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Cubs 1, Pirates 0 (4.25.17)

In Postgame by berselius57 Comments

OSS: Just what one would expect after seventeen runs were scored on Monday. Three up: Kyle Hendricks looked rocky/bad early, adding fuel to the fire of speculation about his velocity and hard hit rate. But then he settled down over the last few innings and showed flashes of the Cyle we remember from last season. His final line was 6 …

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Cubs 14, Pirates 3 (4.24.17)

In Postgame by berselius78 Comments

OSS: Cubs bats wake up in a rout. Three up: Jason Heyward was the WPA winner of the day, getting the vaunted game winning RBI with his three run homer in the first. It was his third of the season, and his slash line now reads .294/.342/.456. The other WPA winner on the day was Addison Russell, who drove in …

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Cubs 6, Reds 5 (4.21.17)

In Postgame by berselius104 Comments

OSS: Comeback Cubs blast their way to another late win. Three up: It was Anthony Rizzo's turn for thrilling heroics today. After going 0-4 with a strikeout and a walk on the day, Rizzo deposited a Jared Michael Lorenzen pitch in the right field seats to tie up the game. Maybe the World Series hangover is that the Cubs got …

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Cubs 7, Brewers 4 (4.19.17)

In Postgame by berselius21 Comments

OSS: Addison Muscle walks it off. Three up: Addison Russell capped off the Cubs comeback with a three run bomb to end the game in the bottom of the ninth. It's certainly the best kind of rally killer. Not surprisingly he was the Cubs WPA leader on the day. He also knocked in the Cubs third run in the eighth …

Pirates 4, Cubs 2 (4.14.17)

In Postgame by berselius75 Comments

OSS: Cubs leave em loaded multiple times. Three up: Bryant and Rizzo had solid days at the plate, and it's not their fault that the guys behind them didn't knock them in. Rizzo did it the hard way, as he was hit twice as part of both bases loaded rallies. It was great to see Hector Rondon back after his …

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Cubs 4, Dodgers 0 (4.13.17)

In Postgame by berselius8 Comments

OSS: Cubs cruise to an easy series win against the other best team in the NL. Three up: Rizzo's bat showed a few more signs of life, hitting a solo shot in the first and chasing Ryu with an RBI single in the fifth. Oddly enough it's the first home run for either him or Bryant so far.  Addison Muscle …

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Cubs 3, Dodgers 2 (4.101.7)

In Postgame by berselius164 Comments

OSS: Cubs raise the banners and pull out a late win. Three up: The Cubs are World Series champions, in case you didn't know. I love the designs on the new banners. Anthony Rizzo's first RBI of the year was a walk-off against a guy who was one of the top five relievers in baseball last year. He also led …

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Cubs 7, Brewers 4 (4.9.17)

In Postgame by berselius18 Comments

OSS: The bats are waking up. Three up The box score had Heyward at 2-5 on the day, but it could just easily have been 5-5. He was hitting the cover off the ball today, which is certianly a great sign for a guy who struggled so much last season. He knocked in three of the Cubs runs. Kris Bryant …

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Cubs 2, Cardinals 1 (4.4.17)

In Postgame by berselius15 Comments

OSS: Good Jake is Good. Three up: Jake Arrieta looked like his old self for the first four innings of the game, with insane movement on his pitches that had the hitters guessing and great pitch efficiency. His control tailed off as the game went on, throwing a few wild pitches and seeing his pitch count rise due to needing …

Cubs 3, Cardinals 4 (4.2.17)

In Postgame by berselius19 Comments

OSS: Carlos Martinez is good at sports. Three up Willson Contreras hit a game-tying three run homer in the ninth inning, a bomb to left that I am surprised not to see in the upper deck. I thought he also looked pretty good backstopping Lester and keeping runners on their toes, at least in the part I watched on tv. …