Cubs 6, Rockies 4

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OSS: Suzuki continues to impress as the Cubs come away with a .500 road trip.

Three up:

  1. Seiya Suzuki had yet another solid day, going 1-3 with two walks and a home run. His slash line on the season is a whopping .400/.543/.960, good for a .590 wOBA and 284 wRC+. Hooray for small sample sizes and all, but this is a pretty historic start.
  2. Drew Smyly looked pretty good, striking out four and walking one over 4.2 shutout innings. He gave up four hits, but two of those were sheer bad luck. The first was a double directly down the first base line off the end of Kris Bryant’s bat, and even Bryant was surprised that it went anywhere as he hit it. The second was one of those weird no man’s land infield singles that hit the seam between the pitcher and the first baseman, which ended his outing. He seemed to have the Rockies off balance all day.
  3. Nico also had a solid day, hitting two doubles and driving in two runs. He did manage to get himself TOOTBLAN’d on the RBI hit, but at least his rundown didn’t prevent any of the runs from scoring.

Three down:

  1. The bullpen struggled a bit, as bullpens tend to do at Coors. David Ross is likely still sorting out his trust levels with various relievers and their usage, especially after the abbreviated spring.
  2. Michael Hermosillo is still oh-fer on the season, though he just missed getting off the schneid with a grand slam in the fifth.
  3. The Coors Field ushers were some of the most aggressive I’ve ever seen. One of them even got on my case for sitting in an empty seat, two spots away from my ticketed one. WTF? They didn’t make me move but reminded me and several others that we might have to. I’d put it down to them hassling Cubs fans, since I was behind the dugout (though not in anything particularly conspicuous), but I saw them grilling some guys in Rockies jerseys as well.

Next up: The Rays head to Wrigley for a three game set. Cyle takes on Rue Shane McClanahan at 6:40 PM CT.

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  1. Author
    berselius

    To-day’s snow game squadron versus south paw Shane McClanahan

    2B Madrigal
    C Contreras
    1B Schwindel
    RF Suzuki
    DH Gomes
    3B Wisdom
    CF Hermosillo
    LF Happ
    SS Hoerner

    SP Cyle

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  2. Rice Cube

    So this Seiya guy is pretty good, there’s a pretty good article by Sarah Langs on MLB.com that I wanted to share but my obsolete phone won’t let me share it, so I can’t tell you what to do but you at least know where it is now

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    berselius

    To-day’s base ball squadron

    LF Ortega
    RF Suzuki
    3B Villar
    DH Happ
    1B Schwindel
    2B Madrigal
    CF Heyward
    C Gomes
    SS Hoerner

    SP Stroman

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    berselius

    Just noticed the “Find tickets at (needless unintelligible branded graphic logo)” behind home plate. Maybe hire an actual graphic designer, Cubs (dying laughing). How hard is it to write Cubs.com

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    berselius

    To-day’s base ball squadron vs old pal Jose Quintana

    2B Madrigal
    RF Suzuki
    DH Contreras
    1B Schwindel
    LF Wisdom
    3B Villar
    C Gomes
    CF Hermosillo
    SS Hoerner

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    berselius

    I get why it happened, but (dying laughing) at the cubs not scoring from second on a double (dying laughing)

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    berselius

    To-day’s base ball squadron

    CF Hermosillo
    RF Suzuki
    3B Wisdom
    C Contreras
    1B Schwindel
    C Gomes
    2B Madrigal
    LF Happ
    SS Hoerner

    P Stroman

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  8. Rice Cube

    I did like Happ hitting well from the right side and Stroman managing contact (at least even the loud ones were mostly outs) but that was some shitty luck on offense at times combined with the stupid zone.

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    berselius

    M —–> inverted

    Cubs pitching looked great today!

    (Ignores results from last two games vs the beers)

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  10. Rice Cube

    Perkins,

    The fact that he’s appealing while more allegations are coming out, plus his countersuits, suggests that he and his lawyers are dumb because they’re just begging to have to release certain testimony…

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  11. Perkins

    Rice Cube:
    Perkins,

    The fact that he’s appealing while more allegations are coming out, plus his countersuits, suggests that he and his lawyers are dumb because they’re just begging to have to release certain testimony…

    Yeah, even if Bauer’s not an idiot, he at least appears to have exceptionally poor impulse control. He’s always struck me as one of those guys who would be out of a job the moment his performance stopped being well above average since he wouldn’t be worth the headache. Looks like his antics ran even ahead of that.

