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Posts tagged "Cardinals"

Still Worth Every Penny--Cubs 3 Cardinals 2

Still Worth Every Penny--Cubs 3 Cardinals 2
The swing of emotions in the past 24 hours of Cubs baseball has been incredible. It is a lot better feeling being on this part of the swing. Jon Lester pitched an easy two innings to start the game. Lester received a little help from the umpire in the second inning. Jedd Gyorko hit a... Read more »

I Just Call It Ecstasy--Cubs 7 Cardinals 6

I Just Call It Ecstasy--Cubs 7 Cardinals 6
The Cubs have not been playing good baseball for most of the season. This is an undisputable statement. It is also true that one prolonged winning streak would completely change the conversation aroudnd this team. It appears like the Cubs are on their way to doing just that. Michael Wacha and Kyle Hendricks pitched well... Read more »

The Butler Did It--Cubs 3 Cardinals 2

The Butler Did It--Cubs 3 Cardinals 2
It might have taken a little help from Willson Contreras in the billards room, but the Cubs got a much needed win against the hated Cardinals. It feels good to see the Cubs play this type of baseball again after running into the buzzsaw that was the Yankees and Rockies this past week. The scoring... Read more »
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Albert Airmora: Cubs 2, Cardinals 1

Albert Airmora: Cubs 2, Cardinals 1
It’s the 2-1 wins that get you. Change a bit here or there and it all turns out very differently, but the Cubs grabbed their first win of the season tonight thanks to a prosperous 4th inning and highlight-reel defense in center field and at second base. In the 4th inning, the middle of the... Read more »

Crying in the Rain-- Cardinals 4 Cubs 3 -

Crying in the Rain-- Cardinals 4 Cubs 3 -
The Cubs and Cardinals is the best rivalry in the game, and tonight was the latest thrilling chapter in one of the oldest in the sport. The rain added to the drama of the late innings as it was a typical contest between the ancient foes. The World Season Champion Cubs came up a little... Read more »

Tuesday Talking Points: Saying Goodbye, Leading Off, and Some Things to Read

Tuesday Talking Points: Saying Goodbye, Leading Off, and Some Things to Read
The winter meetings are done, and for a while, the stove will cool down, and we’ll be left to settle in and brace ourselves against the long weeks before spring training begins. Or, at least, until the first of the players report to Arizona in very early February and we have something to dream on. That’s... Read more »
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Does a Meaningless Loss Still Hurt?--Cardinals 10 Cubs 4

Does a Meaningless Loss Still Hurt?--Cardinals 10 Cubs 4
Baseball is a weird game. The wind was blowing in. Jason Hammel has been very good at home all season. Alex Reyes has mystified the Cubs so far in his young big league career. It seemed like things were all set for another low scoring game in late September. Instead the two sides combined for... Read more »

Champagne Sent Home Early--Cardinals 4 Cubs 2

Champagne Sent Home Early--Cardinals 4 Cubs 2
Jaime Garcia did not have a good night. His night was shorter than his explosive diarrhea aided performance in the NLDS last year. Dexter Fowler lead off the game with his twelfth home run on the year. Garcia retired the next three batters in order. The Cubs went back to work against Garcia in the... Read more »

Game 143 Preview--Cubs at Cardinals--7:15 PM

Game 143 Preview--Cubs at Cardinals--7:15 PM
The games right now do not matter. The games right now do not matter. This has been my mantra for the past few weeks, but it feels a bit hollow whenever the Cubs plays the Cardinals. Again postseason success or failure is going to define how we feel about the 2016 Cubs in the end,... Read more »
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Game 116 Preview--Cubs vs. Cardinals--7:08 PM

Game 116 Preview--Cubs vs. Cardinals--7:08 PM
Recency bias is one of the hardest biases to fight. The Cubs have looked like world beaters since the All-Star break. That is after looking like Cubs teams we have all known but loved a lot less than this incarnation. The 11 game win streak had a very well known national baseball writer remarking how... Read more »