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Is it time to shake up the infield?

In Better Know a Cub by myles7 Comments

The Cubs' offense has been incredible this year. Among starters, the OPS+ for each starter, in descending order: 193 181 173 128 117 115 (Jason Heyward!) 67 44 The astute reader will note that there are two less-than-average bats in that lineup. The first is Anthony Rizzo, who has dealt with back issues this year and is, well, Anthony Rizzo. …

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Cubs 8, Phillies 1

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick8919 Comments

OSS: Javier Baez goes 4-4 and John Lackey continues to dominate.  Three up: Javier Baez was 4-4 today with a double and the game-winning RBI in the 5th. He was worth just over a quarter of a win in WPA today (0.27). Myself and another commenter were complaining about Baez's approach early in this one. He could still clean the …

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Cubs beat Phillies 6-4, but could lose Jorge Soler

In Game Threads by dmick893 Comments

Soler Injury: Jorge Soler singled to the left field wall in his 2nd at-bat and as he was getting ready to round 1st base, he began limping and returned the bag. He grabbed his left hamstring and left immediately when Joe and the trainer came out to see him. Soler has had hamstring issues so they weren't going to take any …

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Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 0 (6.3.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick8923 Comments

OSS: John Lackey was quite good and it seemed like everyone in the lineup had a double. Three up: John Lackey is efficient with his pitches. He struggled in the 2nd and threw 26 pitches, but other than that and a small jam in the 7th that Warren bailed him out of, he was outstanding. He struckout 9 and walked 2 …

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Cubs 6, Phillies 2 (5.27.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius77 Comments

OSS: David Ross picks up his 100th HR and the Cubs roll the Phillies on a stormy day. Three up David Ross hitting his 100th homer was the big story of the day. I was at lunch and missed it but you'd have to think that Pat Hughes called it a Turning Point. A lot of us here didn't want …

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Cubs 2, Brewers 1 (5/18/16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius37 Comments

OSS: Against all odds, Travis Wood saves the day. Three up: Travis Wood Houdini-ed himself out of an impossible jam in the twelfth inning. He inherited two runners from Rondon, who was working in his second inning, then walked Santana to load the bases with nobody out. The Cubs brought an outfielder for the extra shot at the force at home but …

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What has gone wrong?

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89Leave a Comment

We all knew the Cubs had a very good team when the season started. We can never be sure exactly how that will play out, but over the first 26 games, it’s played out about as well as any Cubs fan could have hoped for. As Cubs fans, we’re often left wondering “what has gone right?” This year, I find …

Where We Stand Now (4-18-16)

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball by dmick8919 Comments

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 …