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Fire (sale) season

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius68 Comments

I almost wanted to leave that Padres recap up as a reminder that we ever thought this Cubs team might be good (dying laughing). With Anthony Rizzo being the first of the big ticket guys to be traded, I guess we should put up a new post. The worst part of the Cubs window finally slamming shut is that I’m …

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Cubs 3, Padres 1

In Postgame by berselius210 Comments

OSS: 5-1 against the Padres ain’t too shabby…I guess the Cubs are good again. Three up: With several regulars out for scheduled days off or fighting nagging injuries, the backups had yet another big day. Sergio Alcantara hit his first Cubs homer, and Patrick Wisdom had the Cubs highest WPA play of the day when he singled off Darvish in …

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Cubs 7, Padres 2

In Postgame by berselius68 Comments

OSS: Cook County General Hospital Squad bombs their way past the team with the best record in baseball. Three up: Javy hit two home runs, including a Sosa-esque bomb that hit the CF camera shack above the batters eye. Javy’s line now sits at .260/.295/.514, good for a .343 wOBA, and he’s on pace for another unique 4-5 WAR season. …

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Cubs 2, Cardinals 1

In Postgame by berselius74 Comments

OSS: Javy finally puts the Cubs on the board in extras. Three up: Javy Baez had the big hit of the game, a bomb to dead center in extra innings against Cardinals closer Alex Reyes. The Cubs had no answers for the shambling remains of Adam Wainwright, but it was nice to see that they could still break through against …

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Cubs 5, Tigers 1

In Postgame by berselius65 Comments

OSS: It’s just the Tigers, but still great to see Cyle looking like Cyle Three up: Kyle Hendricks put up a vintage Cyle performance, striking out eight batters with no walks and no runs through eight innings. He had a shot for a complete game, but was pulled after a few ground balls found holes in the ninth, and was …

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Cubs 7, Dodgers 1; Cubs 4, Dodgers 3

In Postgame by berselius93 Comments

OSS: Cubs sweep both ends of a doubleheader against the best team in baseball, because baseball. Three+ up: As much as we complain about the team’s offensive struggles this year, it’s the pitching that’s really holding this team back. That was not the case today, as Cyle pitched a ‘complete’ game in the opener, and rookie callup Keegan Thompson had …

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Cubs 15, Beers 2

In Postgame by berselius164 Comments

OSS: Jake Marisnick leads the offense in a blowout Three up: The whole offense was straight fire today, but Jake Marisnick was the big standout with a 5 RBI day. He got things going with a bases-clearing double in the first, knocked in the elusive runner on third in the second inning, and added a solo shot for good measure …

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Cubs 4, Mets 3

In Postgame by berselius31 Comments

OSS: Ron Santo (mostly) approves. Three up: The Cubs completed their sweep of the Mets, and are no longer in the red wins-wise. Jason Heyward capped the sweep with a bases loaded walk-off single in the 10th. I was sure going into the PA that with Javy on third base, the Cubs would squeeze to win. I guess I have …

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Cubs 3, Mets 1

In Postgame by berselius57 Comments

OSS: Cubs grind out a win on the frozen tundra. Three up: There wasn’t a ton of hard contact today due to the cold weather, but the Cubs managed to make the most of it, working six walks and a ROE off Mets starter Taijuan Walker, including a BBRBI by Contreras and some hustle by Eric Sogard on a throwing …

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Cubs 13, Braves 4

In Postgame by berselius32 Comments

OSS: The sleepers have awakened Three up: The Cubs offense finally burst out of its shell today, and it was Willson Contreras who set the tone. He started the scoring with a solo shot in the first inning, and hit another shot in his next plate appearance. Kris Bryant also had a multi-homer day, and now has more home runs …