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Is it time to shake up the infield?

In Better Know a Cub by myles7 Comments

The Cubs' offense has been incredible this year. Among starters, the OPS+ for each starter, in descending order: 193 181 173 128 117 115 (Jason Heyward!) 67 44 The astute reader will note that there are two less-than-average bats in that lineup. The first is Anthony Rizzo, who has dealt with back issues this year and is, well, Anthony Rizzo. …

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Cubs 10, Cleveland 3 (4.24.18)

In Postgame by berselius3 Comments

OSS: The Cubs treated the Cleveland pitching staff like it was game 6 of the World Series. Three up: Kyle Schwarber had a big day, hitting a laser beam of a home run in the second that probably left a scorching hole in some fan in the bleachers and following it up with a moonshot in his next PA. War …

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Cubs 9, Rockies 7

In Postgame by berselius20 Comments

OSS: Albert Almora brought his glove. Three up: He was only 1-6 at the plate today, but Albert Almora Jr. made three amazing catches in CF that were likely the difference in this game. He came into the year looking at the short half of a platoon, but he's pretty much guaranteed a spot for himself in the starting lineup …

Cubs 2, Rockies 5 (4.21.18)

In Postgame by berselius60 Comments

OSS: Darvish loses the handle in the fifth. Three up: The Cubs started this one with a bang, hitting to solid singles to lead off the game and then were inches away from a three run homer by Contreras. Denver local David Bote hit a double in his first MLB plate appearance, so good for him. The Rockies fans around …

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Cubs 16, Rockies 5 (4.20.18)

In Postgame by berselius60 Comments

OSS: The Javy Baez show goes on the road. Three up: Javy had a huge day, going 4-6 with a homer, double, and two singles. The double was an easy single that he hustled out to grab the extra base. Just after that, he hustled his way to third on a Theriot Special, but instead of TOOBLANing he slid around …

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Cubes 14, Barves 10 (4.14.18)

In Postgame by berselius17 Comments

OSS: Cubs come back from an 8-run deficit in an all-around shitshow of a game that I can't believe I watched all of. Three up: The Cubs offense scored nine runs with two outs in the eighth inning to complete their comeback against the Braves. Javier Baez struck the biggest blow with a bases clearing double to tie the game, …