What’s up with Kyle Freeland?

In Uncategorized by myles157 Comments

As the 108th most influential Cubs blog, we have a sworn duty to stay in our lane and only give you the highest quality of Cubs analysis. However, I just can't get over Kyle Freeland for some reason. Yes, he's not on the Cubs, and yes, he only played the Cubs once (game score of exactly 50). What's interesting to …

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Cubs 7, Pirates 1 (6.18.17)

In Postgame by berselius281 Comments

OSS: Cubs win a road series for the first time since April Three up: Anthony Rizzo continues to thrive in the leadoff spot, launching yet another home run. He had three hits total and scored three runs. He was knocked in by Willson Contreras in his other non-HR runs, who was the spark that got the Cubs moving today. Lackey …

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (32-33) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (30-36)

In Uncategorized by myles77 Comments

The red-hot Cubs come rambling into Pittsburgh for a 3-game skirmish this weekend (note: Cubs not actually red-hot). The Pirates are a really, really interesting team considering that they don't have an offensive standout this year, but they don't have any offensive black holes. From top to bottom, the OPS+ of the 8 position players is 122, 114, 106, 103, …

Cubs 10, Marlins 2 (6.6.17)

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OSS: The Cubs offense is waking from its deep slumber. Three Four up: The big play of the game was a three run bomb by Anthony Rizzo in the fifth inning that put the Cubs up 3-1. They never looked back the rest of the way. Rizzo also knocked in a run and scored as a part of the Cubs …

Cubs 3, Marlins 1 (6.5.17)

In Postgame by berselius46 Comments

OSS: Cubs blast two homers with the wind blowing in to extend winning streak to four games and  get back to a tie for first place. Three up: The biggest hit of the game was Kris Bryant's two run homer in the first inning, which plated Zobrist. Zobrist himself just missed hitting one out to lead off the game for …

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Cardinals 6, Cubs 7 (6.14.17)

In Postgame, Series Previews by berselius38 Comments

OSS: Cubs complete the sweep of the Cardinals behind a big day from Ian Happ. Three up: Ian Happ launched two homers off of Michael Wacha, driving in more than half the the Cubs runs. One of them even had runners on base. The novelty! Based on what few innings I've seen he looks credible in CF too. Albert Almora …

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Cubs 5, Cardinals 3 (6.3.17)

In Postgame by berselius74 Comments

OSS: Kyle Schwarber blasts the Cubs to at least a series win. Three up: Kyle Schwarber hit an opposite field grand slam off of Mike Leake in the seventh to put the Cubs ahead. You may have heard that Schwarber is in a bit of a slump, having just five hits in the previous two weeks going into this game. …

Cubs 3, Cardinals 2 (6.2.17)

In Uncategorized by berselius68 Comments

OSS: What strange new world is this? Three up: The key play of the game was Anthony Rizzo taking third base on a groundout in the eighth inning to set up the go ahead run on a sac fly from Heyward. His double preceding that helped too I guess. Heyward also drove in the Cubs second run with a double …