Cubs 4, A’s 0 (8.6.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius66 Comments

OSS: Jake Arrieta great again? Three up: Jake Arrieta shut out the A’s for eight innings, allowing just three hits while striking out four and walking one. He’s still not the JAKE of late last year, but it’s good to see him putting away a lineup that he should be putting away. His fastball command still looks kind of shaky …

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Cubs 5, Marlins 4 (8.3.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius33 Comments

OSS: Cubs win another weird one. Three up: Just looking over the WPA charts for this one is kind of strange. No Cubs position player had more than one hit, yet the Cubs had five different players on offense who posted a .100 WPA or greater, when usually you only see one or two, and two players who had hugely …

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Cubs 3, Marlins 2 (8.2.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius71 Comments

OSS: The Aprilists wear down a great pitcher and hang on to win. Three up: The top two of the Cubs order set the tone for the day, reaching base six out of six times against Marlins ace Jose Fernandez. Fowler led all Cubs hitters with a .183 WPA, and he and Contreras combined to go 5-7 with a walk, …

Cubs 5, Marlins 0 (8.1.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius18 Comments

OSS: I just checked the calendar to see if it is April again somehow. Three up: Kyle Hendricks threw a complete game shutout, his second CG of the season and first shutout. The last one was against the Phillies, so it was especially nice to see him shut down an actual major league offense. Even more so considering just how …

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Cubs 7, Mariners 6 (7.31.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius50 Comments

OSS: Three up The Cubs won this game on a walkoff bunt by Jon Lester which was set up by a booming double to lead off the inning by Jason Heyward. That is a sentence I wasn’t planning to write any time in my life (dying laughing). Addison Russell went 1-5 with three strikeouts, but he was the WPA leader …

Cubs 12, Mariners 1

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius7 Comments

OSS: The April Cubs are back, and they’ll never lose another game etc etc Three Four up: We all laughed at Chris Coghlan getting the nod at the leadoff spot on the day he was reactivated from the DL, and he rewarded said laughter by leading the team in WPA. This was mostly due to the two run single that …

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White Sox 1, Cubs 3

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick8935 Comments

OSS: The Cubs find a way to beat the White Sox ace and even out the four game series. Three up: John Lackey was really good tonight in his 6 innings. He gave up an RBI double to Melky Cabrera in the 1st and that was it. He gave up 4 hits and that 1 run while walking a batter and striking …

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Counterpoint: It’s OK to Root for Chapman to Be Good at Baseball

In Commentary And Analysis, Transactions, Unobstructed Views by JonKneeV35 Comments

From the comments, the acquisition of Aroldis Chapman is pretty polarizing. I, in fact, was part of that camp until I looked more into what did/didn’t happen and tried to think about how much it all matters to us as fans of a baseball team. Myles wrote up his take on Chapman from a baseball and personal perspective. I’ll leave out …

Cubs 4, Sox 5 (7.25.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius27 Comments

OSS: TOOTBLAN’d Three up: Javy Baez provided most of the spark for the Cubs offense today, hitting a two run homer in the seventh to answer a shot by Todd Frazier in the previous half inning. He also doubled to lead off the Cubs rally in the ninth inning and stole third. The Cubs biggest WPA play of the day …