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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Series Preview: St. Louis Cardinals (0-0) vs Chicago Cubs (0-0)

Baseball is back! I’m so glad that the Cubs opener is on a Sunday so I don’t have to burn a vacation day for my favorite holiday of the year. Today’s lineups: Cardinals 3B Carpenter RF Heyward LF Holliday SS Peralta 1B Adams C Molina 2B Wong CF Jay P Wainwright Cubs CF Fowler RF […]

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Wild Card recap/preview

*I meant to publish this yesterday, but got caught up in work before I could finish it.  What a game last night. I’ve been on the record that I’m a fan of the current wild card format. In a perfect world I’d rather have it just be the two best teams in each league playing in […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (64-82) at Pittsburgh Pirates (77-69)

The Pirates are only 2.5 back from the Cardinals going into this series, and I wouldn’t mind seeing that lead shrink even further with the Cubs help. It could be a tall order even with the Cubs help though, as the Cardinals are playing a team even worse than the Rizzo/Castro-less Cubs as they host […]

Chicago Cubs (64-76) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (71-68)

While the Cubs have done their best to help Pittsburgh out in their quest to reach the playoffs for the second year in a row, the Pirates haven’t done much to help themselves lately. The Cubs swept the previously first place Brewers, but at the same time, the Pirates got swept by the Cardinals. So […]

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Series Preview: Brewers (73-63) at Cubs (61-76)

The Brewers started the season scorchingly hot and had a 20-8 record on May 1. Since then they’ve gone 53-55, are currently riding a five game losing streak, and are now tied with the (ugh) Cardinals for the division lead. I think the Pirates end up taking the division by season’s end but that big […]

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Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays (55-59) at Javier Baez (2-1)

It’s hard to believe the Rays were ahead of the Cubs in the Race To The Top earlier this year. They take on the Javier Baez and the Baezettes in a weekend series in Wrigley that may or may not see a surge in ticket sales. Team Overviews (respective league ranks in parens) Rays wRC+: […]

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Series Preview: Javier Baez (0-0) at Colorado Rockies (44-67)

The Cubs continue their western road trip with another key series in the Race to the….oh who cares, we’re just tuning in to see Baez, and Baez at Coors Field at that. Aisle424 wrote a great piece this morning on the callup and what it means for the fans and the process. Team Overviews 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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