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NLDS Game 1: Cubs 3, Nationals 0

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius17 Comments

OSS: Cyle pitches a gem and Bryzzo get just enough off of Strasburg to put the Cubs up 1-0 on the Nats. Three up: Kyle Hendricks showed why Joe had enough faith in him to make him the game one starter, pitching seven shutout innings with six strikeouts, two walks, and three hits allowed. The only vaguely threatening moment that …

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NLDS Game 1: Cubs @ Nationals

In Game Threads by dmick89230 Comments

Time: 6:30 PM CT TV: TBS Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (92-70, 0-0) Ben Zobrist, RF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Willson Contreras, C Kyle Schwarber, LF Addison Russell, SS Jason Heyward, CF Javier Baez, 2B Kyle Hendricks, P (97-65, 0-0) Trea Turner, SS Bryce Harper, RF Anthony Rendon, 3B Daniel Murphy, 2B Ryan Zimmerman, 1B Jayson Werth, LF Matt Wieters, C …

Quick Hit: Walks vs Strikeouts

In Uncategorized by myles2 Comments

I thought it might be interesting to track the difference in walk rates and strikeout rates for the Cubs that had meaningful AB for the team both this year and last (Schwarber excepted – I used his 2015 numbers). The upper left quadrant is good (increased walks, decreased strikeouts), and the bottom right quadrant is the worst (decreased walks, increased …

NLDS Preview: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals

In Uncategorized by myles145 Comments

Playoff baseball never really gets old. Confession time: I've seen maybe 30 games this year. Maybe less. Part of that is having a 1-year old (and a 4-year old), but most of it is the fact that Cubs already did the damn thing. Furthermore, we pretty much all knew in the back of our minds that we were going to be …

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Cubs 10, Cardinals 2

In Postgame by berselius274 Comments

OSS: Cubs win in a laugher to eliminate the Cardinals from the NL Central title. Three Four up: The Cubs snuffed out the Cardinals faint division title chances on their own turf, which is nice to see. At the time I write this the Rockies are losing, so it doesn't hurt that race quite so much aside from the fact …

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Cubs 5, Brewers 0

In Postgame by berselius138 Comments

OSS: Jose Quintana pitches a shutout and the magic number drops to two. Three up: Quintana was fantastic today, striking out ten and allowing just three hits and one walk. It wasn't a Maddux, but Q was much more efficient than he has been over his cubs career. Commenter mcalis2 wondered if his performance hinges on getting his curveball in …

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Cubs 5, Brewers 4

In Postgame by berselius303 Comments

OSS: Cubs win in extras on a bases clogged walk. Three up La Stella drew a pinch walk with the bases juiced against a clearly gassed Corey Knebel in the tenth inning that proved to be the deciding run. The biggest play of the game by WPA was not the La Stella walk. Anthony Rizzo hit a no-out single in …

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Cubs 5, Brewers 3

In Postgame by berselius149 Comments

OSS: Cubs come back and win in extras thanks to a Bryant bomb. Three up: Kris Bryant hit a go-ahead two run homer in the tenth inning to put the Cubs back in the lead. Bryant was 3-4 on the day and also drew a walk, which was mitigated somewhat by the dozen or so double plays that the Cubs …

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Rays 8, Cubs 1; Pirates 6, Brewers 4

In Postgame by berselius246 Comments

OSS: Jon Lester looks bad, but the Pirates offense remembered their bats for once. Three up: The Pirates Adam Frazier hit a walk-off HR to drop the Cubs magic number to 8. Frazier also got the run scoring going with a triple in the second inning. It took a player having a WPA of nearly .700 for the Pirates to …