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Series Preview: Cincinnati Reds (4-2) at Chicago Cubs (3-2)

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OSS: Cubs run out Lester and Arrieta and cap it off with a game against Jason Marquis. The two division leaders square off at Wrigley Field. The last-ish time these teams squared off, this happened There’s something about the Reds, I guess. A mini-throwdown between Johnny Cueto and David DeJesus (needlessly escalated by Matt Garza and Dusty Baker in the …

Dexter Fowler is the man. Cubs 6, Rockies 5 (4/12/2015)

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OSS: Dexter Fowler returns to Coors and makes a deposit. Three Up 1. Dexter Fowler is officially a Cub now. With 2 out, 1 on, down 1, 0-2 count, Fowler laced a shot into the second level on the right field. Fowler finished the game 2-5 with the dinger, and finished the series with 12 total bases and 2 walks. …

Cubs 9, Rockies 5 (4/11/15)

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OSS: Kyle Kendrick turned into Kyle Kendrick and the Cubs bats woke up. Three up: 1. Dexter Fowler had two straight triples to start the game, and the Cubs hit the Rockies pitchers hard all day. 2. Coghlan and o/ MIKE OLT o/ went back-to-back in the 3rd 3. Castro had a nice day at the plate, with three hits …

Rockies 5, Cubs 1 (4/10/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs can’t buy a hit with RISP Three up: 1. Matt Sczcur tied the game with a bases-loaded sac fly in the third. 2. Edwin Jackson looked good coming out of the pen, hitting 94-95 with his fastball. 3. Rizzo got on base four times in four PAs, with two HBP and two singles, one of them a bunt …

Cubs 2, Cardinals 0 (4/8/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Arrieta settled down, the Cubs finally drove in a runner in scoring position. Three up 1. Jake Arrieta walked two batters in the first inning, then rolled the rest of the way, striking out seven and only walking one additional batter in seven innings, all while sporting a magnificent beard. His final pitch hung clown shoes on opposing pitcher …

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Obstructed View Podcast Episode 3

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In this episode: We answer some reader mail Discussion of the Baez demotion to AAA Win predictions for the NL Central Playoff predictions for the rest of the league A strikeouts draft NB: I tried something different to even out our volumes, but messed it up about 15 minutes into the podcast, and it sounds like David and Myles are …

Daily Facepalm 4.7.15 – Cubs a game out of first

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Evil wins Duke won the NCAA Championship yesterday. When he wasn’t busy not answering questions about the rapist he was sheltering for two years and being an all-around jackass, he was winning a lot of basketball games. Sorry, berselius. Gray matters The A’s beat the Rangers 8-0 today, and Sonny Gray carried a no-hitter until the 8th inning. That’s pretty good, …

Cardinals 3, Cubs 0 (4/5/15)

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OSS: Cubs waste 3 lead-off doubles and lead-off single against Wainwright Three Up: 1. Phil Coke was clearly the best player on the team yesterday. He came in to a very dicey situation (2nd and 3rd, one out), and stranded them both. The game could have very easily gotten away from the Cubs there, but Coke locked them out. Great …