Cubs 2, Dodgers 0 (8/30/15)

In Uncategorized by myles

OSS: Kris Bryant provides all the fireworks in this 2-0 victory. Three Up 1. Kris Bryant ended his seemingly months-long road homerless streak with a 2-run jack in the first. It was the only runs of the game, but it was all that was needed. 2. Starlin Castro has been really good since his demotion. Though he had an error …

The 2015 Chicago Cubs: This Won’t Be a Nice Season

In aside, Uncategorized by andcounting

2015 had a chance of being a feel-good season for the Chicago Cubs, but that can’t happen now. Back when Kris Bryant was making a long-shot case for an All-Star berth and Kyle Schwarber was pretending he could destroy American League pitching when given the chance to DH, Near the end of July, the Cubs were 5 games over .500, …

Cubs 8, Giants 5 (8/25/15)

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OSS: Cubs make a laugher of it early, and a nailbiter of it late. Three Up 1. Jake Arrieta had a perfecto through 3, and ended the day allowing no earned runs (1 unearned on his own error, though), striking out 8 over 6 innings and allowing a single walk. Much like Rizzo deserves to finish around 3rd or 4th …

Anthony Rizzo: MVP Candidate?

In Uncategorized by myles

Let’s start this article by talking about Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber is awesome, and this year he’s put up a .275/.373/.558 line. That’s really good, and a .931 OPS/153 wRC+ is good for 10th among all hitters in baseball with 160 PA. Incredible, right? Well, Anthony Rizzo is 9th. That’s right: as incredible as Schwarber has performed this season, Rizzo has been …

Cubs 2, Cleveland 1 (8/24/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Kris Bryant picks up Jon Lester with a walkoff blast. Three up 1. After a week where the Cubs seemed to have scored roughly 217 runs, it was jarring to see them shut down for a game. The Cubs finally got through to Kluber with a RBI triple by Rizzo in the seventh, though Ross had just missed a …

To Catch a Cardinal

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The Cubs are 7 losses clear of the Giants and 6 losses away from the Cardinals. In a very real sense, the Cubs are closer to the division than they are to falling out of the Wild Card. However, that doesn’t mean that the Cubs are really all that close to getting there. BP has the Cubs at 4.7% to …

2015 reverse standings

In Major League Baseball by dmick89

The Cubs season came to an end after their loss to the White Sox on Sunday. The Cubs have not won a game since the middle of August and due to this most recent losing streak, the Cubs find themselves in familiar territory. But not only is their season a failure on the field, they’ve managed to put themselves in the …