Tag: Javier Baez

It's Supposed to Hurt--Rockies 2 Cubs 1 (13 innings)

The Cubs had to win one game in October to get to play at least three more. The starting pitching was good as it had been down the stretch. The bullpen was good enough, but the Cubs scored just one run or fewer the same number of times the Baltimore Orioles did this year with... Read more »

Fly the Pyrrhic W--Cubs 4 Nationals 3 (10 innings)

Fly the Pyrrhic W--Cubs 4 Nationals 3 (10 innings)
First this is the second time I’ve written this recap. Technology has failed me once again more than two thirds of the way through this recap. So here is your belated recap and my second attempt. The Cubs traveled to Washington in the middle of their extended homestand. It was a success in the most... Read more »

Cole's Day--Cubs 7 Reds 1

Cole's Day--Cubs 7 Reds 1
It didn’t start out well for Cole Hamels. Billy Hamilton doubled to start the game and José Peraza singled to put runners on the corners with no outs. Hamels struck out Scooter Gennett and Eugenio Suárez for two quick outs. Peraza stole second. Phillip Ervin hit a groundball that Daniel Murphy was able to knock... Read more »
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First Third Out--Pirates 5 Cubs 4

The two club were busy prior to the end of the deadline. The Pirates made the surprise splash by trading for Chris Archer and also another shutdown reliever from the Rangers in Keone Kela. The Cubs added Brandon Kintzler. The Cubs starter add was less sexy but necessary in Cole Hamels who starts tomorrow. Jameson... Read more »

Myles Monday Meltdown: I Went to San Diego to See a Sweep

Myles Monday Meltdown: I Went to San Diego to See a Sweep
The title pretty much sums it up. But in case you didn’t read it for some reason, I went to San Diego this weekend to see the Cubs take on the Padres at Petco Park. I’ve had the opportunity to visit San Deigo a couple times, but I’ve never had the opportunity to take in a... Read more »

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 »
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The Den Podcast - Ep 26: Cubs Lose, Where's Manny Going, & Javy/Schwarber HR Derby

The Den Podcast - Ep 26: Cubs Lose, Where's Manny Going, & Javy/Schwarber HR Derby
Luis from The Ten Yard Line joins Myles to chat about the recent Cubs lost to the Giants, Manny Machado trade possibilities, and Javy and Schwarber in the HR Derby.

All Stars Show Difference Regime Change Made

All Stars Show Difference Regime Change Made
Okay, the flag flying next to the scoreboard is irrefutable proof that the change from well liked and respected baseball man Jim Hendry to former wunderkids Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer was correct. There has been little doubt of that fact for a while. And sure, Hendry’s first swing at the apple came the closest... Read more »

Myles Monday Meltdown: All-Stars, Votto's Uh Oh, and Winning

Myles Monday Meltdown: All-Stars, Votto's Uh Oh, and Winning
I’ve been trying to really hone my golf game this summer. My goal is to be able to have confidence in any shot I take. I’ve been playing since I was a kid, but I never really took practice seriously. I decided to change that. Typically I’ll be on the range 3-4 times during the... Read more »
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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 »