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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 …

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Cubs 6, Nats 5

In Postgame by berselius90 Comments

OSS: Cubs squander some early chances, hang on to win. Three up: The Kyle Schwarber Leadoff Experiment worked out well this series. Schwarber had three hits and four walks (and one HBP) in 15 PAs. He had RBI on two sac flies in this game, which is not really what you expect to see from a leadoff hitter but the …

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Cubs 14, Nats 6

In Postgame by berselius69 Comments

OSS: Kris Bryant bags a hat trick. Three up The Cubs offense exploded for six home runs, with Bryant providing half that total. All three of Bryant’s home runs landed in the Cubs bullpen – maybe he was dive bombing them in revenge for trying to blow the game? I’m not sure what is more impressive – Bryant homering three …

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Cubs 3, Reds 1

In Postgame by berselius67 Comments

OSS: Cy(le) Cobb makes an appearance Three up: Kyle Hendricks extended his streak of excellent pitching, allowing just one run in eight innings, striking out seven. Hendricks led off the top of the ninth with his first walk of the game, which led to the pen finishing the game off. Even more impressively, Hendricks went 3-4 including a two-run double …

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Cubs 4, Brewers 1

In Postgame by berselius52 Comments

OSS: KB stays hot, Cubs win another close one against the Beers. Three up: Kris Bryant hit yet another home run, his fifth in the last eight games. His wRC+ is all the way up to 149. The heart of the Cubs lineup now has wRC+ of 149, 142, 157, and 171. That’ll do, pig. Jon Lester had another great …