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Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 3

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89

OSS: Jason Hammel dominates on the mound and has the biggest hit of the game. The Cubs improve to 8-1 on this 10-game homestand and they have Jake Arrieta going tomorrow.  Three up: Jason Hammel returned from his abbreviated start last time with 7 excellent innings. He only allowed 1 hit, though that hit was a 1st inning home run to …

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

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

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 …

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 …

Joe Maddon OK with bullpen game in the postseason

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

Yesterday Joe Maddon talked a bit about what the Cubs might do if they beat the Pirates on October 7th. Jon Lester would start Game 1 against the Cardinals and then what? Jason Hammel and Kyle Hendricks haven't exactly pitched great down the stretch. The Cubs have had a couple bullpen games recently due to double-headers that have turned out …

Series Preview: Worst Record vs Third-Worst Record

In Series Previews by berselius

As you might have heard, it’s the 100th anniversary of the opening of Wrigley Field this week. Seeing how the two teams that are playing are in the bottom five of the standings right now, it’s no wonder that the Cubs have been using “Party of the Century” as their main marketing gimmick this season. On Wednesday the teams will …

Doubleheader Preview: Chicago Cubs (4-8) at New York Yankees (7-6)

In Series Previews by berselius

Rain turned this short series into a day-night doubleheader. The two teams will meet again in mid-May, and hopefully we won’t have to get bummed out yet again by seeing Tanaka on the mound in a Yankees jersey. Aside from Tanaka, the Yankees also picked up Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, Kelly Johnson, Brian Roberts, and Jacoby Ellsbury this offseason. I guess …

Cubs 4, Pirates 5 (4/11/14)

In Game Threads by myles

Did the Cubs Win? OSS: James Russell marches onwards towards his ignominious release. Three Up 1. Starlin Castro continues his hot start to the season with a 3 single day. He scored a run and hand an RBI. 2. Travis Wood deserved the win here, but we’ll get to that later. He allowed 1 run (that Schlitter inherited), walked 3, …

Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates (4-2) at Chicago Cubs (2-4)

In Series Previews by berselius

These guys again? After taking the opening series from the Cubs, the Pirates went on to take two of three from the Cardinals. They beat up on Cards starter Shelby Miller in the first game, and the Cardinals returned the favor against Liriano in the second. They won a close game on getaway day with Edinson Volquez somehow outpitching Adam …

Series Preview: Philadelphia Phillies (1-2) at Chicago Cubs (1-2)

In Series Previews by berselius

Cubs HOF Ryne Sandberg returns to Wrigley for the Cubs home opener. The Phillies opened the season with a 14-10 win against the Rangers in which included a Jimmy Rollins grand slam and Cliff Lee picking up a win for giving up eight runs in five innings. Team Overviews These are 2013 numbers, NL rank is in parens Cubs wRC+: …