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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 …

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 …