3, Cardinals 1

In Postgame by berselius34 Comments

OSS: Hamels stifles the Cards in his best start in a Cubs uniform so far. Three up: Cole Hamels had a day, striking out ten Cardinals in eight scoreless innings and allowing just three hits and one walk. His game score of 89 is his best since joining the Cubs. In fact, it was his best game since 2016. The …

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Cubs 9, Rockies 8

In Postgame by berselius41 Comments

OSS: David Bote has a day, and the Cubs new bullpen reinforcment can’t get here fast enough Three up The Cubs finally did what was obvious that they should have done six months ago, namely, sign Craig Kimbrel. We’ll see how long it tackes for him to be game ready, but whenever it is, it won’t be a moment too …

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Cubs 6, Rockies 3

In Postgame by berselius65 Comments

OSS: The Cubs played through some tight games over the weekend and a blowout on Monday, but sometimes what you need is a relatively uneventful, closeish win to really get back into the groove of winning, or something. Three up: Cyle had a solid start, striking out ten batters in seven innings and allowing three runs. I was in and …

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Cubs 8, Reds 6

In Postgame by berselius140 Comments

OSS: Time to redefine what makes a good Yu Darvish start, I guess. Three up: Addison Russell had a three-hit day, including a two run homer in the fourth inning that gave the Cubs their first lead of the day. He also legged out a bunt single in the eighth on what was probably a sac bunt and came around …

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Cubs 3, Phillies 2

In Postgame by berselius136 Comments

OSS: Return of the Mago Three up: On a day when no one on the Cubs offense could get a hit with RISP, Javy delivered a pinch hit single to walk it off. Baez wasn’t even supposed to be here today. He’s only been out two days but you can already feel the Cubs missing him in the lineup The …