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Cubs 9, Cardinals 8 (5.25.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius4 Comments

OSS: An ugly win is still a win Three up Kris Bryant had a great day at the plate, going 2-3 with a walk and a homer. He was the Cubs overall WPA leader on the day but the biggest single individual play was… Jason Heyward's two-run double in the second inning. The Cubs scored in a hurry in the …

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Cubs @ Cardinals Game Thread (5.25.16)

In Game Threads by dmick89260 Comments

Time: 12:45 PM CT TV: ABC 7 Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Cubs Dexter Fowler, CF Jason Heyward, RF Kris Bryant, LF Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Tommy La Stella, 3B Miguel Montero, C Addison Russell, SS Jake Arrieta, P Cardinals Kolten Wong, 2B Aledmys Diaz, SS Matt Holliday, LF Stephen Piscotty, RF Matt Adams, 1B Yadier Molina, C Randal Grichuk, CF Ruben …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5.25.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick899 Comments

El Paso Chihuahuas 3, Iowa Cubs 8 Willson Contreras hit his 5th home run of the season and his second in as many days. He was 1-4 on the night with a walk, a couple of runs scored, an RBI and two strikeouts. Albert Almora was 2-4 with his 10th double of the season. He also scored a run. Dan Vogelbach was 1-2 …

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Cubs 12, Cardinals 3 (5.24.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius13 Comments

OSS: That’s more like it Three up: The Cubs jumped on Michael Wacha early, batting around and scoring six runs in the first inning. It feels strange to have gotten used to seeing Cubs pitchers get a PA before they even take the mound. David Ross had the biggest WPA play in the rally, a bases loaded double that drove …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5.24.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick8967 Comments

El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Iowa Cubs 1 The I-Cubs had 9 hits and only a run. The run was the result of a Willson Contreras home run, his fourth. Contreras was 1-3 with that home run and also a walk and 2 strikeouts. The only other notable offensive performance was Arismendy Alcantara who was 2-3 with a couple of singles. There’s …

Cubs 3, Cardinals 4 (5.23.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius10 Comments

OSS: Cubs outplay the Cardinals, lose anyway. Three up The Cubs biggest play of the day by WPA was Ben Zobrist‘s seeing-eye single up the middle in the ninth, making it first and third with one out and Rizzo coming to the plate. Zobrist had a great day at the plate in general, going 3-4 with a walk and a …

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Cubs @ Cardinals Game Thread (5-23-2016)

In Game Threads by dmick8967 Comments

Time: 7:15 PM CT TV: CSN+ Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Cubs Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, RF Ben Zobrist, 2B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Jorge Soler, LF Miguel Montero, C Javier Baez, 3B Addison Russell, SS John Lackey, P Cardinals Matt Carpenter, 3B Aledmys Diaz, SS Matt Holliday, LF Stephen Piscotty, RF Matt Adams, 1B Yadier Molina, C Randal Grichuk, CF Kolten Wong, 2B …

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Chicago Cubs (29-13) @ St. Louis Cardinals (23-21)

In Series Previews by dmick8917 Comments

The Cubs have not played particularly well over the last week or two. The offense has been rather quiet. Other than the 8-run game in the opener in San Francisco, the Giants pretty much shut down the Cubs offense. The Brewers beat them 2 of 3 also and they’ve lost 7 of their last 11. To their credit, they have managed …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5-23-2016)

In Minor Leagues by dmick898 Comments

We used to do these before and I always enjoyed doing them so I figured I’d start them again. Iowa Cubs 1, Tacoma Rainiers 8 Albert Almora continues to rake. He was 3-4 with a double and RBI. Willson Contreras was 1-3 with a walk and Dan Vogelbach was 2-3 with a walk. In 39 AAA games and 165 plate …

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Cubs @ Giants Game Thread (8-22-2016)

In Game Threads by dmick8958 Comments

Time: 7:05 PM CT TV: ESPN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Cubs Dexter Fowler, CF Anthony Rizzo, 1B Kris Bryant, 3B Ben Zobrist, 2B Jorge Soler, LF Addison Russell, SS Matt Szczur, RF David Ross, C Kyle Hendricks, P Giants Denard Span, CF Joe Panik, 2B Matt Duffy, 3B Buster Posey, C Brandon Belt, 1B Brandon Crawford, SS Gregor Blanco, RF Madison Bumgarner, P …