Cubs 3, Dbacks 4 (5/24/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: ¯_(ツ)_/¯. Going .500 on a west coast road trip still feels like a success. Three up 1. Chris Coghlan had the best day for the Cubs, with a two run HR in the fifth to keep it close and some surprisingly solid defense. 2. Jorge Soler had a nice day at the plate, going 2-3 including a ground rule double …

Cubs 9, DBacks 6 (5/24/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Six RBI for Anthony Rizzo picks up a rough day for the pitching and defense. Three up: 1. Anthony Rizzo had a .638 WPA and six RBI on the day, including a bases loaded double and a three run homer to put the Cubs ahead in the ninth. It’s nice to see him and Goldschmidt on the same field. …

Cubs 3, Padres 0 (5/21/15)

In Uncategorized by myles

OSS: A 25-year old starter shut the Padres out, and a 23-year old and a 21-year old provided the power. Three Up 1. Kyle Hendricks had a game score of 84. That’s tied for 9th-best this year, and it was doozy. He was 9 pitches away from a Maddux, and struck out 7. Really impressive game, and it makes you wonder if …

Paul & Deadspin, the Cubs Threw Out Your Crap Narrative

In Uncategorized by aisle424

We all know the Cubs don’t have the most sparkling reputation. I’ve spent the better part of my internet life mocking the Cubs for both epic failures on the field and hilarious escapades off the field. I won’t even bother listing all the ways the Cubs have provided entertainment of an embarrassing nature and just say that if one was …

Cubs 4, Pirates 1 (5/16/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS I picked the right week to be on powerful pain medication. Three up 1. Jon Lester was terrific today, striking out seven and allowing ten baserunners in seven innings, giving up only one run. What happened after that was pretty crazy, but we’ll get to that later. His past several starts have evened out the first few of the …

Cubs 11, Pirates 10: 12 innings (5/15/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs win a bizarre marathon of a game on a stumble by Gregory Polanco. Three up: 1. Kris Bryant got the scoring started for the day with a three run blast in the third inning. I think Pirates starter Jeff Locke was already up to 80 or so pitches by then. Pretty baffling that Clint Hurdle would have trotted …

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Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates (17-18) vs Chicago Cubs (19-15)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Pirates are coming off a split with their cross-state ‘rivals’, and if you had asked me four days ago which of these NL Central-NL East four game sets was going to be a sweep, I would have bet heavily on the Pirates. But that’s baseball. A lot of their position players have been underperforming this year, including last year’s …

Cubs 6, Mets 5 (5/14/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs come from behind to put a smile on Ron Santo’s face. Three up 1. Dexter Fowler got the scoring started with a home run in the fourth inning, with the Cubs down 4-0, and came around to score the go ahead run in the eighth on a passed ball by Mets catcher Anthony Recker. That almost seems too …

Cubs 2, Mets 1 (5/13/2015)

In Uncategorized by myles

OSS: Hammel matches Harvey, and Coghlan walks it off, literally. Three Up 1. Jason Hammel, ladies and gentlemen!!! He matched Harvey pretty much pitch-for-pitch, allowing 8 baserunners over 8 innings. He left with a 1-0 deficit and so would have earned the loss. What a shitty stat. The Cubs made up the run in the 8th and won in the 9th. …