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Cubs 10, Pirates 5 (6.19.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Another day, another top prospect having a great debut. Three up: Willson Contreras homered on the first pitch of his MLB career. It was one of many by the Cubs, including a solo shot by Baez in the second, a two run insurance blast by Russell in the eighth, and back to back-ers by Bryzzo. Kyle Hendricks cruised through …

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Pirates @ Cubs Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 7:08 PM CT TV: ESPN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS John Jaso, 1B Gregory Polanco, RF Andrew McCutchen, CF Starling Marte, LF Jung Ho Kang, 3B Josh Harrison, 2B Jordy Mercer, SS Jacob Stallings, C Jameson Taillon, P Chris Coghlan, LF Jason Heyward, CF Kris Bryant, LF Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Miguel Montero, C Addison Russell, SS Javier Baez, 3B …

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Journeymen of tomorrow: Cubs minor league recap (6.19.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 4 @ Memphis Redbirds 6 The I-Cubs out-hit the Redbirds 11 to 7, but a big 5-run 3rd inning was more than enough to drop Iowa to 31-35. Iowa had four players with two hits each. John Andreoli was 2-5 with a double, 2 RBI, a run scored and 2 strikeouts. Kristopher Negron was also 2-5 with a double, 2 …

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Cubs 4, Pirates 3 (6.18.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Javy Baez keeps the game close and the Cubs bomb their way to victory. Three up: Javy Baez’s statline looked pretty pedestrian, but he had a huge game. This “it’s magic”-esque slide led to the Cubs second run, and two fantastic defensive plays kept the game close. Bryant, Rizzo, and Grandpa all hit solo shots in this game. Bryant’s …

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Pirates @ Cubs Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 7:15 PM CT TV: FOX Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Dexter Fowler, CF Jason Heyward, RF Kris Bryant, LF Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Javier Baez, 3B Addison Russell, SS David Ross, C Jon Lester, P Jordy Mercer, SS Josh Harrison, 2B Andrew McCutchen, CF Jung Ho Kang, 3B David Freese, 1B Matt Joyce, LF Sean Rodriguez, RF Erik Kratz, C …

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Cubs to call up Willson Contreras, DFA Tim Federowicz

In News And Rumors by dmick89

According to multiple sources, the Cubs are set to call up their top prospect Willson Contreras tomorrow. Yes, the catching prospect has easily become their top prospect and is probably among the top 10 in baseball at this point. Catchers who can hit and field are rare and that’s what Contreras is. The Cubs will designate Tim Federowicz for assignment …

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Journeymen of tomorrow: Cubs minor league recap (6.16.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 6 @ Colorodo Springs Sky Sox 5 Four I-Cubs hitters had three hits apiece and none of them were Willson Contreras. Contreras was 1-5 with an RBI and extended his hitting streak to some number I don’t care about, but maybe you do. What I do care about is that the Cubs best catcher is catching games for the …

Cubs @ Nationals Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 3:05 PM CT TV: WGN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Ben Zobrist, 2B Jason Heyward, RF Kris Bryant, LF Anthony Rizzo, 1B Miguel Montero, C Albert Almora, CF Javier Baez, 3B Addison Russell, SS Jason Hammel, P Ben Revere, CF Jayson Werth, LF Bryce Harper, RF Daniel Murphy, 2B Ryan Zimmerman, 1B Wilson Ramos, C Anthony Rendon, 3B Danny Espinosa, SS Stephen …

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Journeymen of tomorrow: Cubs minor league recap (6.15.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs @ Colorodo Springs Sky Sox (Game 1) Iowa took a 5-2 lead early on, but couldn’t hold on for the win. They dropped to 29-32. Willson Contreras was batting 2nd and was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Mark Zagunis continues to hit since being promoted to Iowa last week. He was 2-3 with a double, walk …