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NLDS Game 5: Cubs 9, Nationals 8

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius107 Comments

OSS: That was the craziest Cubs’ winner-take-all clincher I have seen since the last time they had a winner-take-all clincher.* Three up: On a night of shaky pitching performances all around, Wade Davis somehow put together a seven out save to send the Cubs to the NLCS. He didn't have his best stuff, but he brought it for the final …

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NLDS Game 5: Cubs @ Nationals

In Game Threads by dmick89506 Comments

Time: 7:00 PM CT TV: TBS Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (92-70, 2-2) Jon Jay, LF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Willson Contreras, C Albert Almora, CF Addison Russell, SS Jason Heyward, RF Javier Baez, 2B Kyle Hendricks, P (97-65, 2-2) Trea Turner, SS Jayson Werth, LF Bryce Harper, RF Ryan Zimmerman, 1B Daniel Murphy, 2B Anthony Rendon, 3B Matt Wieters, C …

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NLDS Game 4: Nationals @ Cubs

In Game Threads by dmick89329 Comments

Time: 4:30 PM CT TV: TBS Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (97-65, 1-2) Trea Turner, SS Jayson Werth, LF Bryce Harper, RF Ryan Zimmerman, 1B Daniel Murphy, 2B Anthony Rendon, 3B Matt Wieters, C Michael Taylor, CF Tanner Roark, P (92-70, 2-1) Jon Jay, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Willson Contreras, C Ben Zobrist, RF Kyle Schwarber, LF Addison Russell, SS …

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NLDS Game 3: Cubs 2, Nationals 1

In Playoffs, Postgame by berselius58 Comments

OSS: Cubs win despite getting no hit for most of the game again. Three+ up: Anthony Rizzo had the biggest hit of the game, a bloop single to left that managed to find the hole between three defenders to drive in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. It more than made up for the double play he hit into …

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NLDS Game 3: Nationals @ Cubs

In Game Threads by dmick89124 Comments

Time: 3:00 PM CT TV: TBS Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (97-65, 1-1) Trea Turner, SS Bryce Harper, RF Anthony Rendon, 3B Daniel Murphy, 2B Ryan Zimmerman, 1B Jayson Werth, LF Matt Wieters, C Michael Taylor, CF Max Scherzer, P (92-70, 1-1) Jon Jay, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Willson Contreras, C Ben Zobrist, 2B Kyle Schwarber, LF Jason Heyward, RF …

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NLDS Game Two: Nationals 6, Cubs 3

In Postgame by berselius70 Comments

OSS: That fucking eighth inning. Three up: Just like game one, Bryzzo each struck out in their first PAs then turned it on later in the game. They led off the fourth with a double by Bryant and a homer to right by Rizzo, which gave the Cubs a 3-1 lead that should have held up the rest of the …

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NLDS Game 2: Cubs @ Nationals

In Game Threads by dmick89155 Comments

Time: 4:30 PM CT TV: TBS Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (92-70, 1-0) Albert Almora Jr. CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Willson Contreras, C Addison Russell, SS Ben Zobrist, RF Javier Baez, 2B Ian Happ, LF Jon Lester, P (97-65, 0-1) Trea Turner, SS Bryce Harper, RF Anthony Rendon, 3B Daniel Murphy, 2B Ryan Zimmerman, 1B Jayson Werth, LF Matt Wieters, …

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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 …