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    berselius

    Looks like some wonderful weather out there that I would kill to have in NM right now.

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  13. Perkins

    Guessing that grown man who brought a glove to the game felt validated by catching Wisdom’s HR.

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    berselius

    * powers small country with the energy of Santo spinning in his grave after that inning *

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  15. BVS

    Re Clint Frazier.
    My wife had her appendix removed in December. Laproscopic. Three little slits, one for the tube they use to blow your abdomen up with CO2, like a balloon, one for the lights (I think), and one for the instruments. Urgent care told us to go to the hospital at 11:30 a.m. We were home by 7:30 that night. I guess if it had burst, she may have been held overnight or for a couple days. Luckily it hadn’t.

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    berselius

    BVS,

    I had my appendectomy back in the early 90s – the recovery period was much longer back in those days. I think I was in the hospital for 2 weeks, and couldn’t do anything contact sports-y for like 2 months. And mine didn’t even burst – one of the neighbor kids had that happen and it was even longer time in both.

    Fun fact: my surgeon was my future father in law. My family doc recommended him since he he had kids my age.

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  17. Wenningtons Gorilla Cock

    berselius:
    BVS,

    I had my appendectomy back in the early 90s – the recovery period was much longer back in those days. I think I was in the hospital for 2 weeks, and couldn’t do anything contact sports-y for like 2 months. And mine didn’t even burst – one of the neighbor kids had that happen and it was even longer time in both.

    Fun fact: my surgeon was my future father in law. My family doc recommended him since he he had kids my age.

    We’re you already dating or did you like just go to this surgeon and then randomly starting dating his daughter later?

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    berselius

    Wenningtons Gorilla Cock,

    The latter, haha. I was in third grade at the time! I didn’t even realize it right away, I only made the connection when I recognized some of the painted miniatures in their house that I remembered being in his doctors office.

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    berselius

    Important softball update – we won the C-league sun bracket of our beer league softball preseason tournament yesterday. When we advanced to playing the real teams, it went about as well as the Cubs cs the Dodgers yesterday.

    Berselius 5-10 with 2 walks and two doubles.

    Further crucial updates as events warrant

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    berselius

    At least the current fire I’m watching is mostly moving through the burn scar of an even bigger fire from 2011, so there’s relatively less fuel.

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  21. Rice Cube

    Fell asleep last night when the Cubs still had the lead, woke up to pee after midnight and found out they actually won

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  22. Wenningtons Gorilla Cock

    berselius:
    berselius,

    Though I guess I don’t miss the annual overplayed awful Comcast ad

    I bet you do miss hearing about The Village of Bedford Park’s vast water supply.

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  23. Wenningtons Gorilla Cock

    EnricoPallazzo: who was the other random town that was desperately trying to get us to give a fuck about them? new lennox or some shit

    There was a series of ads for Des Moines. “The ‘s’ is silent, but the town is buzzing. “ Pat was forced to read those.

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  24. Perkins

    Let’s also not forget Binny’s Beverage Depot, the official champagne provider of the Chicago Cubs.

    The Cubs will no doubt have need of champagne this year.

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    berselius

    Wenningtons Gorilla Cock: There was a series of ads for Des Moines. “The ‘s’ is silent, but the town is buzzing. “ Pat was forced to read those.

    They’ve been making fun of those reads like crazy in the games I’ve caught this year (dying laughing).

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  26. Perkins

    berselius:
    Pretty solid outing for Steele today

    I think that’s the first double digit strikeout outing from a Cubs pitcher this year. Hope we get more of that since the rest of the rotation are contact management types.

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    berselius

    Rice Cube,

    I remember watching this Samardzija start from a bar in Austin with GW. I think both of us are still baffled all these years later.

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    berselius

    *sees a billion home runs in box score*

    *has a slight suspicion that the wind was blowing out today*

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  29. Perkins

    I’m too lazy to dig into the data, but it seems like the Cubs have had more (non-trauma) injuries than you’d expect over the past few years. Could be the shortened/weird seasons and STs due to pandemic and labor disputes, but I’d probably be a little nervous if I were the athletic trainer.

