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 […]

Cardinals 7, Cubs 4 (5/5/15)

OSS: Hendricks looks spotty, and the bullpen looks spottier. Three Four Up 1. Addison Russell has really been turning it on lately, making the adjustments nicely. He had two doubles, and looked slick in the field. He added a walk, and his OPS is up to .792. 2. Anthony Rizzo is just incredible this season. He […]

Cardinals 10, Cubs 9 (4/5/15)

OSS: I can’t even. Such a weird game all around. Three up 1. Kris Bryant had a great day at the plate, going 1-1 with 4 walks. Hard to believe this is the same guy who had a golden sombrero a few games ago, but that’s just how his game rolls. 2. Rizzo and Russell […]

Obstructed View Podcast 7

In this episode Any reassessments of team expectations, and grumbling that the Kool-Aid is back among some fans. Quick Cubs bullpen discussion The Cubs adventures on the basepaths We take a look at the minor leagues We play ‘where are they now’ with some former minor league prospects. Reader question – who has the most […]

Brewers 6, Cubs 1 (5/2/15)

OSS: Cubs strike out 18 times on the way to a loss Three up: 1. Aside from a Braun HR in the first (and another near-HR his next time up), I thought Arrieta looked pretty good in this game. Just all the bad luck you can think of in the second, with a bunch of […]

Cubs 1, Brewers 0 (5/1/15)

OSS: Russell homers before Bryantm because you can’t predict baseball Three up 1. Russell plated himself for the only run of the game, a no doubt HR to left center. I don’t think anyone, Addison Russell included, would have guessed that he’d homer before Bryant. 2. Jon Lester had a great game, throwing seven shutout […]

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Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers (5-17) vs Chicago Cubs (12-8)

It’s been just kind of a rough start to the year for the Brewers. If the Gambler’s Fallacy were actually true we could all have seen this coming, but alas. They have the worst run differential in the league, both due to bad pitching (pats self on back for this prediction), and untimely hitting. Adam […]

Pirates 8, Cubs 1 (4/29/15)

OSS: Gerrit Cole is good at throwing baseballs. Three up 1. Miguel Montero went 3-4 and had the Cubs lone RBI of the day. The Cubs took advantage of a strange inning of glovework by Pedro Alvarez, which saw a throw go completely through his glove and another pickoff throw get botched with his replacement […]

Cubs 6, Pirates 2 (4/28/15)

OSS: Cubs continue to get all the 2-out RBI Three up: 1. Travis Wood had a solid day on the mound, striking out 9 Pirates in seven innings and walking none. His curveball wasn’t there for him, but the rest of his pitches more than made up for it. 2. The Cubs continued their streak […]

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 […]

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