Cubs 3, Padres 0 (5/21/15)

OSS: A 25-year old starter shut the Padres out, and a 23-year old and a 21-year old provided the power. Three Up 1. Kyle Hendricks had a game score of 84. That’s tied for 9th-best this year, and it was doozy. He was 9 pitches away from a Maddux, and struck out 7. Really impressive game, and […]

Paul & Deadspin, the Cubs Threw Out Your Crap Narrative

We all know the Cubs don’t have the most sparkling reputation. I’ve spent the better part of my internet life mocking the Cubs for both epic failures on the field and hilarious escapades off the field. I won’t even bother listing all the ways the Cubs have provided entertainment of an embarrassing nature and just […]

Lester’s Start Most Expensive Cubs Game This Weekend

The Chicago Cubs take their league-best four-game winning streak into the weekend after sweeping a four-game set against the New York Mets. All the more impressive, the Cubs victories came against Jacob deGrom, Mets super-prospect Noah Syndergaard, Jon Niese and Matt Harvey. The Cubs are in second place in the National League central division behind […]

Cubs 2, Mets 1 (5/13/2015)

OSS: Hammel matches Harvey, and Coghlan walks it off, literally. Three Up 1. Jason Hammel, ladies and gentlemen!!! He matched Harvey pretty much pitch-for-pitch, allowing 8 baserunners over 8 innings. He left with a 1-0 deficit and so would have earned the loss. What a shitty stat. The Cubs made up the run in the 8th […]

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 […]

Pirates 4, Cubs 3 (4/22/15)

OSS: Cubs leave everyone on base, fail to bail out pedestrian Hammel. Three Up 1. Bryant doubled and walked, scoring twice. However, he also recorded an out AT CENTERFIELD. I actually kind of thought we’d see him at center at some point in his career (there are a few teams right now that would be […]

Seriously, batting around is 9.

How is this even a thing? The definition of around is “located or situated on every side.” Is it “located or situated on every side, with the first side going again?” This is insanity. Perhaps the plain definition of the word “around” isn’t enough for you. Let’s consider what rounds mean in essentially every other […]

Addison Russell has been called up

Prepare your body. Again. cubs now calling up addison russell to the majors. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS)

Kris Bryant so far

Well, it’s happened. The biggest prospect the Cubs have had since Mark Prior (or Corey Patterson, if we’re talking positional prospects). Kris Bryant came up to ridiculously awesome fanfare. It didn’t last. After his third consecutive strikeout in his first game, you could already hear some of the Cubs fan yelling “you suck!” No wonder […]

Padres 5, Cubs 2 (4/19/15)

OSS: Schlitter and Motte implode, and the Cubs fail to convert on two bases-loaded situations. Three Up 1. Dexter Fowler got things started in this game, singling and scoring in the first. Then, he bunted for a single in the 9th, getting the tying run to the plate. He has been an excellent addition to the […]

Kris Bryant Is Coming!!!

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

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Daily Facepalm 4.7.15 – Cubs a game out of first

Evil wins Duke won the NCAA Championship yesterday. When he wasn’t busy not answering questions about the rapist he was sheltering for two years and being an all-around jackass, he was winning a lot of basketball games. Sorry, berselius. Gray matters The A’s beat the Rangers 8-0 today, and Sonny Gray carried a no-hitter until the […]

Cardinals 3, Cubs 0 (4/5/15)

OSS: Cubs waste 3 lead-off doubles and lead-off single against Wainwright Three Up: 1. Phil Coke was clearly the best player on the team yesterday. He came in to a very dicey situation (2nd and 3rd, one out), and stranded them both. The game could have very easily gotten away from the Cubs there, but […]

Oh, Alvin Yellon. Oh, Oh, Alvin.

When Alvin titles an article Athletics 14, Cubs 2: Oh, Edwin Jackson. Oh, Oh, Edwin.   You just know that the article is going to be condescending. When Alvin writes any article, you know that the article is going to be poorly written. Here we go. Then, word came that he had been “caught in traffic.” […]