Baseball Prospectus Midseason Top 50 Prospects

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89

There weren’t too many people that argued the Cubs top prospects entering this season were Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Below them were Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Kyle Schwarber and C.J.Edwards. It’s been fun to watch these guys at the MLB level, but that takes them off the top prospects list and therefore the BP Midseason top 50 …

Cubs 2, Marlins 0

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: To quote RtR from this game’s comment thread, I can’t decide what’s sadder: The Cubs’ lineup without Rizzo or the Marlins’ lineup without Stanton. Three up: 1. Kyle Hendricks was dealing today, striking out six and pitching into the eighth inning. He only had one stretch of trouble when the Marlins got two men on with no outs in the …

Cubs 7, Marlins 2 (7/4/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: A 6-RBI day by Kris Bryant cruises the Cubs to an easy win Three up 1. Kris Bryant hit a two-run shot in the first inning that probably still hasn’t landed. I think the people most upset by the bleacher expansion were probably the ballhawks. 2. Bryant then one-upped himself with a grand slam in the third inning, chasing …

Marlins 2, Cubs 1 (7/3/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs offense continues to struggle, two runs feels like two hundred. Three up 1. Jason Hammel had a solid start, striking out five in seven innings and allowing four hits. Unfortunately two of those were solo home runs, but overall this was another solid outing that the  non-struggling version of this offense should have taken and run with. 2. …

Cubs 6, Mets 1 (7/2/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Ron Santo is smiling Three up 1. I listened to this game on the radio, so I don’t know if Arrieta literally broke a sweat in this game. Figuratively though, the Mets didn’t do much to worry him in this game aside from a double from the opposing pitcher that came around to score. Three of the Mets last …

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Game Thread: Cubs v Mets, 7/3

In Game Threads by berselius

It’s a day game, so let’s have a game thread! Lineups Cubs  Castro SS Rizzo 1B Montero C Coghlan LF Baxter RF Denorfia CF Herrera 3B Arrieta P Russell 2B Mets Granderson RF Ceciliani CF Murphy 3B Duda 1B Flores 2B Campbell LF Monell C deGrom P Tejada SS Sweep it for Ronnie  

Cubs 2, Mets 0 (7/1/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Stoppable force defeats movable object Three up 1. Jon Lester looked a little shaky early on, but settled down to shut out the Mets over seven innings, striking out seven. It is just the Mets punchless offense, but shutout performances are still always great to see, whether it’s the 27 Yankees or a beer league softball team. 2. How …

Cubs 1, Mets 0 (6/30/15)

In Uncategorized by berselius

OSS: Cubs pull a win out of their hat. Three up 1. Kyle Hendricks looked sharp last night, going six innings with no runs and six strikeouts. He had the Mets batters off balance the whole game, and along with the bullpen gave the Cubs the pitching performance they needed to break out of the slump. 2. The bats didn’t …

Cubs 1, Dodgers 0 (6/23/15)

In Uncategorized by berselius

OSS: Cubs beat a Cy winner for the second day in a row Three up 1. Hammel was cruising in this game, barely breaking a sweat until the Dodgers started to put a mini-rally together in the eighth. He only gave up two hits in 7.2 shutout innings, striking out six and somehow managed not to yawn while working on …

Cubs 8, Twins 0 (6/21/15)

In Uncategorized by berselius

OSS: A shutout by Arrieta and a grand slam by Fowler blow the doors off the Twins. Three up 1. Arrieta shook off whatever rust he had in his last outing, a laboring, career-worst six walk game. He went the distance, allowing only four hits and no walks and striking out seven. 2. The most memorable play of the game was …