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Braves @ Cubs Game Thread

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Time: 1:20 CT TV: WGN Gameday Lineups Braves Nick Markakis, RF Erick Aybar, SS Freddie Freeman, 1B Adonis Garcia, LF Kelly Johnson, 2B Tyler Flowers, C Jace Peterson, 3B Julio Teheran, P Mallex Smith, CF Cubs Dexter Fowler, CF Jason Heyward, RF Kris Bryant, LF Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Tommy La Stella, 3B Addison Russell, SS Tim Federowicz, …

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Series Preview: Atlanta Braves (5-17) @ Chicago Cubs (16-5)

In Series Previews by dmick89

The Cubs completed the abbreviated 2-game sweep over the Brewers yesterday. They still have 13 of the next 16 at home. Kris Bryant rolled his ankle rounding the bases early in yesterday's extremely long game. He underwent an MRI for precautionary reasons and isn't expected to miss much time. I'd be surprised if it's more than a day or two.  …

Cubs 7, Brewers 2 (4/28/16)

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by berselius

OSS: Cubs draw double digit walks, but lose Bryant to a mild ankle sprain. Three up:  The Cubs drew 11 walks against the Brewers, who were unable to find the strike zone the whole game. All of the starters got on base at least once, but they were led by Anthony Rizzo who drew three walks and hit a double in the …

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Cubs 4, Brewers 3 (4/26/16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Maddon pulls the pitcher at the right time and the Cubs bats come through on the frozen tundra of Wrigley Field. Three up Addison Muscle had the biggest hit of the day, a two run triple into the gap that gave the Cubs the lead in the sixth inning. The Cubs made pretty good contact against Nelson, but the wind …

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (8-11) at Chicago Cubs (14-5)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Cubs kick off a six game homestand with a three game series against the Brewers. In fact, sixteen of the Cubs next nineteen games are at home, which seems kind of odd, scheduling-wise. They pay the piper going into the all-star break, when they play 14 or 17 on the road, including road series with the Mets and Pirates. Still, …

Cubs 9, Reds 0

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: iCarly Simon does it again Three up Anthony Rizzo homered twice and drew a walk, and was the Cubs WPA leader on the day, thus breaking Hammel's streak of being the leader on both sides of the ball in his starts. Because both of his hits were homers, his BABIP remains laughably low. Speaking of players heating up, Jason Heyward's …

Cubs 8, Reds 1 (4/22/16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs hit two homers in the rain and cruise to victory Three up ​Rizzo homered for his third straight game, and added two walks as well. The Cubs were very patient in general today, drawing five walks and pushing the Reds starter's pitch count up around 100 by the end of the fifth inning. They're just a meat grinder for …

Cubs 16, Reds 0, Arrieta 2 (no-hitters)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Jake. Arrieta. Those of us lucky enough to see this may have seen the most soul-crushing victory in modern MLB history. As mentioned by Len or JD during the game, the biggest margin of victory in a no-hitter was a 18-0 win in the 19th century between two teams that no longer exist. Huge props to Len for mentioning the no-hitter as …