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Nationals 4, Cubs 1

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

OSS: Max Scherzer tries to strike everybody out. Three up: Addison Russell tied this game at 1 despite Max Scherzer's outstanding start. It was easily the Cubs top WPA play of the game and the second best on the day. It was a great at-bat for Russell against Scherzer before he hit the home run to break up the perfect game, …

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Cubs @ Nationals Game Thread

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 6:05 PM CT TV: CSN, ESPN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Dexter Fowler, CF Jason Heyward, RF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Chris Coghlan, LF Miguel Montero, C Addison Russell, SS Kyle Hendricks, P Ben Revere, CF Jayson Werth, LF Bryce Harper, RF Daniel Murphy, 2B Ryan Zimmerman, 1B Wilson Ramos, C Anthony Rendon, 3B Danny Espinosa, SS …

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Cubs 13, Braves 2

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

OSS: Jon Lester was too dominating and the Cubs singled the Braves to death.  Three up: Jon Lester threw 7 dominating innings in this win. He allowed 5 hits, walked nobody and struckout 7. Lester has allowed 1 run or less in 9 of his 13 starts this year. In another, he allowed 2, but one of the runs was …

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The Cubs historic start part 2

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball by dmick89

A month ago I looked at the Cubs historic start to the 2016 season by using Baseball Prospectus's 3rd order winning percentage.The Cubs didn't have any comparables at the time and today I set out to find the top team in 3rd order winning percentage each season going back 50 years. I looked for the top team as of games …

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Cubs Minor League Recap

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Memphis Redbirds 5 @ Iowa Cubs 6 Willson Contreras was not in the lineup after injuring his foot, but it does not sound serious. He's expected back in the lineup soon and was said to be day to day. Even with his absence and Albert Almora's promotion to MLB, the Iowa Cubs still won. They're now 29-27.  Arismendy Alcantar was 1-3 …

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

In Game Threads by dmick89

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 Minor League Recap (6.4.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 7, Oklahoma City Dodgers 5 The rainout on Wednesday didn't slow Willson Contreras down. He went 1-4 with a walk and hit his 9th home run of the season. He drove in 3 runs and scored 2. Dan Vogelbach and Albert Almora didn't miss a beat either. Vogelbach was 2-4 with a double and Almora was 2-3 with a …

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Dodgers @ Cubs Game Thread (6.2.16)

In Game Threads by dmick89

Time: 1:20 PM CT TV: CSN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Dodgers Chase Utley, 2B Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B Adrian Gonzalez, 1B Joc Pederson, CF Trayce Thompson, RF Carl Crawford, LF A.J. Ellis, C Julio Urias, P Cubs Dexter Fowler, CF Jason Heyward, RF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Jorge Soler, LF Addison Russell, SS Javier Baez, 2B Miguel Montero, …