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Phillies @ Cubs Game Thread (5.29.16)

In Game Threads by dmick8966 Comments

Time: 1:20 PM CT TV: CSN Series Preview Gameday LINEUPS Phillies Odubel Herrera, CF Freddy Galvis, SS Andres Blanco, 2B Maikel Franco, 3B Tommy Joseph, 1B Cameron Rupp, C Tyler Goeddel, LF Vincent Velasquez, P Peter Bourjos, RF Cubs Dexter Fowler, CF Jason Heyward, RF Kris Bryant, 3B Anthony Rizzo, 1B Ben Zobrist, 2B Miguel Montero, C Addison Russell, SS Matt Szczur, …

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Cubs 4, Phillies 1 (5.28.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius39 Comments

OSS: Kyle Hendricks threw a Maddux in my heart Three up Kyle Hendricks had his best start of the season, going the distance with seven strikeouts, no walks and six baserunners. He probably should have got the Maddux, but some miscommunication between Heyward and Zobrist in the ninth turned a lazy pop fly into a leadoff double for the Phils. …

Q & A With Phillies Blog "That Ball's Outta Here"

In Major League Baseball by berselius11 Comments

We were contacted by Phillies blog "That Ball's Outta Here" to do a Q&A, and you can read our answers to the Cubs questions over at their site. Ethan was kind enough to answer a few questions of our own about the Phillies 1. What can the Phillies do to improve their offense? Watching a few Tom Emansky hitting videos …

Brett Jackson and strikeouts

In News And Rumors by dmick89Leave a Comment

I had planned to put something more thorough together for today, but was too lazy to do so. Instead, I’m just going to list the guys who the highest strikeout percentage since 2006 (minimum 1000 PA) followed by their minor league strikeout rate. Sometime when I’m not lazy, I’ll add to it. For MLB numbers, I’m using Fangraphs. For MiLB …

Series Preview: Iowa Cubs (24-36) at Philadelphia Phillies (37-25)

In Series Previews by berselius34 Comments

It’s too bad the Cubs didn’t lose last night, because this series could have easily pushed the losing streak to thirteen. Of course, despite that we’ll probably see the Cubs win the series by beating both Halladay and Lee and suddenly think they’re contenders, trading Brett Jackson and Trey Mcnutt in a three-team deal to acquire Veterans Who Know How …

NL Central Questions & Answers: Milwaukee Brewers

In Major League Baseball by dmick8962 Comments

Throughout the week we’re going to be posting some Q&A’s with other NL Central bloggers about the upcoming season.  Berselius has written some nice previews for each team so we’re going to try and post those fairly close to one another.  These are some very good blogs and I encourage all of you to check them out.  Up first is …