Cubs 1, Mets 0 (6/30/15)

OSS: Cubs pull a win out of their hat. Three up 1. Kyle Hendricks looked sharp last night, going six innings with no runs and six strikeouts. He had the Mets batters off balance the whole game, and along with the bullpen gave the Cubs the pitching performance they needed to break out of the […]

Cubs 1, Dodgers 0 (6/23/15)

OSS: Cubs beat a Cy winner for the second day in a row Three up 1. Hammel was cruising in this game, barely breaking a sweat until the Dodgers started to put a mini-rally together in the eighth. He only gave up two hits in 7.2 shutout innings, striking out six and somehow managed not […]

Cubs 8, Twins 0 (6/21/15)

OSS: A shutout by Arrieta and a grand slam by Fowler blow the doors off the Twins. Three up 1. Arrieta shook off whatever rust he had in his last outing, a laboring, career-worst six walk game. He went the distance, allowing only four hits and no walks and striking out seven. 2. The most memorable […]

game thread

6/20 Game thread: Cubs v Twins

Lineups Cubs CF Fowler 1B Rizzo 3B Bryant LF Coghlan SS Castro DH Schwarber RF Denorfia C Ross 2B Russell P Lester Twins 2B Dozier LF Rosario Dh Mauer 3B Plouffe RF Hunter C Suzuki 1B Vargas SS Escobar CF Buxton P May At least the defense can’t be much worse than it was yesterday.

6/19/15 Game Thread (Cubs v. Twins)

Let’s try this again. Team is currently 1-1 with OV game threads in 2015. We can surely do better than that. Lineups Cubs Dexter Fowler, CF Anthony Rizzo, 1B Kris Bryant, 3B Miguel Montero, C Starlin Castro, SS Chris Coghlan, LF Chris Denorfia, RF Kyle Schwarber, DH Addison Russell, 2B Kyle Hendricks, P Twins Brian […]

The Cubs Rookie of the Year

It’s been an awesome year to be a Cubs fan, especially if you plan on being a Cubs fan in the future. They are pretty good and pretty fun. What’s more, they are crazily young. Soler, Bryant, Russell, and Schwarber are ALL eligible for Rookie of the Year. Any of the 4 could belong in […]

game thread

6/18/15 Game Thread (Cubs v. Indians)

Here we go again. Our game thread may or may not have contributed to the 17-0 destruction of the Cleveland Indians last night. It’s hard to say. If Al’s hats have some sort of bearing on the fortune of this team, surely the 165th best and most discredited Cubs blog’s first game thread in ages could […]

6/17/15 Game Thread (Cubs @ Indians)

For old times sake, we are going to do a game thread for tonight’s game. Schwarber’s first start. Cubs Lineup Fowler, CF Rizzo, 1B Bryant, 3B Coghlan, LF Castro, SS Schwarber, DH Denorfia, RF Ross, C Russell, 2B Indians Lineup Kipnis, 2B Lindor, SS Brantley, CF Santana, 1B Raburn, DH Gomes, C Moss, RF Urshela, […]

Where We Stand Now

Following last night’s 6-0 loss to the Indians, the Cubs are a solid 34-28, but are 8 games behind the Cardinals who have hacked their way to baseball’s best 43-21 record. The Pirates are in 2nd place and after winning 6 in a row are a couple of games ahead of the Cubs. The Cubs […]

The Cardinals are in a loooooooooot of trouble

The Cardinals are being investigated by the FBI for hacking into the Astros. My professional opinion: hahahahahaahahahahhahahaha More on this to come. From Tim:

Cubs 2, Reds 1 (6/14/15)

OSS: Castro puts yesterday’s game on repeat. Three Up 1. How can it not be Starlin Castro? He went 3-5 with the game winning double single (he never touched second, too busy celebrating), and he looks to be turning the corner nicely. This lineup goes from pretty good to pretty great when Castro is hitting, […]

Cubs 4, Reds 3 (6/13/15)

OSS: Massive rain delay and Len Kasper in the Fox booth isn’t enough to keep the Cubs TWTW down. Three up 1. Miguel Montero is on fire, homering yet again with a bomb to dead center to give the Cubs an early lead. My lying eyes said he looked pretty good behind the plate too, stealing strikes […]

Cubs 6, Reds 3 (6/11/15)

OSS: Three run homers FTW. Three up 1. Miguel Montero is busting out of his slump with back to back three run homer games. He also added a walk and a single. Maybe this game is merging with the blowout in Detroit in my head, but I was surprised to see that the Cubs only […]

Cubs 12, Tigers 3 (6/10/15)

OSS: Cubs round out a winning road trip with an offensive asplosion. Three up 1. The Cubs had runners on base every inning except the eighth, and while they struggled to get them in early on Chris Coghlan hit a no-doubter three run HR to break the game open in the third. 2. Montero put […]

Ian Happ profile

With the 9th pick in the draft the Cubs selected Ian Happ, 2B/LF out of the University of Cincinnati. Who is he, really? The first thing to note is that he’s a junior. It’s possible that he could go back to school and come out again just next year, but I find it very unlikely. […]

MLB Draft is today

In perhaps the best sign yet that the Cubs are respectable, not one shit has been given as to where the Cubs might draft in 2016. A 73-win campaign has given the Cubs the #9 spot in today’s draft, which is widely considered one of the weakest in recent memory. I won’t pretend that I […]

Cubs 4, Nats 2 (6/6/15)

OSS: Jason Hammel is all out of gum. Three up 1. Another great outing for Hammel – he went eight innings, striking out seven, walking two, and giving up one run. He was pulled in the ninth after giving up another run on a Bryce Harper bomb and didn’t get the CG, but still a […]

Cubs Journey Back To Respectability Garnering Big Crowds, Higher Ticket Prices

The Chicago Cubs march into June as one of the nicer surprises in all of Major League Baseball in 2015. To this point, they’ve done a solid job maintaining balance on both sides of the ball, as they have been able to provide timely offense along with quality pitching. With Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, and […]