Cubs 4, Mets 3 (5/11/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Some big home runs, and big hold by the bullpen Three up 1. Kris Bryant had the biggest day at the plate, hitting a two-run homer and adding two walks on the day. The Cubs in general were remarkably patient against deGrom, who appeared to have a tougher time dealing with today’s tight strike zone than Lester. 2. Starlin …

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Series Preview: New York Mets (20-11) at Chicago Cubs (15-15)

In Series Previews by berselius

After a long slog of a road trip at least the Cubs will have time to take a breather and…oh wait, another 4 day series. The Cubs have had only two scheduled off days so far, aside from the first week (which doesn’t really count). The Cardinals will be sipping bud light garbage water a ritas and relaxing while the …

Brewers 12, Cubs 4 (5/9/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Kris Bryant hit his first home run. Let’s forget about the rest of this. Three up 1. Bryant’s first homer is probably still being tracked by NORAD. It was a bomb to left center that landed in the bullpen. Now that the monkey’s off his back we should see conservatively 20 or so more of them this month. That’s …

Cubs 7, Brewers 6 (5/8/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Pile of home runs just barely shores up a shaky bullpen Three up 1. The aforementioned HR, by Fowler, Rizzo, Soler, and Castro. IIRC all of them that had an upper deck in their way landed there. 2. Jason Hammel was solid going seven innings and striking out eight, allowing two runs. He probably could have come out for …

Cardinals 7, Cubs 4 (5/5/15)

In Uncategorized by myles

OSS: Hendricks looks spotty, and the bullpen looks spottier. Three FourĀ Up 1. Addison Russell has really been turning it on lately, making the adjustments nicely. He had two doubles, and looked slick in the field. He added a walk, and his OPS is up to .792. 2. Anthony Rizzo is just incredible this season. He went 3-4 with a walk …

Cardinals 10, Cubs 9 (4/5/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: I can’t even. Such a weird game all around. Three up 1. Kris Bryant had a great day at the plate, going 1-1 with 4 walks. Hard to believe this is the same guy who had a golden sombrero a few games ago, but that’s just how his game rolls. 2. Rizzo and Russell both hit solo shots, with …

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Obstructed View Podcast 7

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In this episode Any reassessments of team expectations, and grumbling that the Kool-Aid is back among some fans. Quick Cubs bullpen discussion The Cubs adventures on the basepaths We take a look at the minor leagues We play 'where are they now' with some former minor league prospects. Reader question – who has the most exciting PAs in baseball, both …

Brewers 6, Cubs 1 (5/2/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs strike out 18 times on the way to a loss Three up: 1. Aside from a Braun HR in the first (and another near-HR his next time up), I thought Arrieta looked pretty good in this game. Just all the bad luck you can think of in the second, with a bunch of bloops and meh contact finding …

Cubs 1, Brewers 0 (5/1/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Russell homers before Bryantm because you can’t predict baseball Three up 1. Russell plated himself for the only run of the game, a no doubt HR to left center. I don’t think anyone, Addison Russell included, would have guessed that he’d homer before Bryant. 2. Jon Lester had a great game, throwing seven shutout innings with four strikeouts and …