Cubs 3, Padres 0 (5/21/15)

OSS: A 25-year old starter shut the Padres out, and a 23-year old and a 21-year old provided the power. Three Up 1. Kyle Hendricks had a game score of 84. That’s tied for 9th-best this year, and it was doozy. He was 9 pitches away from a Maddux, and struck out 7. Really impressive game, and […]

Paul & Deadspin, the Cubs Threw Out Your Crap Narrative

We all know the Cubs don’t have the most sparkling reputation. I’ve spent the better part of my internet life mocking the Cubs for both epic failures on the field and hilarious escapades off the field. I won’t even bother listing all the ways the Cubs have provided entertainment of an embarrassing nature and just […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (21-16) at San Diego Padres (19-20)

The Cubs face the Padres for the second (and presumably final) time this year. It’s a west coast roadtrip, one of the few times I’m glad that I don’t live in the greatest time zone. I should be able to catch all of these games, or at least fall asleep on the couch around the […]

Cubs 4, Pirates 1 (5/16/15)

OSS I picked the right week to be on powerful pain medication. Three up 1. Jon Lester was terrific today, striking out seven and allowing ten baserunners in seven innings, giving up only one run. What happened after that was pretty crazy, but we’ll get to that later. His past several starts have evened out […]

Cubs 11, Pirates 10: 12 innings (5/15/15)

OSS: Cubs win a bizarre marathon of a game on a stumble by Gregory Polanco. Three up: 1. Kris Bryant got the scoring started for the day with a three run blast in the third inning. I think Pirates starter Jeff Locke was already up to 80 or so pitches by then. Pretty baffling that […]

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Series Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates (17-18) vs Chicago Cubs (19-15)

The Pirates are coming off a split with their cross-state ‘rivals’, and if you had asked me four days ago which of these NL Central-NL East four game sets was going to be a sweep, I would have bet heavily on the Pirates. But that’s baseball. A lot of their position players have been underperforming […]

Lester’s Start Most Expensive Cubs Game This Weekend

The Chicago Cubs take their league-best four-game winning streak into the weekend after sweeping a four-game set against the New York Mets. All the more impressive, the Cubs victories came against Jacob deGrom, Mets super-prospect Noah Syndergaard, Jon Niese and Matt Harvey. The Cubs are in second place in the National League central division behind […]

Cubs 6, Mets 5 (5/14/15)

OSS: Cubs come from behind to put a smile on Ron Santo’s face. Three up 1. Dexter Fowler got the scoring started with a home run in the fourth inning, with the Cubs down 4-0, and came around to score the go ahead run in the eighth on a passed ball by Mets catcher Anthony […]

Cubs 2, Mets 1 (5/13/2015)

OSS: Hammel matches Harvey, and Coghlan walks it off, literally. Three Up 1. Jason Hammel, ladies and gentlemen!!! He matched Harvey pretty much pitch-for-pitch, allowing 8 baserunners over 8 innings. He left with a 1-0 deficit and so would have earned the loss. What a shitty stat. The Cubs made up the run in the 8th […]

Cubs 6, Mets 1

OSS: Cubs wear down Syndergaard for the victory Three up 1. Jake Arrieta had a fantastic day on the mound, going eight innings and giving the pen the rest it badly needed. He struck out ten and allowed only two walks, and if he had gotten a handle on the crazy movement on his pitches […]

Cubs 4, Mets 3 (5/11/15)

OSS: Some big home runs, and big hold by the bullpen Three up 1. Kris Bryant had the biggest day at the plate, hitting a two-run homer and adding two walks on the day. The Cubs in general were remarkably patient against deGrom, who appeared to have a tougher time dealing with today’s tight strike […]

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Series Preview: New York Mets (20-11) at Chicago Cubs (15-15)

After a long slog of a road trip at least the Cubs will have time to take a breather and…oh wait, another 4 day series. The Cubs have had only two scheduled off days so far, aside from the first week (which doesn’t really count). The Cardinals will be sipping bud light garbage water a […]

Brewers 12, Cubs 4 (5/9/15)

OSS: Kris Bryant hit his first home run. Let’s forget about the rest of this. Three up 1. Bryant’s first homer is probably still being tracked by NORAD. It was a bomb to left center that landed in the bullpen. Now that the monkey’s off his back we should see conservatively 20 or so more […]

Cubs 7, Brewers 6 (5/8/15)

OSS: Pile of home runs just barely shores up a shaky bullpen Three up 1. The aforementioned HR, by Fowler, Rizzo, Soler, and Castro. IIRC all of them that had an upper deck in their way landed there. 2. Jason Hammel was solid going seven innings and striking out eight, allowing two runs. He probably […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (14-13) at Milwaukee Brewers (9-20)

I guess the good news is that despite the Cubs week, they’re still in second place in the division, so they’ve got that going for them. The Brewers only wish they were so lucky, going 5-5 in their past 10 games has to feel like a huge success. They took a series from the Cubs […]

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