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Cubs 7, Phillies 1

In Postgame by berselius32 Comments

OSS: Kris Bryant – he’s back! Three up: Bryant went 2-4 with a double, single, and two strikeouts in his return to the lineup from his lingering shoulder injury. Kyle Hendricks had a solid start, allowing one run on six hits and two walks in six innings. It’s nice to see him looking more like his old self, if not …

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Cubs 5, Braves 4

In Postgame by berselius86 Comments

OSS: Stellaaaaaaa! Three up: Tommy La Stella hit a go ahead two run homer in the sixth inning and the Cubs managed to make it stick. La Stella has been eclipsed by Bote in recent days but it’s good to see him still making some noise. The pen was aces in this one, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing just one …

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Cubs 7, Mets 4

In Postgame by berselius132 Comments

OSS: Jon Lester helps himself. Three up: Jon Lester’s pitching line was just okay (6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 SO), but he managed to get a two run single off of Syndergaard, picked off a Mets baserunner, and snagged a liner hit right up the middle to finish up his day. Anthony Rizzo continued his torrid …

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Cubs 9, Reds 0

In Postgame by berselius71 Comments

OSS: Erds gonna Erds. Three up: Cyle pitched a gem in some of the best hitters conditions you will ever see. Hendricks allowed just two hits and one walk with five strikeouts in seven shutout innings. He didn’t let up as the Cubs turned it into a laugher, saving the bullpen for next week’s games against deGrom and Thor. David …

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Cubs 7, Reds 1

In Postgame by berselius163 Comments

OSS: The Cole Hamels trade is working out okay so far. Three up: Cole Hamels threw a complete game, allowing just one run on a buncha bloops in the first, and cruising the rest of the way. Hamels’ updated line with the Cubs is 5 GS, 34 IP, 2ER, 8 BB, 30 SO, 0.79 ERA. It’s also nice to see …

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Cubs 1, Pirates 0

In Postgame by berselius363 Comments

OSS: All the double plays! Three up: The Cubs defense turned seven double plays in this one, which tied a MLB record, including one to end the game. Six were on the ground, and the Cubs also got a lineout DP to end the eighth. They have an okay defense this year, I guess. It must have been stupid frustrating …

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Cubs 1, Pirates 0

In Postgame by berselius59 Comments

OSS: Jon Lester bounces back in a big way. Three up: Jon Lester threw his first scoreless start in over a month and a half, giving up five hits and striking out eight in six innings. The strikeouts are great, perhaps even more encouraging is the lack of walks. More of this would sure be nice. Ian Happ provided all …

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Cubs 4, Nationals 3

In Postgame by berselius200 Comments

OSS: Bote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Three up: David Bote hit a walkoff grand slam to dead center and turned a shutout into a win. Bote’s homer was worth .901 WPA, which is about as big as it can get in a single PA. If WPA took into account the fact that he had two strikes at the time, it would be even bigger. …

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Cubs 3, Royals 1

In Postgame by berselius239 Comments

OSS: Javy Baez doing Jazy Baez things. Three up: Javy Baez continues to do it all. In this game he hit his 25th HR of the year to give the Cubs the lead in the sixth, then doubled in an insurance run in the eighth. He also made a spectacular diving play at third base, snagging a liner right on …

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Cubs 9, Pirates 2

In Postgame by berselius268 Comments

OSS: Cole Hamels strikes out nine in his Cubs debut. Three up: It wasn’t the most efficient start, but Cole Hamels struck out nine Pirates in five innings in his first appearance in a Cubs uniform. He also picked up his first hit as a Cub as the team jumped all over the Pirates pitchers early. Hamels allowed one unearned …