Cubs 6, Phillies 4 (6/6/2016)

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OSS: Cubs absolutely dominate the game for 8 innings, and then clench their collective butts for a 9th inning scare.

Quirky Stat: No walks in this game.

Three Up

1. Jon Lester has now been incredible for 2 consecutive games. He was very close to a Maddux and settled for 8 scoreless, with 4 hits, no walks, and 9 strikeouts.

2. Kris Bryant was pretty close to 2 dingers, but settled for 3-5, 2 doubles. He's a down-ballot MVP candidate, same as last year.

3. Nice to see Rizzo come around again. He went 3-5 with 2 RBI.

Three Down

1. Justin Grimm only recorded non-outs in his 3 BF performance, the last of which being a home run.

2. I'm getting very worried about how bad Addison Russell has looked lately. Against lefties, Russell hits about as well as I do. 

3. Jorge Soler broke again. He's getting an MRI on his hamstring, and it sounds like Albert Almora may take his place on the roster. 

Next Game

Tonight, 6:05 PM CT 
Professor Changeup vs Jared Eickhoff

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  1. Rizzo the Rat

    Except for the part about the left fielders being almost as unfortunate as Spinal Tap drummers. That part sucks.

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  2. dmick89

    If anyone here experiences that logout problem that we’ve had since transferring to the new host, could you please let me know? It’s possible they got that fixed. At the very least I know they’ve fixed the way in which I could force it to happen every time. Anyway, please let me know. You can post a comment or email me at dmick89 (at)

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  3. dmick89

    Kris Bryant has been worth 2.2 bWAR and 2.8 fWAR so far. We are right at about a third through the season. Dexter Fowler is already worth more than all of 2015.

    Lester has to be getting close to his rWAR for last year. His run prevention has been great this year.

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  4. cerulean

    recorded non-outs in his 3 BF performance, the last of which being a home run.

    At least he had the decency to clean up after himself.

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