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  30. Wenningtons Gorilla Cock

    No comments on here for days. So I’ll kick it off by saying that if you ever get the chance, get the beef brisket from Heritage BBQ in San Juan Capistrano, CA. They got a freaking Michelin star for it.

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  31. Rice Cube

    Wenningtons Gorilla Cock,

    I have informed the wife of this source of dead animal.

    Also I must say I have been intrigued by some of the call-ups this year and I hope the Cubs are ready to invest and spend to boost them in the coming year, although I am not sure about the free agent market coming up.

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  32. uncle dave

    Wenningtons Gorilla Cock,

    I know I should trust experts on this but I’ve lived in California for 20 years and have yet to get what I’d consider excellent BBQ, so I remain dubious. But I suppose if I’m ever in the neighborhood we’ll give it a try.

    In other news, Joe Maddon —> dole. Anyone who has doubts about whether or not Clark Kent’s glasses are an adequate disguise should note that most everyone in and around MLB still thinks that Maddon is a genius.

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  33. Rice Cube

    I wonder which opponent will be the one to finally keep Christopher Morel off the basepaths for an entire game.

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    berselius

    I got nothin. This year it seems like the Cubs got hold of a monkey’s paw and asked for the ability to develop some solid role players for once.

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  35. Rice Cube

    Bad news: Frank Schwindel had to pitch today

    Good news: he only gave up one run, fewer than any other Cubs pitcher

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  36. Rice Cube

    Actually it happened again and Frank wasn’t as good

    Rice Cube:
    Bad news: Frank Schwindel had to pitch today

    Good news: he only gave up one run, fewer than any other Cubs pitcher

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  37. EnricoPallazzo

    i was just dong some random b-ref surfing. guess the player:

    played for the yankees
    outfielder
    2 all-star appearances
    1 MVP award
    2 other top-10 MVP finishes (5th place one year and 6th place another year)

    if you said “babe ruth”, i will send you a check for $0.11

    the AS appearances are kind of misleading (the first AS game was not until 1933 when he only had 3 years left in his career). but it’s kind of nuts that he won the MVP only once despite having like a dozen >10 WAR seasons.

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    berselius

    Can’t say I’ve watched much of the White Sox lately, but good lord at TLR. I just saw a clip of him reacting to a triple play that the Sox blundered into and wondered what the Crypt Keeper was doing in the dugout.

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    berselius

    Now the Cubs just need to take this momentum into, *checks notes*, a 4 game west coast series with the Dodgers (dying laughing).

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  40. Rice Cube

    berselius:
    Now the Cubs just need to take this momentum into, *checks notes*, a 4 game west coast series with the Dodgers (dying laughing).

    The sad part is that the Cubs could have won all of those four games, but they decided to lose instead

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  41. Rice Cube

    The Cubs need to actually do something for next season because they’re gonna run out of good players to trade soon

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  42. Rice Cube

    berselius:
    Contreras, Happ —–> Still Cubs
    Berselius ——> wut

    I’m hoping this means they’re going to build up from here and offer Willson a reasonable extension and keep me happy

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  43. Rice Cube

    Sad that Vin Scully is gone, but obviously never forgotten with all the sound and video clips being shared

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  44. Perkins

    I haven’t been watching many games this season, but why is Coomer on with Sciambi? Where’s Deshaies? Does Marquee have people rotating in and out of broadcasts?

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    berselius

    Perkins,

    I haven’t been watching many either (dying laughing), but they’ve also been rotating in Dempster as a second color guy from time to time. Maybe Coom is pinch-pinch hitting.

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  46. Perkins

    I hope the Cubs just extend Willson Contreras. He’s good and doesn’t seem to want to play somewhere else. Plus it’d be cool if they had at least one player from their last good team on the next one.

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  47. Perkins

    Cubs are officially releasing Heyward at season’s end. Not surprising at this point, but damn did that end up being a bad contract.

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  48. Author
    berselius

    At Cards-Rockies – I think the Rockies just got something like 20 straight singles off Mikolas. You love to see it.

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