Tag: Cubs

Winning is Fum--Cubs 7 Padres 4

Winning is Fum--Cubs 7 Padres 4
Early on it felt like it was going to be a low stress afternoon heading into the break. The greatest leadoff hitter of all time after working a deep count rolled a groundball against the shift for a single. Kris Bryant drew a 10 pitch walk to give the Cubs an early scoring chance. After... Read more »

Back Where We Belong--Cubs 11 Padres 6

Back Where We Belong--Cubs 11 Padres 6
The greatest leadoff of all time began the game with a walk. He stole second as Kris Bryant swung through a 3-2 pitch, and reached third on Jason Heyward‘s deep fly ball to right. Javier Báez struck out looking to end the frame. Kyle Hendricks did not have his good command tonight, but the game... Read more »

Frustrating Loss--Giants 5 Cubs 4 (13 innings)

This one started out so promisingly as Johnny Cueto struggled to start the game. Ben Zobrist was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Jason Heyward drew a walk to give the Cubs two runners with no outs, but the next three batters were retired without a run crossing the... Read more »
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It's Magic--Cubs 6 Reds 5 (10 innings)

It's Magic--Cubs 6 Reds 5 (10 innings)
What if I told you this team wasn’t the 2016 or 2017 Cubs? What if this team is more 2015? Jon Lester was pitching as if he left the oven at home. Lester needed just four pitches to complete the first inning, and a mere seven more to get through two. It seemed like we... Read more »

Seeing Red--Reds 3 Cubs 2

Seeing Red--Reds 3 Cubs 2
The wind was blowing in. Mike Montgomery wasn’t very sharp and the Reds continue to confound the Cubs in 2018. It all added up to snapping the Cubs six game winning streak and another frustrating day at the ballpark when seeing the Reds. Mike Montgomery was hit hard early on in the game. It started... Read more »

Train Keeps a Rollin'--Cubs 5 Tigers 3

Train Keeps a Rollin'--Cubs 5 Tigers 3
The title is something I’ve used before. I know I have. It happens when you’ve written a couple hundred of these by this point, but there really isn’t something better to describe what exactly the Cubs did today. The bats were cold to start, but once the game was tied it didn’t feel like the... Read more »
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Unnecessary Blood Pressure Check--Cubs 11 Twins 10

Unnecessary Blood Pressure Check--Cubs 11 Twins 10
The Cubs put up another football score today. Unfortunately so did the Twins. The late inning drama meant that the biggest moment of the game was nearly forgotten. Okay not quite nearly because who could forget this? Your browser does not support iframes. The game started with Lester struggling with his command. Robbie Grossman singled... Read more »

Dingers for Yosh--Cubs 10 Twins 6

Dingers for Yosh--Cubs 10 Twins 6
News of the passing of Yosh Kawano happened while the Cubs were the on the road. Today marked the first time they were back to Wrigley Field since it had happened, and the Cubs bats put on a fireworks display for a guy that might only be a few notches below Ernie Banks in terms... Read more »

Injury to Insult--Reds 11 Cubs 2

Injury to Insult--Reds 11 Cubs 2
These three games do little to change the trajectory of the 2018 campaign, but they certainly aren’t easy or fun to watch. This time it was a pitcher hitting a grand slam that would be the dagger for a suddenly hot Reds team. The bullpen day for the Cubs involved a guy coming back from... Read more »
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What was that?!!1?!--Dodgers 4 Cubs 3

What was that?!!1?!--Dodgers 4 Cubs 3
This game had a bit of everything in it. Tyler Chatwood‘s interesting beliefs of what consistutes a strike or ball was on full display, and yet despite the traffic he left the game with a chance for a W. The Cubs inability to drive runners in was on full display as they also drew their... Read more »