Tag: Kyle Hendricks

Bombardment! Bombardment!--White Sox 7 Cubs 4

Bombardment! Bombardment!--White Sox 7 Cubs 4
The White Sox won their two games in Wrigley Field this year so far, but the offensive explosion doesn’t count because they were too reliant on the home run ball. The White Sox scored all seven runs tonight on long balls after scoring all ten runs last night on bombs. Unfortunately that doesn’t really matter... Read more »

The New Normal--Cardinals 3 Cubs 1

The New Normal--Cardinals 3 Cubs 1
Well the 2020 Cubs have been consistent. Their games have felt very similar in the first couple of weeks with the team rolling out to their best start since 1907. But like everything else in 2020, their new normal positively sucks. The Cubs have found the absolute quickest way to wash away the positive vibes... Read more »

Is This Real?--Cubs 7 Cleveland 2

Is This Real?--Cubs 7 Cleveland 2
Is there a spoon? I mean I could write about how the Cubs got yet another quality start from their starting pitcher. Kyle Hendricks matched Jon Lester tonight. Or I could write about how once again the Cubs lineup battered an opposing starting pitcher. Tonight it wasn’t some dude pressed into starting, but a very... Read more »
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Getting the Brooms Again--Cubs 5 Royals 4

Getting the Brooms Again--Cubs 5 Royals 4
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. The Cubs starter provided a quality start. The offense had enough power to get a lead and the bullpen did enough to make the lead stand up. The formula continues to be a winning one. The Cubs are now 9-2 which is a starting record they haven’t equaled since 2016.... Read more »

Sanitizing 2019--Cubs 3 Brewers 0

Sanitizing 2019--Cubs 3 Brewers 0
Recaps are going to be slightly different in 2020, and the short version is that this is most likely what you will get immediately after a game in 2020. A full explanation of what is happening and why will be posted below.* The Cubs had to wait an awfully long time for it, but the Northside ball... Read more »

Unlucky Number Slevin--Pirates 9 Cubs 2

Unlucky Number Slevin--Pirates 9 Cubs 2
The Cubs played a sloppy game against a bad baseball team. For six innings, the Professor was able to overcome the many infield mistakes and keep the Pirates off the board completely. However, Hendricks wasn’t able to record another out once he came back out in the bottom of the seventh. Four pitchers would see... Read more »
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Closing Windows--Cardinals 5 Cubs 4

Closing Windows--Cardinals 5 Cubs 4
This isn’t how it was supposed to go. The Cubs have been so very good at home. The Cardinals hadn’t won at Wrigley in nearly a calendar year. Kyle Hendricks has been especially dominant at the Friendly Confines. And Anthony Rizzo somehow managed to hobble his way into the leadoff spot. Unfortunately Jack Flaherty, the... Read more »

Rare Easy Win--Cubs 14 Pirates 1

Rare Easy Win--Cubs 14 Pirates 1
This recap is about as late as the Cubs offense finally showing any signs of consistency. The Pittsburgh Pirates are not a good team right now, but that hasn’t prevented the Cubs from flubbing an opportunity to rack up much needed wins in 2019. But for one afternoon the Cubs took care of business and... Read more »

Cubs Game Post 9/14

Cubs Game Post 9/14
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Saturday: !:20 PM CT on MLB Network/NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Pirates 1. Kevin Newman (R) SS 2. Bryan Reynolds (S) CF 3. Colin Moran (L) 3B 4. Jose Osuna (R) 1B 5. Adam Frazier (L) 2B 6. Pablo Reyes (R) RF 7. Kevin Kramer (L) LF 8. Elias Diaz (R)... Read more »
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Cubs at Padres Series Preview (9/9-9/12)

Cubs at Padres Series Preview (9/9-9/12)
The walking wounded that is the Chicago Cubs try to stop their three game road losing streak on the West Coast tonight. The Cubs are now without Craig Kimbrel, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and a partridge in a pear tree. Kris Bryant has received a cortisone injection in his knee and sits for at least... Read more »