Fun With Cubs

In Postgame by Rice Cube158 Comments

The Cubs won another game, another series, are 11 games over .500, and have the tiebreaker over the Giants, having not lost ground in any race. Have some Morel bomb shots.

Share this Post

Comments

  1. berselius

    ⚾️ Immaculate Grid 157 7/9:
    Rarity: 367
    ⬜️🟩🟩
    🟩🟩⬜️
    🟩🟩🟩

    TIL that Juan Pierre was never an All-Star

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  2. Perkins

    ⚾️ Immaculate Grid 157 8/9:
    Rarity: 230
    🟩🟩🟩
    🟩⬜️🟩
    🟩🟩🟩
    Play at:
    https://immaculategrid.com
    @immaculategrid x @baseball_ref

    I got cute and tried Jeff Francis as an All-Star for COL. Also Nolan Ryan is close to 60% for HOU-TEX and I wish I could have come up with a better answer.

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  3. BVS

    Perkins,

    ⚾️ Immaculate Grid 157 8/9:
    Rarity: 209
    🟩⬜️🟩
    🟩🟩🟩
    🟩🟩🟩

    I used Ryan too. Apparently there are a few teams Rich Hill hasn’t pitched for

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  4. Author
    Rice Cube

    The Cubs will be at worst 1.5 games back of both division and top wild card at the end of today, while maintaining at least 3 games over the Reds, pretty good time to be a Cubs fan

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  5. Perkins

    ⚾️ Immaculate Grid 158 8/9:
    Rarity: 159
    🟩🟩🟩
    🟩🟩🟩
    ⬜️🟩🟩
    Play at:
    https://immaculategrid.com
    @immaculategrid x @baseball_ref

    I really thought Edwin Jackson had played for the Yankees at some point.

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  6. Perkins

    I’m not normally a fan of punting games (it was one of Maddon’s things that grew to annoy me), but I’m kind of happy Taillon is facing Gallen. I think the Cubs have a decent shot to go 3-1 in this series.

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  7. Perkins

    Rice Cube:
    Perkins,

    The hardest part today was trying to figure out which of the handful of relievers wouldn’t have the most guesses (dying laughing)

    Ah fuck I just remembered Kyle Farnsworth for DET-NYY. (dying laughing)

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  8. andcounting

    The tv broadcast is doing some hardcore jinx work on the Cubs offense. First they showed a graphic showing the DBags pitcher had one of the highest slugging against rates in baseball, then they showed his whiff rate as close to the lowest in baseball and he proceeded to strike out the next two hitters. Super fun.

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  9. Author
    Rice Cube

    I was at a game once at Wrigley when the Cubs were bad and facing Zack Greinke on the Brewers, which on paper was a mismatch but the Cubs ended up dropping 8 runs on him, so what I’m saying is that baseball is silly and sometimes the underdog wins. That might have also been the game with the infamous Matt Garza gif where he throws the ball to a fan in the stands instead of the first baseman.

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  10. Perkins

    ⚾️ Immaculate Grid 159 7/9:
    Rarity: 287
    ⬜️🟩🟩
    🟩🟩⬜️
    🟩🟩🟩
    Play at:
    https://immaculategrid.com
    @immaculategrid x @baseball_ref

    TIL Jim Palmer didn’t strike out 200 in a season.

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  11. berselius

    ⚾️ Immaculate Grid 159 7/9:
    Rarity: 432
    🟩🟩🟩
    🟩⬜️🟩
    🟩⬜️🟩

    Floored that Jim Palmer won three CYA with the Orioles and never cracked 200 Ks. Different era (dying laughing)

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  12. berselius

    To-day’s base ball squadron

    DH Tauchman
    2B Hoerner
    LF Happ
    CF Bellinger
    SS Swanson
    RF Suzuki
    1B Candelario
    3B Madrigal
    C Amaya

    P Taillon

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  13. berselius

    I’d complain about the wind there, but on balance having it blowing in on a Taillon start day is probably a good thing (dying laughing)

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  14. Perkins

    ⚾️ Immaculate Grid 160 8/9:
    Rarity: 160
    🟩🟩🟩
    🟩🟩⬜️
    🟩🟩🟩
    Play at:
    https://immaculategrid.com
    @immaculategrid x @baseball_ref

    I put Pujols as a HoFer who had played with the Dodgers before realizing he’s still in the waiting period before a first ballot induction. (dying laughing)

      Quote  Reply

    1

    0
  15. Author
    Rice Cube

    True, if big:

    Marcus Stroman is tracking to return as a relief pitcher for the Cubs, according to Bruce Levine this morning on 670 The Score.

    Not enough time to build back up to start, but can and wants to contribute in bullpen role.

    — Locked On Cubs (@LockedOnCubs) September 9, 2023

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  16. BVS

    ⚾️ Immaculate Grid 160 9/9:
    Rarity: 48
    IMMACULATE!
    🟩🟩🟩
    🟩🟩🟩
    🟩🟩🟩

    Easy day today, with lots of options for exCubs

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  17. Author
    Rice Cube

    Fun little grid

    ⚾️ Immaculate Grid 161 9/9:
    Rarity: 81
    IMMACULATE!
    🟩🟩🟩
    🟩🟩🟩
    🟩🟩🟩
    Play at:
    https://immaculategrid.com
    @immaculategrid x @baseball_ref

    The failed video game designer ruined my rarity as I knew not whom else to use in that square

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  18. Perkins

    Rice Cube,

    My first thought was actually JD Martinez for that square but I wrongly figured he would have a higher rarity score than the failed video game designer due to recency bias.

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0
  19. berselius

    ⚾️ Immaculate Grid 161 7/9:
    Rarity: 331
    🟩🟩🟩
    🟩⬜️⬜️
    🟩🟩🟩

    Hit on a couple of WAGs, ironically both of them Batistas.

      Quote  Reply

    1

    0
  20. Author
    Rice Cube

    Rice Cube:
    I know there is a method to the madness of Hendricks just chucking it down the middle but then you have stuff like that happening and it’s probably deserved

    I wish he would shut me right up

      Quote  Reply

    0

    0

Leave a Comment