The Series: A Positon Players Preview

In Uncategorized by myles

Holy shit. It’s here. Let’s get straight to it. Catcher This is the first area where the advantage clearly rests with the Cubs. Yan Gomes has been a good player up until 2016, but in 2016 he was Heyward-esque. He was replaced by Roberto Perez, who also had a nice 2015 and an abysmal 2016. The Cubs have a Cerberus …

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Cubs 5, Dodgers 0 (NLCS Game 6)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

FTWS: Three+ up: Kyle Hendricks was absolutely amazing tonight, allowing just two hits and striking out six in 7.1 innings. There were just two baserunners in the first seven innings, a leadoff single on the first pitch of the game that got wiped out by a slick double play turned by Baez, and an error by Baez was wiped away …

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NLCS Game 6: Dodgers @ Cubs Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 7:00 PM CT TV: FS1 Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (91-71, 2-3) Andrew Toles, LF Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B Adrian Gonzalez, 1B Josh Reddick, RF Joc Pederson, CF Yasmani Grandal, C Chase Utley, 2B Clayton Kershaw, P Kershaw Stats 149 IP 10.39 K/9 0.66 BB/9 1.69 ERA 1.80 FIP 2.28 xFIP (103-58, 3-2) Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, …

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Cubs 8, Dodgers 4 (NLCS Game 5)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Three+ up: Addison Russell provided the biggest hit of the game, a no-doubter two run shot in the sixth inning to put the Cubs up 3-1, driving in who else but Javier Baez. Russell also added a single in the ninth and hustled his way into a leadoff ROE as the Cubs tacked on five insurance runs in the …

NLCS Game 5: Cubs @ Dodgers Game Thread

In Uncategorized by myles

Time: 19:08 CT (har har MLB) TV: FS1 Series Preview Gameday Thread LINEUPS (projected) (103-58, 2-2) Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, LF Javier Baez, 2B Jason Heyward, RF Addison Russell, SS David Ross, C Jon Lester, P Lester Stats 202.2 IP 8.75 K/9 2.31 BB/9 2.44 ERA 3.41 FIP 3.47 xFIP (91-71, 2-2) Kike Hernandez, 2B Justin …

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Cubs 10, Dodgers 2 (NLCS Game 4)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Back in business. Three+ up: Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell were the most prominently struggling players on the offense going into this game, but their bats woke up in a big way tonight. Russell took Julio Urias deep in the fourth for a two run shot, and Rizzo hit a solo shot in the fifth. Both were making good …

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NLCS Game 4: Cubs @ Dodgers Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 7:00 PM CT TV: FS1 Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (103-58, 1-2) Juan Pierre, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Micah Hoffpauir, 1B Tom Goodwin, LF Javier Baez, 2B Willson Contreras, C Jose Macias, RF Neifi Perez, SS John Lackey, P Lackey Stats 188.1 IP 8.60 K/9 2.53 BB/9 3.35 ERA 3.81 FIP 3.80 xFIP (91-71, 2-1) Chase Utley, 2B Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B …

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Dodgers 6, Cubs 0 (NLCS Game 3)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Well, that sucked. Three up: The Cubs meat grinder got going early, sending seven batters to the plate against a clearly out-of-sorts Rich Hill in the second inning. He was over 40 pitches by the end of it plus half a hundred pickoff throws on noted base purloiner Anthony Rizzo, and the Cubs felt on schedule to do some …

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NLCS Game 3: Cubs @ Dodgers Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 7:00 PM CT TV: FS1 Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (103-58, 1-1) Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Ben Zobrist, LF Anthony Rizzo, 1B Javier Baez, 2B Jorge Soler, RF Addison Russell, SS Miguel Montero, C Jake Arrieta, P Arrieta Stats 197.1 IP 8.67 K/9 3.47 BB/9 3.10 ERA 3.52 FIP 3.68 xFIP (91-71, 1-1) Chase Utley, 2B Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B Adrian …

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Dodgers 1, Cubs 0 (NLCS Game 2)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs run into a buzz saw named Kershaw and Jansen. Three up Not a lot of positives for the Cubs today. Oddly enough the only position player with positive WPA was Anthony Rizzo, who drew a leadoff walk in the seventh. The Cubs made a lot of good contact that inning but couldn’t get a ball to drop in. …