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Cubs 4, Pirates 0 (4/27/15)

OSS: Jason Hammel had good stuff and the Cubs cruised to an easy 4-0 victory Three up: 1. Once the Cubs took the lead it felt like this game was in hand, as the Pirates had no answer for Jason Hammel. He finished with a line of 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, […]

Obstructed View Podcast 6

In this episode: Sitrick rants about Kris Bryant hype We discuss the Addison Russell callup Welington Castillo and the bullpen This team is so much fun Al Yellon and Paul Blart Is a chili dog a soup sandwich? Skyline Chili jokes All three of us mangling the pronunciation of some word Awkward edits due to […]

Cubs 5, Reds 2 (4/26/15)

OSS: Russell gets his first big hit, and the Cubs “sweep” the series. Three up 1. Addison Russell just missed a grand slam in the fourth inning, clearing the bases with a double to right center. That should keep the demotion grumbles quiet for a while. 2. Miguel Montero had the other Cubs RBI on […]

Cubs 7, Reds 3 – 11 innings (4/24/15)

OSS: Bullpen bends but doesn’t break, bats wake up in the 11th Three Up 1. Mike Leake had the Cubs number for all seven innings he was in the game, save for two pitches that Anthony Rizzo and Chris Coghlan deposited in the seats. Batter-vs-pitcher matchup stats are dumb as predictive stats, but can be […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (8-7) at Cincinnati Reds (8-8)

It’s been an eventful week in Cincinnati, which nearly reached Peak Reds before being eclipsed by whatever shit the Royals have been doing. Reds manager Bryan Price dropped a 77 f-bomb tirade at one of the Reds beat writers for actually reporting on the team instead of shilling/spreading false information for the team. I only […]

Pirates 5, Cubs 4 (4/23/15)

OSS: Get well soon, Grimm and Ramirez Three up: Tough to find much that particularly stands out. 1. Kris Bryant had a perfect day in CF, going 0-0 on fly balls hit to him. He also drew a bases loaded walk in the fifth, in an inning where it felt like the Cubs should have […]

Cubs 9, Pirates 8 (4/21/15)

OSS: Cubs win a wild one with dueling bullpen meltdowns. Three up 1. This Kris Bryant kid could have a future in the big leagues my frent. He scorched a bunch of hits, but the key play of the game could be him going first to third on Castro’s game-tying single. He’s been extremely aggressive […]

Cubs 5, Pirates 2 (4/20/15)

OSS: Sloppy defense by the Pirates and a little league HR for Kris Bryant Three up 1. Addison Russell has reportedly been called up to the Cubs. 1a. Jake Arrieta recovered from a few hard hit balls in the first to mow down the Pirates for six innings. He finished with seven strikeouts and no […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (6-5) at Pittsburgh Pirates (6-6)

Tough series loss to the Padres last weekend, but at least the Cubs get to move from a construction site to one of the most scenic parks in baseball. The Pirates are coming off a sweep of the Brewers where they outscored them 17-7 over the three games. Slammed at work this week, so don’t […]

Cubs 7, Padres 6 (4/18/15)

OSS: Bullpen not sharp, but Cubs pull it out in extras against Kimbrel. Three Four up: 1. Kris Bryant waved at two sliders to start the game, then managed to turn the PA into a walk. He reached base five times today, with three walks and two bloopy singles. He #Respected180 by going to second […]

Padres 5, Cubs 4 (4/17/15)

OSS: Inconsistent umpiring and inability to execute despite it sinks the Cubs. Three up: 1. I take back anything bad I’ve said about Herrera. He was on third base in the third inning and the Padres had a big shift on for Rizzo, leaving him uncovered at 3b. He took some huge leads, which led […]

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Series Preview: San Diego Padres (6-4) vs Kris Bryant (5-3)

Happy Kris Bryant day, everyone! Team Leaders Numbers taken from the depth charts/projections from fangraphs Padres: WAR: Shields (3.9), J. Upton (2.8), Tyson Ross (2.7) OBP: J. Upton (.339), Kemp (.335), Norris (.328) SLG: Kemp (.444), J. Upton (.442), Myers (.422) Defense: Alonso (3.1) SP K/9: Ross (9.0) SP BB/9: Shields (2.1) RP K/9: Kimbrel […]

OV Podcast Epsiode 5 – In which the Kris Bryant callup happens live

Due to scheduling conflicts, we recorded this episode earlier than usual, and due to more last minute scheduling conflicts, it’s just Berselius and Myles. In this episode we discuss This week’s Cubs games, and how we actually have hope for comebacks happening The parade of past their prime former Cubs pitchers from this week Colorado […]

Cubs 5, Reds 0 (4/15/15)

OSS: Jason Marquis did Jason Marquis things, Travis Wood looked like 2013 Travis Wood, and the Cubs are back in first place. Three up: 1. Anthony Rizzo hit his first homer of the year, an absolute bomb to right center into the teeth of the wind. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead and […]

Reds 3, Cubs 2 (4/14/15)

OSS: Death by a thousand singles (well, five) sinks the Cubs. Three up 1. Jake Arrieta’s stuff looked great tonight, but the Reds got five singles in the fourth inning and that’s all they ended up needing. 2. Beef Castle had a pinch hit homer off of former Cubs closer Kevin Gregg in the eighth […]

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