Posts tagged "Dodgers"

With Yu Darvish The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

With Yu Darvish The Waiting Is The Hardest Part
In an off season that seems to be in a state of paralysis, the speculation over free agent starter Yu Darvish continues to mount. A flurry of conflicting reports emerged tonight on the tall right hander’s future roiled the internet. The first report Monday was good news for the Cubs. Jon Morosi went on MLB Network... Read more »

Cubs Make the First Cut for Ohtani

Cubs Make the First Cut for Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani is the most anticipated free agent signing of the offseason. He is perhaps the most unique player of the modern era. Ohtani is one of the youngest Japanese players to come over, and so any comparisons to previous imports is apples to oranges. He can hit 100 mph with his fastball, but is... Read more »

The Den Podcast - Ep 18: Cubs are Done, Jared is Famous Now, and Go Astros!

The Den Podcast - Ep 18: Cubs are Done, Jared is Famous Now, and Go Astros!
Jared and Myles talk about the Cubs season coming to an end, Jared’s experience inside the clubhouse at Wrigley, and hear the guys react to Kenley Jansen giving up a game-tying homer in the 9th of the World Series!
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A Whimper--Dodgers A Metric Ton Cubs 1

A Whimper--Dodgers A Metric Ton Cubs 1
Well there wasn’t much bang for the Cubs in their final game of 2017. The drama was removed quickly as the Dodgers flipped the script from games 1-4. Jose Quintana walked Chris Taylor after yet another lengthy, grinding at bat from the Dodger leadoff hitter to start the game. Justin Turner struck out which provided... Read more »

Play it Again, Jake--Cubs 3 Dodgers 2

Play it Again, Jake--Cubs 3 Dodgers 2
The Dodgers outplayed the Cubs for 3 games. They always responded instantly to any outburst from the limp Cubs bat, and then added some additional runs when needed. The bullpen has been invicible, and there was little that made you think the outcome would be much different tonight. That is all except for Jake Arrieta.... Read more »

A Bit of a Downer--Dodgers 5 Cubs 2

A Bit of a Downer--Dodgers 5 Cubs 2
The Cubs had such a promising start to the evening. Jon Jay went down quickly on strikes to Clayton Kershaw, but a Kris Bryant single and Anthony Rizzo walk gave the Cubs an early scoring chance. Willson Contreras struck out looking and Albert Almora hit into a fielder’s choice to end the inning. Jose Quintana... Read more »
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No Can Dosville--Dodgers 4 Cubs 0

No Can Dosville--Dodgers 4 Cubs 0
Alex Wood has been very good for the Dodgers. Jake Arrieta has been less so for the Cubs. This is the inverse of their respective previous few years. Chavez Ravine is a difficult place to hit a home run. This is especially true when the sun goes down, but Chase Utley gave the Dodgers an... Read more »

Team of Density--Cubs 5 Dodgers 0

Team of Density--Cubs 5 Dodgers 0
It has happened. The Cubs are going to the World Series. The Cubs were supposedly the team with all the pressure on them. They had the ghosts of a long dead ghost or fans reaching out for a foul ball or some other nonsense weighing them down. Instead it was the Dodgers that came out... Read more »

NLCS Game 5 Preview: Cubs @ Dodgers - 7:08 pm

NLCS Game 5 Preview: Cubs @ Dodgers - 7:08 pm
The difference that last night’s win makes is that it has reset this series and essentially made it a best of three, and with two of those three games happening at Wrigley Field. We assured another Clayton Kershaw start, of course, but had the Cubs won on Tuesday night, that probably would have happened tonight... Read more »
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NLCS Game 3 Preview: Cubs vs. Dodgers - 7:08 pm

NLCS Game 3 Preview: Cubs vs. Dodgers - 7:08 pm
The most important Cubs series since the last one has shifted once again to the West Coast, and the situation feels somewhat similar to the last one despite the difference in standings. The Cubs have lost the one game they faced a generational pitcher, and now have to win the other games in the series.... Read more »