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4/5 Game Thread – Cubs at Braves

Lineups (With ZiPS projected wOBA or FIP) Cubs CF Dave Sappelt (.304) SS Starlin Castro (.334) 1B Anthony Rizzo (.365) LF Alfonso Soriano (.328) RF Scott Hairston (.322) C Welington Castillo (.308) 3B Brent Lillibridge (.282) 2B Alberto Gonzalez (.266) P Scott Feldman (3.83) Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (.306) RF Jason Heyward (.350) LF Justin Upton […]

Series Preview: Cubs (2-1) at Braves (2-1)

The Cubs somehow managed to scratch together enough runs to take a series from the Pirates. Now they head to relatively warm Atlanta for another three game set. Atlanta beat up on their aging divisional rivals, the Phillies in their opening series.  Team Overviews Here's how the teams looked in 2012. NL Ranks in parentheses.   […]

Series Preview: Atlanta Braves (18-11) at Chicago Cubs (11-17)

The Cubs just managed to take 2 of 3 from the NL's best team and now face another one of the best teams in the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are a half game behind the Nationals in the NL East, but have won 3 in a row. Pitching Matchups Monday, May 7, 7:05 PM CT, […]

Caution: Falling Wild Card Teams

As of last night’s games, the American League Wild Card standings are all tied up and the National League Wild Card standings are separated by a single game with two days remaining in the regular season. This is exciting for baseball fans no matter the circumstances, but these particular close races were not always so. […]

Braves Q&A

Back when we were doing the advertising blitz for this site my Braves fan cousin offered to talk about the Braves for a bit when the Cubs eventually played them. He took time from selling all of his shit to move from Atlanta to Hawaii (the lucky bastard) to answer a few questions about the […]

Aramis Ramirez caused the US debt downgrade (also, mini Cubs-Braves preview)

Cubs Legend Todd Hollandsworth shot his mouth off on the radio today (recap at HBT). Then you bring into question effort and that’s one thing in the game of baseball that really is inexcusable. One hundred percent effort all the time, there’s really no reason for you not to have 100 percent effort. He’s got […]

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