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Posts tagged "Cardinals"

Hide and Q--Cubs 4 Cardinals 3

Hide and Q--Cubs 4 Cardinals 3
St. Louis might have finally dug a hole too large to crawl out of in 2017. The Cardinals have feigned death a few times this season. Only to reemerge like so many other B horror movie monsters. The Cubs may have struck the fatal blow with an unlikely bat. Jose Quintana looked good to start... Read more »

Smilin' Kyle Shoves--Cubs 4 Cardinals 1

Smilin' Kyle Shoves--Cubs 4 Cardinals 1
Kyle Hendricks provided a calming presences this late afternoon. There weren’t much in the way of fireworks in this one, but the Cubs continued to add nails to the St. Louis coffin. It started with Kyle Hendricks pitching a 1-2-3 first inning. He also had a 2 strike call missed, but the robotic Hendricks overcame... Read more »

Flippin' the Switch--Cubs 8 Cardinals 2

Flippin' the Switch--Cubs 8 Cardinals 2
The 2017 vintage of the Chicago Cubs have been maddeningly inconsistent despite holding onto first place for most of the second half. We’ve been waiting for this team to flip the proverbial switch, and become the team that lapped the field to its first championship in over a century. We won’t know for a while... Read more »
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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 »