Cubs 2, Royals 0

In Uncategorized by berselius26 Comments

OSS: Good pitching and great defense pick up another W. Three+ up: Alec Mills had another solid start, pitching seven shutout innings with four strikeouts and three walks. I caught the first few innings on TV and thought it was shaping up to be an extremely fifth-starter-ish performance, but then I blinked and it was suddenly the seventh inning. Javy …

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Cubs 4, Pirates 3

In Postgame by berselius34 Comments

OSS: Chatwood continues to look solid, the bullpen continues to do the opposite. Three up: Another fantastic start by Tyler Chatwood, who struck out 11 and allowed 3 hits and two walks in six innings and change. He was cruising through most of this start, and had retired 15 straight batters through the middle of the game before running out …

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Cubs 6, Pirates 3

In Postgame by berselius23 Comments

OSS: Yu Darvish back to dealing. Three up: Yu Darvish bounced back from his rocky first outing with six innings of shutout ball, striking out seven, walking one, and allowing just a pair of singles. He also erased his lone walk by immediately picking the runner off first base. That’s more like the guy we remember from the back half …

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Cubs 8, Reds 5

In Postgame by berselius52 Comments

OSS: A great offense can paper over a work in progress bullpen Three up Most of the Cubs offense had a pretty good day, but Javy Baez stands out with 2 homers and a double. He also had at least one great play on defense, ranging far to his right and a ball and still nailing the runner with time …

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Cubs 8, Reds 7

In Postgame by berselius22 Comments

OSS: Craig Kimbrel’s beard was not the source of his weakness. Three up: The Cubs scored early and often, scoring six times in the first two innings to seemingly put this out of reach. In particular, Souza and Bote got a pair of RsBI each in their first starts of the season. Jon Lester exceeded the (probably too low) expectations …

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Cubs 9, Brewers 1

In Postgame by berselius25 Comments

OSS: Chatwood brings his A-game. Three up: Tyler Chatwood was on point today, striking out 8 in six innings and allowing just three hits and two walks. He struck out Yelich three times in a row. I guess our pandemic-related cognitive dissonance is going to coincide with Tyler Chatwood starts this year? The Cubs offense blew up Beers starter Freddy …

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Cubs 3, Brewers 0

In Postgame by berselius41 Comments

OSS: Cyle just misses a Maddux on opening day Three up: Kyle Hendricks was dominant, going the distance with nine strikeouts and zero walks. He was so on his game that he even struck out perennial MVP candidate Christian Yelich twice. All three Brewers hits were by none other than Orlando Arcia, who hits like Yelich when he plays the …

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (0-0) at Chicago Cubs

In Series Previews by berselius35 Comments

Well, here we are in this bizarro baseball season. The Cubs kick off the summer with a three game set against the Beers. I guess there’s nothing else to say other than that it’s gonna be weird, and it’s gonna be baseball. We can distract ourselves from the shitshow around us by the Cubs continued committment to stranding runners in …

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So, what’s up with the Cubs?

In Uncategorized by berselius58 Comments

At least for the time being, baseball is on its way back to our eyeballs, if only electronically. The Cubs will be back on July 24 with a series against the Brewers. To recap a few season related details, for those who haven’t been paying attention or for whom time no longer has any meaning, here’s the logistics of the …