The Cubs’ Bright Spot

In Uncategorized by myles

After a nice little run to start the season, the Cubs have come back to Earth somewhat. It’s been a tough stretch, going just .500 over the last 30 games and losing 6 of the last 10 (to very good teams, mind you). I know that I thought the Cubs would definitely score runs, and that they just wouldn’t have …

Marlins 5, Cubs 2 (6/2/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Hendricks comes through in the biggest PA of the game, but the Marlins manage a big inning anyway. Three up 1. Junior Lake was the Cubs WPA leader on the day, hitting two doubles and looking pretty good at the plate in general. He’s a different hitter than the guy we saw last year. 2. Starlin Castro flashed the leather …

Cubs 5, Marlins 1 (6/1/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Jason Hammel cruises to a Cubs victory Three up 1. Hammel was fantastic today, striking out eleven batters with no walks in 6.2 innings. Extra kudos for working so deep into the game as all the bullpen members that Maddon actually likes to use pitched the day before. 2. Starlin Castro made an incredible catch to rob Dee Gordon …

Cubs 2, Royals 1 (5/31/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

(Now with correct score!) OSS: The wind was the true winner of this game. Three up: 1. The wind was certainly helping all the pitchers today, but members of the Cubs pen not named Travis Wood came through today. Wood aside, they pitched 5 1/3 innings of shutout ball, allowing just one hit, two walks, and striking out seven. Grimm …

Royals 8, Cubs 3 (5/29/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: The youngsters do their thing to keep the Cubs in the game, but they are sunk by a Cubes outbreak. Three up: 1. All four of the Cubs runs came from their big prospects. Kris Bryant got the scoring started with a double in the third that scored Addison Russell. 2. Jorge Soler hit a booming two run homer in the …

Nats 3, Cubs 0 (5/27/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Scherzer outduels Lester. Three up 1. It was a fantastic pitching matchup today, and both pitchers failed to disappoint. Jon Lester went seven innings, striking out ten Nats. He gave up a solo HR to Bryce Harper, along with an unearned run in the fourth. He was dealing early, but got a little frustrated with the home plate ump’s zone …

Cubs 3, Nats 2 (5/26/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Kris Bryant hit a homer that hasn’t landed yet, and Addison Russell completed the comeback. Three up 1. Kyle Hendricks had another great outing, going seven innings and keeping the Nats hitters off balance all game. It felt like the Cubs turned ten double plays behind him, his sinker was working so well on a day when the wind …

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 …