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Cubs 2, Brewers 1

In Postgame by berselius24 Comments

OSS: Chatwood guts it out, Willson walks it off. Three up: Tyler Chatwood was the Cubs WPA leader by far, posting a .615 WPA for pitching four scoreless innings in extras. Chatwood struck out seven and allowed no hits, though he did walk three. It was especially gutsy considering he had pitched just two games ago, though just one inning …

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Cubs 4, Marlins 1

In Postgame by berselius71 Comments

OSS: Bryzzo each homer, Cubs cruise to a series win. Three up: Kris Bryant’s hot hitting streak continues, homering yet again in this one. KB also drew two walks, coming around to score on… Another home run from Anthony Rizzo. It’s nice to see both guys hitting at the same time. Bryant improved his wRC+ to 145, and Rizzo’s is …

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Cubs 3, Marlins 2

In Postgame by berselius40 Comments

OSS: Cyle pitches another gem, and Heyward walks it off in extras Three up Jason Heyward’s power surge continued with a walkoff HR in the bottom of the 11th inning. It was Heyward’s sixth home run of 2019, just one less homer than he hit in all of his first season with the Cubs. Joe put Heyward in the leadoff …

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Cubs 5, Marlins 2

In Postgame by berselius121 Comments

OSS: Bryant walks it off. Three+ up Kris Bryant’s hot streak continues. He hit a triple in his first plate appearance, and a walk off home run in his last one. His wRC+ has crept up to 137, and in addition to his power surge he also leads the team in walks with 21. Albert Almora has two jobs – …

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Cubs 13, Cardinals 5

In Postgame by berselius77 Comments

OSS: Cubs sweep their way to first place. Three up: The entire offense was rolling in this one, and it’s tough to single out any one player. Jason Heyward actually had the biggest WPA play of the day on his fifth inning RBI triple that put the Cubs up 2-0. Rizzo’s double in the sixth and Willson’s solo shot that …

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Cubs 6, Cardinals 5

In Postgame by berselius40 Comments

OSS: Taylor Davis picks a good time to hit his first MLB home run. Three up: After the Cubs had fallen behind 5-1 in the top of the fourth inning, Taylor Davis of all players answered back with a grand slam to left center. It wasn’t a cheapie, nearly leaving the park. Baez had a long HR of his own …

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Cubs 4, Cardinals 0

In Postgame by berselius44 Comments

OSS: Cyle tosses a Maddux. Three up: Kyle Hendricks was efficient af, needing just 81 pitches for a complete game shutout. Hendricks struck out three and walked none, allowing just four hits. His ERA dropped nearly a run and a half down to 3.93 on the season. Anthony Rizzo had the big hit of the day, a three run homer …

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Cubs 11, Mariners 0

In Postgame by berselius32 Comments

OSS: Crushinated. Three+ up: The Cubs offense went to work on Mariners starter Marco Gonzales, who came into this game with a solid 2.80 ERA in seven starts. They batted around and scored six runs in the second inning, chasing Gonzalez and continuing to beat up on his replacement. Baez alone had six total bases in the inning, thanks to …

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Cubs 6, DBacks 5 (15 innings)

In Postgame by berselius90 Comments

OSS: Tyler Chatwood’s bat is the difference maker, somehow. Three up Tyler Chatwood came through in the late innings, first by getting out of a jam caused by Dillon Maples walking the bases loaded in the thirteenth inning, then hitting a double in the top of the fifteenth. Chatwood went on to score the go-ahead run. His combined WPA was …

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Cubs 9, Dbacks 1

In Postgame by berselius59 Comments

OSS: David Bote puts on a show. Three up David Bote came up big in this one, the first multihomer game of his career. The first one was an absolute bomb that hit the second deck in left field that broke the game open for the Cubs. Bote was also hit by a pitch later in the game that led …