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Cubs 3, A’s 1 (8.7.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs sweep their way to a nice win total. Three up: Kyle Hendricks keeps doing what he’s been doing, pitching into the eighth inning one start after he pitched a complete game shutout. his 2.17 ERA is second only to Clayton Kershaw, and might end up at number one if Kershaw misses enough time to fail to officially qualify …

Cubs 4, A’s 0 (8.6.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Jake Arrieta great again? Three up: Jake Arrieta shut out the A’s for eight innings, allowing just three hits while striking out four and walking one. He’s still not the JAKE of late last year, but it’s good to see him putting away a lineup that he should be putting away. His fastball command still looks kind of shaky …

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Cubs @ A’s Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 3:05 PM CT TV: CSN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Addison Russell, SS Jason Heyward, RF Jorge Soler, DH Miguel Montero, C Willson Contreras, LF Jake Arrieta, P Coco Crisp, LF Max Muncy, 2B Stephen Vogt, C Khris Davis, DH Danny Valencia, RF Yonder Alonso, 1B Marcus Semien, SS Jake …

Cubs 7, A’s 2 (8.5.16)

In Uncategorized by berselius

OSS: Cubs cruise to an easy win Three up: Despite having an epically crappy rehab stint in the minors, Jorge Soler hit a three run homer in his first PA back with the team. In true Soler style, the ball was hit about 5000 mph and went over the fence despite seeming to have a peak height of about 20 …

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (66-41) at Oakland A’s (48-60)

In Series Previews by berselius

What are these strange things called off….days? Several Cubs spent the day relaxing on their west coast travel day, and they even get one on the way back too. It certainly beats 3+ weeks with no breaks other than the Reds. West coast series suck all around, but at least only one game is a night game. Team Leaders Cubs …

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Cubs 5, Marlins 4 (8.3.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs win another weird one. Three up: Just looking over the WPA charts for this one is kind of strange. No Cubs position player had more than one hit, yet the Cubs had five different players on offense who posted a .100 WPA or greater, when usually you only see one or two, and two players who had hugely …

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Cubs 3, Marlins 2 (8.2.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: The Aprilists wear down a great pitcher and hang on to win. Three up: The top two of the Cubs order set the tone for the day, reaching base six out of six times against Marlins ace Jose Fernandez. Fowler led all Cubs hitters with a .183 WPA, and he and Contreras combined to go 5-7 with a walk, …

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Marlins @ Cubs Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 7:05 PM CT TV: CSN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS J.T. Realmuto, C Martin Prado, 3B Christian Yelich, LF Giancarlo Stanton, RF Marcell Ozuna, CF Derek Dietrich, 2B Chris Johnson, 1B Adeiny Hechavarria, SS Jose Fernandez, P Dexter Fowler, CF Willson Contreras, C Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Jason Heyward, RF Addison Russell, SS Chris Coghlan, LF Javier Baez, 3B Jason …

Cubs 5, Marlins 0 (8.1.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: I just checked the calendar to see if it is April again somehow. Three up: Kyle Hendricks threw a complete game shutout, his second CG of the season and first shutout. The last one was against the Phillies, so it was especially nice to see him shut down an actual major league offense. Even more so considering just how …