Where We Stand Now (4-18-16)

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball by dmick89

Week 2 (April 11 – April 16) Monday, April 11 vs Reds: W 5-3 (Box, OV Recap) Wednesday, April 13 vs Reds: W 9-2 (Box, OV Recap) Thursday, April 14 vs Reds: W 8-1 (Box, OV Recap) Friday, April 15 vs Rockies: L 1-6 (Box, OV Recap) Saturday, April 16 vs Rockies: W 6-2 (Box, OV Recap) Sunday, April 17 vs …

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (9-3) at St. Louis Cardinals (7-5)

In Series Previews by berselius

This should be the first of many fun matchups all season. The Cardinals are doing Cardinals things again – their position player WAR leaders on the season are OF Jeremy Hazelbaker, the 500th anonymous outfielder to get called up and produce solid numbers, and Aledmys Diaz, who was their third choice to play shortstop. And just yesterday, their backup catcher …

Cubs 6, Rockies 2

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Jake Arrieta is good at baseball Three up Arrieta made it look easy today, striking out eight over eight innings. He allowed five hits and walked one with no real jams to work out of all game. He now has a season ERA of 1.23, so I guess he can improve on last year after all (dying laughing). The Cubs …

Rockies 6, Cubs 1 (4/15/16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: Cubs defense gives us a flashback or three Three up: Not much to pick for the Cubs today, in an all-around listless day game after a night game performance. The only Cubs position players with a positive WPA were Russell and Soler. Russell had the biggest WPA play of the day when he reached on a pitching error in the …

4/15/16 Rockies @ Cubs

In Uncategorized by myles

How to Watch 1:20 PM CT TV: CSN, MLBN if out of market Radio: 670 the Score Rockies Lineup LeMahieu 2B Hornsby SS Gonzalez RF Arenado 3B Parra CF Raburn LF Paulsen 1B Wolters C Bettis RHP Cubs Lineup Fowler CF Heyward RF Zobrist 2B Rizzo 1B Bryant 3B Soler LF Montero C Hustle SS Hendricks P What to Watch …

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Series Preview: Colorado Rockies (5-4) vs Chicago Cubs (8-1)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Cubs mowed down one team that's effectively punting 2016, just in time for another such team to head to Wrigley. The Rockies got off to a decent start, taking two of three from both Arizona and the Giants, and losing two of three while giving up 32 runs in three games to a team that began its season with an …

Cubs: 8, Reds: Dumpster Fire (4/14/16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: The Cubs sweep the Reds out of Wrigley in their first home series of the season. Three up: Jason Hammel was the Cubs WPA leader on both sides of the ball today, posting a .136 WPA with the bat due to awful Reds defense and .326 WPA due to awful/unlucky Reds offense. The normally surehanded Brandon Phillips bricked a Hammel …

Cubs 9, Reds 2 (4/14/2016)

In Uncategorized by myles

OSS: My original title was "Cubs a fuckload, Reds not nearly as many," but I want to trick people into still coming to this website. Three Up 1. Kris Bryant absolutely crushed one down the left field line for a HR. He also had 2 walks. He might be heating up. 2. Miguel Montero is good. He had 3 runs …

4/13/16: Reds @ Cubs

In Uncategorized by myles

How to Watch 7:05 PM CT TV: CSN+ Radio: 670 the Score Reds Lineup Hamilton CF Suarez 3B Votto 1B Phillips 2B Bruce RF Schebler (who?) LF DeJesus SS Barnhart C Simon P Cubs Lineup Fowler CF Heyward RF Zobrist 2B Rizzo 1B Bryant 3B Montero C Soler LF Russell SS Lackey P Will the Cubs Win? No (44) Randy's Record: …

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OV Podcast 14

In Podcasts by berselius

In this episode, David, Jeff, and Myles discuss: The impact of the Kyle Schwarber injury Whether David Ross has any bodies in his garage Players who surprised us this week, one way or another General grumbling about Zobrist and praise for Starlin Castro Impressions of Chase Field Comparisons with 2008 Listen and enjoy. Or don't. I can't tell you what …