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Cubs 3, Cleveland 2 (World Series Game 5)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs hang on to send the series back to Cleveland. Three+ up: Aroldis Chapman was the Cubs WPA leader (.404), and it’s not even close. Chapman slammed the door on the Indians, pitching 2.2 innings and striking out four. As has been well documented doing this is way out of his comfort zone, but you couldn’t tell tonight. There’s …

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World Series Game 5: Indians at Cubs Game Thread

In Game Threads by berselius

Time: 7:15 PM CT TV: FOX, FOX Sports Go, ESPN Radio Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (94-67, 2-1) Rajai Davis, CF Jason Kipnis, 2B Francisco Lindor, SS Mike Napoli, 1B Carlos Santana, LF Jose Ramirez, 3B Brandon Guyer, RF Roberto Perez, C Trevor Bauer, P Bauer Stats 190 IP 7.96 K/9 3.32 BB/9 4.26 ERA 3.99 FIP 4.13 xFIP 2 Death Sticks PSAs …

Cleveland 7, Cubs 2 (World Series Game 4)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OWS: Three+ up: Dexter Fowler finally had a good game this series, scoring both off a leadoff double and a meaningless late HR, the Cubs first of the series. Rizzo also had a good day at the plate, knocking in Fowler in the first and doubling to lead off the sixth as one of the Cubs roughly 891 runners stranded …

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World Series Game 4: Indians @ Cubs Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 7:00 PM CT TV: FOX, FOX Sports Go, ESPN Radio Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (94-67, 2-1) Rajai Davis, LF Jason Kipnis, 2B Francisco Lindor, SS Carlos Santana, 1B Jose Ramirez, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall, RF Roberto Perez, C Tyler Naquin, CF Corey Kluber, P Kluber Stats 215 IP 9.50 K/9 2.39 BB/9 3.14 ERA 3.26 FIP 3.50 xFIP (103-58, 1-2) Dexter Fowler, CF Kris …

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Cleveland 1, Cubs 0 (World Series Game Three)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: That’s not quite what I expected. Three+ up: Jorge Soler had a good day at the plate, going 2-3 with a single and a Chisenhall/wind assisted triple as well as a great throw to third base to take out the soon to be lead runner on the lone Cleveland RBI. At least one move today turned out to be …

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World Series Game 3: Indians @ Cubs Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 7:00 PM CT TV: FOX, FOX Sports Go, ESPN Radio Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (94-67, 1-1) Carlos Santana, LF Jason Kipnis, 2B Francisco Lindor, SS Mike Napoli, 1B Jose Ramirez, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall, RF Roberto Perez, C Tyler Naquin, CF Josh Tomlin, P Tomlin Stats 174 IP 6.10 K/9 1.03 BB/9 4.40 ERA 4.88 FIP 4.13 xFIP (103-58, 1-1) Dexter Fowler, CF Kris …

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Cubs 5, Cleveland 1 (World Series Game 2)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs cruise to victory, and Kyle Schwarber is going to bring down the house on Friday. Three+ up: Who else but Kyle Schwarber, he of four regular season PAs, would be the one to drive in multiple runs in this game? This is unreal and makes me even more excited for next year. The Cubs scored 808 runs in …

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World Series Game 2: Cubs @ Indians Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 6:00 PM CT TV: FOX, FOX Sports Go, ESPN Radio Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (103-58, 0-1) Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, LF Kyle Schwarber, DH Javier Baez, 2B Willson Contreras, C Jorge Soler, RF Addison Russell, SS Jake Arrieta, P Arrieta Stats 197.1 IP 8.67 K/9 3.47 BB/9 3.10 ERA 3.52 FIP 3.68 xFIP (94-67, 1-0) Carlos …

Indians 6, Cubs 0 (World Series Game 1)

In Uncategorized by berselius

OSS: Cubs shut down by Corey Kluber in the game they had the lowest odds in the series to win anyway. Three up: Ben Zobrist was the Cubs bright spot on the day, going 3-4 and leading off two failed Cubs rallies. He doubled off Kluber to lead off the second and had a leadoff single in the seventh that …

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World Series Game 1: Cubs @ Indians Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 7:00 PM CT TV: FOX, FOX Sports Go, ESPN Radio Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (103-58, 0-0)Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, LF Kyle Schwarber, DH Javier Baez, 2B Chris Coghlan, RF Addison Russell, SS David Ross, C Jon Lester, P Lester Stats 202.2 IP 8.75 K/9 2.31 BB/9 2.44 ERA 3.41 FIP 3.47 xFIP (94-67, 0-0)Rajai Davis, CF …