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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 […]

Kris Bryant Is Coming!!!

Prepare your body. Breaking. Source: Kris Bryant to be called up by Cubs on Friday. Story coming at http://t.co/iRRtXbR1Vj — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs)

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 […]

The Case for Keeping Starlin Castro

Wrigleyville, BP’s local website for the Chicago Cubs, provides a wealth of information on our favorite team. Many of the best writers around the beat provide articles for them; Sahadev Sharma, Brett Taylor, and Matthew Trueblood among them (when Bleacher Nation was hiring a nights writer, I actually e-mailed Brett saying ‘if Matt Trueblood applies, […]

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 […]

Daily Facepalm 4/14/15 – Solectric Light Orchestra

Chris Coghlan had one of the best games of his career yesterday. He doubled, homered, and even played 3 innings of 3B, a position he hadn’t played in years (and did it capably!). He also added a walk and a single. No one cares, though. Chris Coghlan will never be the lede for any other story, […]

OV Podcast Episode 4

In this week’s podcast (recorded before Sunday’s game), we discuss Mike Olt’s wrist injury Extremely non-prophetic statements about Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler by Sitrick The knives are out for Starlin Castro Andrelton Simmons jokes Jon Lester narratives Judd Sirott epiphanies RISP woes Someday we will all die alone,

Cubs 7, Reds 6 (4/13/15)

OSS: *trademarks Jorge Soler Laser Show* Three up: 1. Jorge Soler was the star of the day, with two absolute bombs, both with Anthony Rizzo on base. Teams are growing to respect his cannon of an arm too, and he got an assist following a Lester throwing error early in the game. 2. Arismendy Alcantara […]

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Series Preview: Cincinnati Reds (4-2) at Chicago Cubs (3-2)

OSS: Cubs run out Lester and Arrieta and cap it off with a game against Jason Marquis. The two division leaders square off at Wrigley Field. The last-ish time these teams squared off, this happened There’s something about the Reds, I guess. A mini-throwdown between Johnny Cueto and David DeJesus (needlessly escalated by Matt Garza […]

Dexter Fowler is the man. Cubs 6, Rockies 5 (4/12/2015)

OSS: Dexter Fowler returns to Coors and makes a deposit. Three Up 1. Dexter Fowler is officially a Cub now. With 2 out, 1 on, down 1, 0-2 count, Fowler laced a shot into the second level on the right field. Fowler finished the game 2-5 with the dinger, and finished the series with 12 […]

Cubs 9, Rockies 5 (4/11/15)

OSS: Kyle Kendrick turned into Kyle Kendrick and the Cubs bats woke up. Three up: 1. Dexter Fowler had two straight triples to start the game, and the Cubs hit the Rockies pitchers hard all day. 2. Coghlan and \o/ MIKE OLT \o/ went back-to-back in the 3rd 3. Castro had a nice day at […]

Rockies 5, Cubs 1 (4/10/15)

OSS: Cubs can’t buy a hit with RISP Three up: 1. Matt Sczcur tied the game with a bases-loaded sac fly in the third. 2. Edwin Jackson looked good coming out of the pen, hitting 94-95 with his fastball. 3. Rizzo got on base four times in four PAs, with two HBP and two singles, […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (1-1) at Colorado Rockies (3-0)

Break up the Rockies, who started the season with a sweep of the Brewers, beating them with a combined score of 20-6. As frustrating as the Cubs opening day game was at times, at least they didn’t lose 10-0 to a team that had Kyle Kendrick as its opening day starter. I’ll be at the […]

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