Pirates 4, Cubs 3 (4/22/15)

In Uncategorized by myles

OSS: Cubs leave everyone on base, fail to bail out pedestrian Hammel. Three Up 1. Bryant doubled and walked, scoring twice. However, he also recorded an out AT CENTERFIELD. I actually kind of thought we’d see him at center at some point in his career (there are a few teams right now that would be trying him at center full-time, …

Seriously, batting around is 9.

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How is this even a thing? The definition of around is “located or situated on every side.” Is it “located or situated on every side, with the first side going again?” This is insanity. Perhaps the plain definition of the word “around” isn’t enough for you. Let’s consider what rounds mean in essentially every other context ever. In fantasy baseball, …

Cubs 9, Pirates 8 (4/21/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs win a wild one with dueling bullpen meltdowns. Three up 1. This Kris Bryant kid could have a future in the big leagues my frent. He scorched a bunch of hits, but the key play of the game could be him going first to third on Castro’s game-tying single. He’s been extremely aggressive on the basepaths but has …

Addison Russell has been called up

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Prepare your body. Again. cubs now calling up addison russell to the majors. http://t.co/HJ0kD3hzIZ — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 21, 2015 It’s possible that the more casual Cubs fan isn’t as excited with a Russell call-up as they were with the Bryant one. Bryant was a Cubs draft pick, taken near the top of the first round. He also figures …

Cubs 5, Pirates 2 (4/20/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Sloppy defense by the Pirates and a little league HR for Kris Bryant Three up 1. Addison Russell has reportedly been called up to the Cubs. 1a. Jake Arrieta recovered from a few hard hit balls in the first to mow down the Pirates for six innings. He finished with seven strikeouts and no walks. 2. Russell ————> Cubs …

Kris Bryant so far

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Well, it’s happened. The biggest prospect the Cubs have had since Mark Prior (or Corey Patterson, if we’re talking positional prospects). Kris Bryant came up to ridiculously awesome fanfare. It didn’t last. After his third consecutive strikeout in his first game, you could already hear some of the Cubs fan yelling “you suck!” No wonder Theo likes to start out …

Padres 5, Cubs 2 (4/19/15)

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OSS: Schlitter and Motte implode, and the Cubs fail to convert on two bases-loaded situations. Three Up 1. Dexter Fowler got things started in this game, singling and scoring in the first. Then, he bunted for a single in the 9th, getting the tying run to the plate. He has been an excellent addition to the team this year. 2. Edwin …

Cubs 7, Padres 6 (4/18/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Bullpen not sharp, but Cubs pull it out in extras against Kimbrel. Three Four up: 1. Kris Bryant waved at two sliders to start the game, then managed to turn the PA into a walk. He reached base five times today, with three walks and two bloopy singles. He #Respected180 by going to second on his first hit of …

Padres 5, Cubs 4 (4/17/15)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Inconsistent umpiring and inability to execute despite it sinks the Cubs. Three up: 1. I take back anything bad I’ve said about Herrera. He was on third base in the third inning and the Padres had a big shift on for Rizzo, leaving him uncovered at 3b. He took some huge leads, which led to Shields threatening to run …