Tag: jon Lester

Cubs vs. Angels: Series Preview (4/12-4/14)

Cubs vs. Angels: Series Preview (4/12-4/14)
The Cubs kicked off the home portion of their schedule taking two out of three from the Pirates. Their first series win came from two shutouts as the pitching finally stabilized after a rocky start to 2019. Chicago now welcomes the Los Angeles Angels for a three-game inter-league affair. The Halos are not expected to... Read more »

Happy Home Opener -- Cubs 10, Pirates 0

Happy Home Opener -- Cubs 10, Pirates 0
The Chicago Cubs bested the Pittsburgh Pirates in what was a delightful showing from the bullpen during the home opener at Wrigley. Ben Zobrist led off the game with a walk against Pirates starter Jameson Taillon but would not come around to score, with Kris Bryant lining out to short, Anthony Rizzo striking out swinging,... Read more »

Game Post 4/3

Game Post 4/3
Watch/Listen Wednesday: 6:10 PM CT on ESPN/NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Ben Zobrist (S) RF 2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 4. Javier Baez (R) SS 5. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 6. Willson Contreras (R) C 7. Daniel Descalso (L) 2B 8. Jon Lester (L) P 9. Jason Heyward (L)... Read more »
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Runs are Fun!--Cubs 12 Rangers 4

Runs are Fun!--Cubs 12 Rangers 4
Opening Day might be the best encapsulation of the modern world. No matter your level of cynicism, a true baseball fan still feels those twinges of excitement that only Opening Day can provide. However, it is also an event devoid of any larger meaning besides that which we give. It is one of 162, and... Read more »

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 »

Wild Card Game Post

Wild Card Game Post
Watch/Listen Tuesday: 7:00 pm CT on ESPN/670AM Lineups Rockies 1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF 2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B 3. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B 4. Trevor Story (R) SS 5. Matt Holliday (R) LF 6. Ian Desmond (R) 1B 7. David Dahl (L) RF 8. Chris Iannetta (R) C 9. Kyle Freeland (L) P Cubs... Read more »
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Threeve--Cubs 3 Pirates 0

Threeve--Cubs 3 Pirates 0
This one raised the blood pressure on more than a few occasions, but Jon Lester showed once again why he has been worth every penny and then some. The game started inauspiciously with Pablo Reyes hitting an infield single. Javier Báez was able to get to the ball but his throw was offline to Anthony... Read more »

Game Post 9/27

Game Post 9/27
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Thursday: 7:05 pm CT on MLB Network/NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Pirates 1. Pablo Reyes (R) LF 2. Starling Marte (R) CF 3. Josh Bell (S) 1B 4. Francisco Cervelli (R) C 5. Jose Osuna (R) RF 6. Josh Harrison (R) 2B 7. Colin Moran (L) 3B 8. Jordy Mercer (R)... Read more »

Game Post 9/22

Game Post 9/22
Watch/Listen Saturday: 6:10 pm CT on MLB Network/NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B 2. Ben Zobrist (S) RF 3. Javier Baez (R) SS 4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 5. Kris Bryant (R) LF 6. Jason Heyward (L) CF 7. Willson Contreras (R) C 8. Kyle Schwarber (L) DH 9. David Bote... Read more »
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Second Wind--Cubs 1 Reds 0

Second Wind--Cubs 1 Reds 0
The recap is quite a bit late tonight. The weekend here has been dominated by a small roofing repair. A repair, that I might add, which is still not completed. I felt pretty drained, but the chance to shower and eat has me feeling a second wind. The Cubs seemed to have their own second... Read more »