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

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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 …

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (5-17) vs Chicago Cubs (12-8)

In Series Previews by berselius

It’s been just kind of a rough start to the year for the Brewers. If the Gambler’s Fallacy were actually true we could all have seen this coming, but alas. They have the worst run differential in the league, both due to bad pitching (pats self on back for this prediction), and untimely hitting. Adam Lind is the only position …

Pirates 8, Cubs 1 (4/29/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Gerrit Cole is good at throwing baseballs. Three up 1. Miguel Montero went 3-4 and had the Cubs lone RBI of the day. The Cubs took advantage of a strange inning of glovework by Pedro Alvarez, which saw a throw go completely through his glove and another pickoff throw get botched with his replacement glove. Sandwiched in the middle …

Cubs 6, Pirates 2 (4/28/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs continue to get all the 2-out RBI Three up: 1. Travis Wood had a solid day on the mound, striking out 9 Pirates in seven innings and walking none. His curveball wasn’t there for him, but the rest of his pitches more than made up for it. 2. The Cubs continued their streak of 2-out RBI, and spread …

Cubs 4, Pirates 0 (4/27/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Jason Hammel had good stuff and the Cubs cruised to an easy 4-0 victory Three up: 1. Once the Cubs took the lead it felt like this game was in hand, as the Pirates had no answer for Jason Hammel. He finished with a line of 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K and was hitting …

Obstructed View Podcast 6

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In this episode: Sitrick rants about Kris Bryant hype We discuss the Addison Russell callup Welington Castillo and the bullpen This team is so much fun Al Yellon and Paul Blart Is a chili dog a soup sandwich? Skyline Chili jokes All three of us mangling the pronunciation of some word Awkward edits due to the connection dropping out multiple …