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Posts tagged "Junior Lake"

Versatility a Short Path to the Majors

Versatility a Short Path to the Majors
Since taking over in 2012, the Cubs’ current front office has made it a seemingly never-ending search to find players that can add versatility to their roster. They first tried veterans such as Jeff Baker, Emilio Bonifacio, Chris Coghlan, Joe Mather, and Luis Valbuena before scoring big in free agency with Ben Zobrist. Management also... Read more »

Can't catch me cause the rabbit done died. Cubs 2 Red Sox 1

Can't catch me cause the rabbit done died. Cubs 2 Red Sox 1
Once again, the Cubs went to the Milton Berle “Just enough to win” theory on offense, and hid behind a very good pitching performance from Edwin Jackson and a stellar performance from the Cubs bullpen and the result was gritty gutty, glass chewing hard to get through with your eyes completely open the whole time... Read more »

Lord I must be dreaming, what else could this be? Cubs 2 Red Sox 0.

Lord I must be dreaming, what else could this be? Cubs 2 Red Sox 0.
  Jake Arrieta is pitching like he not only wants a spot in the rotation for the Cubs foreseeable future, but he might soon be throwing around words like “Homer Bailey money” and “TOR pitcher” Arrieta was a six pack of Hops Stoopid last night, keeping Red Sox batters, off balance, frustrated and most importantly... Read more »
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Heads you win, tails I lose and rambling and gamblin. Cubs 5 Nats 3

Heads you win, tails I lose and rambling and gamblin. Cubs 5 Nats 3
Against the NL Central the Cubs have some kind of nervous tick that prevents them from playing their best baseball, overcoming adversity and finding ways to win instead of looking for ways to lose baseball games. Thankfully, the Washington Nationals play ball in the National league East. So when the Nats fought their back to... Read more »

There's something happening that's not quite right. Cubs 5 Marlins 2.

There's something happening that's not quite right. Cubs 5 Marlins 2.
In an 162 game season, you’re bound to repeat yourself with wraps. Teams are what teams are. And we all know when the Cubs couldn’t hit a Bull in the took us with a snow shovel that the wraps were starting to sound a lot a like. So it’s only fair that now the Cubs... Read more »

Three, three, three for my heartache. Brewers 9 Cubs 0

Three, three, three for my heartache. Brewers 9 Cubs 0
Jeff Samardzija did his best Travis Wood impersonation and Cub fans got an early jump onto I-94 as the brewers routed the Cubs 9-0 for the series win at Miller Park. Roidy Braun led off the scoring with his second first inning home run of the series. Before then he hadn’t homered in Miller Park... Read more »
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Where ya going for tomorrow? Cubs 5 Padres 1

Where ya going for tomorrow? Cubs 5 Padres 1
Having pulled another disaster out of the possible jaws of Jeff Samardzija’s first victory Wednesday, the Cubs got the heck out of dodge, going to the West coast for a 4 game string against the Padres. Shakey Jeff Arrieta took the bump for the Cubs, while the Padres countered with “Some Kind of Wonderful” Eric... Read more »

All I know is something like a bird within her sang. Cubs 284 Cards 5

All I know is something like a bird within her sang. Cubs 284 Cards 5
  So after struggling to find hits all week against the White Sox and Braves, the Cubs marched into a sold out Busch Stadium, where tonight thunderstorms were expected and it’s hard to get seats for “Free Running Water Night”, and laid down 20 hits and 17 runs. And while Travis Wood was far from... Read more »

For Junior Lake it's all about finding the zone

There’s a sizeable chasm that separates talent and utility when it comes to baseball. Supremely gifted athletes with raw power and speed can quickly flame out or just stop progressing in impressively cruel fashion. The craggy heights of Prospect Mountain are dotted with the failed careers of toolsy players who were unable to utilize their... Read more »
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Set us up till we're dead. Reds 4 Cubs 1.

Set us up till we're dead. Reds 4 Cubs 1.
The Cubs came home thinking, maybe hoping, that sleeping in their own beds and putting on the white and blue pinstripes might be the cure for what’s been ailing their ball club. Instead, what they got was a heaping helping of more of the same friday afternoon. Competent pitching, inept hitting, and a frustrating loss,... Read more »