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Series Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angels (91-71) vs Chicago Cubs (103-58)

In Series Previews by berselius11 Comments

The Dodgers squeaked past the Nats, using just about all their pitchers in the process. That’s pretty much been a theme for this team this year, as they used fifteen different starters and set a record for the most pitching changes in a season. Expect a lot of long games, especially if Pedro Baez makes multiple appearances. Corey Seager is …

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Cubs 6, Giants 5 (NLDS Game 4)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius59 Comments

OSS: Javy Baez. Three Seven up: What a game, and a series overall by Javier Baez. Today alone, he made a ludicrous defensive play at second that was overturned on replay, then made a JavyTag to nail the runner one play later. He scored the Cubs second run after hustling out a grounder led to a two-base throwing error. Oh, …

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NLDS Game 4: Cubs @ Giants Game Thread

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Time: 7:30 PM CT TV: FS1 Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (103-58, 2-1) Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, LF Addison Russell, SS Jason Heyward, RF Javier Baez, 2B David Ross, C John Lackey, P Lackey Stats 188.1 IP 8.60 K/9 2.53 BB/9 3.35 ERA 3.81 FIP (88-75, 1-2) Denard Span, CF Brandon Belt, 1B Buster Posey, C Hunter …

Cubs 5, Giants 6 (NLDS Game 3)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius37 Comments

OSS: This one’s probably on Joe. Three or more up: It’s the kind of play that doesn’t show up on WPA, but the most important play of the game was Almora’s sensational catch in the ninth inning, robbing Buster Posey of what would have been a walk-off double with almost any other right fielder out there. As a bonus he …

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NLDS Game 3: Cubs @ Giants Game Thread

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Time: 8:30 PM CT TV: FS1 Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (103-58, 2-0) Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Jorge Soler, LF Ben Zobrist, RF Addison Russell, SS Javier Baez, 2B Miguel Montero, C Jake Arrieta, P Arrieta Stats 197.1 IP 8.67 K/9 3.47 BB/9 3.10 ERA 3.52 FIP (88-75, 0-2) Denard Span, CF Brandon Belt, 1B Buster Posey, C Hunter …

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Cubs 5, Giants 2 (NLDS Game 2)

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OPS: Pitchers who rake. Three up: Cubs pitchers drove in the majority of the Cubs runs today. Hendricks hit a bases-loaded single in the second inning off Jeff Samardzija, who was sloppy all through his short outing. Travis Wood tacked on a solo home run in the fourth inning to give insurance that the Cubs didn’t end up needing, but …

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NLDS Game 2: Giants @ Cubs Game Thread

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Time: 7:00 PM CT TV: MLB Network Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS (88-75, 0-1) Denard Span, CF Brandon Belt, 1B Buster Posey, C Hunter Pence, RF Brandon Crawford, SS Angel Pagan, LF Conor Gillaspie, 3B Joe Panik, 2B Jeff Samardzija, P Samardzija Stats 203.1 IP 7.39 K/9 2.39 BB/9 3.81 ERA 3.85 FIP (103-58, 1-0) Dexter Fowler, CF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, …

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Cubs 1, Giants 0 (NLDS Game 1)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius42 Comments

OSS: The Cubs prevail in a nerve-wracking pitchers duel. Three up: The obvious highlight of the game was the lone run scored in the game, a bomb by Javy Baez that looked like it was ticketed for Waveland but was almost blown back onto the field before hitting the basket. I’d like to say that this was the result of …

San Francisco Giants Offense Preview

In Uncategorized by myles171 Comments

  In what was arguably the greatest pitching duel of the past decade, the Giants (led by ubermensch Madison Bumgarner) downed the Mets 3-0 on a Conor Gillaspie HR (as we all saw coming). As a result, the Giants will take their Heart of Gold improbability drive to the 2016 World Series World Tour to Chicago. Who the hell are …