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Series Preview: Rockies (43-61) at Cubs (42-61)

With a 42-61 record, the Cubs are now in last place in the National league, a half game back from their opponent this series. The Rockies actually started off the season fairly well, thanks to an All-World performance by marketing departmental bane Troy Tulowitzki, and were tied with the Giants for first place in the […]

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Series Preview: Cardinals (54-47) at Cubs (41-59)

The Cubs worked on racing to the top in their last series, winning one of three against the Padres with a combined score of 12-21. Giving up an average of seven runs a game to this year’s historically bad Padres offense is pretty impressive. Though to be fair in the last game, 

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Series Preview: Padres (43-55) at Cubs (40-57)

Since leaving for my summer travels*, the Cubs have gone 2-10, pushing their run differential from around even to today’s -38. Oh well, at least the Cubs minor league bats have been hitting. I chatted with a Padres fan at a SFO bar who was glum about his team and seemed to think the Cubs […]

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Series Preview: Nationals (41-36) at Cubs (32-44)

The Cubs close out this homestand with a four game set against the Nationals, including a scheduled doubleheader on Saturday and a day off on Sunday. The off-day is to accommodate the city’s Pride Parade, which brings a ton of people into the greater Lakeview area. No word on whether Wrigleyville residents are shocked to […]

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Series Preview: Reds (37-37) at Cubs (31-42)

They’re still playing baseball? I’m still coming down from last night’s World Cup game. How did the end of the game play out? h/t to GBTS, who I blatantly stole this from. The Cubs have shown signs of life since I last checked in, somehow pulling off a .500 road trip, going 10-4 against not-the-Pirates, […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (25-35) at Pittsburgh Pirates (29-33)

The Cubs just finished a 5-1 homestand, which was nice to see and had people half-ironically pointing out that the team was only 5 or 6 games out in the Wild Card. But we all know what this version of the team is. I felt a lot better though upon seeing several members of the […]

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Series Preview – Marlins (32-28) at Cubs (23-34)

Here’s our active draft thread. Color me less than whelmed with the Cubs strategy so far. With their sweep of the Mets and the Rays ten game losing streak, the Cubs have lost their position at the top of the reverse standings. The Marlins meanwhile have been one of, if not *the* biggest surprises of […]

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Series Preview: Mets (28-29) at Cubs (20-34)

I hadn’t taken a look at the Mets record this year, and am surprised to see that they’re pretty close to .500. It’s especially surprising considering how strong their division-mates are/have been this year (Phillies excepted). They’re coming off a 3-1 series win against the Phillies in which there were three extra inning games in […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (19-32) at Milwaukee Brewers (32-22)

Thanks to Houston’s six-game winning streak, the Cubs have a firm grip on first place of the reverse standings. How about that George Springer guy? I was kind of confused why everyone seemed to be following his service time shenanigans so closely, but I guess I can see why now. The Brewers have not surprisingly […]

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Series Preview: Cubs (18-30) at Giants (32-18)

Given how it seems the Cubs usually do on their west coast road trips, a split with the Padres feels like a sweep. As the next series is against the team with the best record in baseball, they’ve got their work cut out for them if they want to continue to buck the trend. Team […]

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Series Preview: New York Yankees (23-20) at Chicago Cubs (15-27)

The Yankees head to town this week, fittingly the week after the Cubs did their Babe Ruth called shot giveaway. Nice work on that one, Cubs marketing department. The Yankees are missing a lot of key players to injury, not surprising given the age of the team. Carlos Beltran went down last week with a […]

Brewers 0 – 3 Cubs

Stealing a post from Myles… Three up: 1. Edwin Jackson: 7 IP, 1 BB, 11 K, 0 R. He’s even brought his ERA below 4 seemingly for the first time since the Cubs signed him. He threw a lot more sinkers than usual in this start, and was hitting 96 with both of his fastballs. […]

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (26-15) at Chicago Cubs (13-26)

The Brewers have cooled off a bit relative to their hot start to the season, ‘merely’ going .500 over their last 10 games. They’re down a few offensive weapons, with Aramis Rodrigo on the DL due to a hamstring injury and Carlos Gomez serving his suspension from last month’s brawl to take a few days […]

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Series Preview: Cubes (12-21) at Barves (18-15)

Atlanta has been having trouble scoring runs this year, and is currently on a 2-8 skid that included sweeps by the Marlins and Giants. To get an idea of how awful the Braves offense has been, they have score 24 runs fewer than the mighty Cubs offense. Ouch. We could see less than 15 total runs scored […]

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Series Preview: Chicago White Sox (15-17) vs Chicago Cubs (11-18)

As far as I can tell, the Crosstown Cup no longer has BP as a sponsor. Fear not, I’m sure we’ll find out tonight that the Cubs sold the naming rights to Donald Sterling two weeks ago. As awful as the Cubs have been this year, they only have a -6 run differential. The Phillies […]

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