Tag: kyle schwarber

Myles Monday Meltdown: All the plays

Myles Monday Meltdown: All the plays
The Cubs took three of four on the road in Cincinnati this weekend, which is good. That’s what you’re supposed to do against a team that just isn’t that great. There was a lot of drama, homers, and runs. So instead of rehashing everything in words, why don’t we just enjoy some of the top plays... Read more »

Series Preview: Cubs vs Brewers (4/26 - 4/29)

Series Preview: Cubs vs Brewers (4/26 - 4/29)
I keep hearing about the rivalry that is brewing (pun INTENDED) between Milwaukee and the Cubs. I’m glad for that. I remember towards the end of the Derek Lee and Aramis Ramirez years, these series were always fun and even got a bit chippy. We’ll always have the Cardinals rivalries no matter how good the Cubs... Read more »

He's On Fire--Cubs 16 Rockies 5

He's On Fire--Cubs 16 Rockies 5
It is good to be able to play two games in a row. It is especially good when the offense is rolling like it is right now. The Cubs struck early and often in this one. Albert Almora led off for the second day in a row, and rewarded Joe Maddon with a groundball single... Read more »
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Cubs @ Rockies: Series Preview (4/20-4/22)

Cubs @ Rockies: Series Preview (4/20-4/22)
The Cubs find themselves at 8-8 after going 3-4 on their weather ravaged seven-game home swing. Chicago’s play has been as inconsistent as that .500 record indicates. They have been shutout four times so far this young season, yet they have also scored eight or more runs six times. Offense will be important as the... Read more »

Why Him?--Pirates 6 Cubs 1

Why Him?--Pirates 6 Cubs 1
Francisco Cervelli is moving higher and higher on my personal list of Cubs killer every series it seems. Kyle Hendricks struggled with his command and was perhaps squeezed a bit throughout the day. He managed to get Adam Frazier to ground out on a 3-2 pitch to start the game, but Gregory Polanco launched a... Read more »

Peters Principal - Marlins 6, Cubs 0

Peters Principal - Marlins 6, Cubs 0
Some losses are easier to take than other losses over the course of a long baseball season. Sunday’s loss against the rebuilding Marlins was a pretty difficult one to take. Against a pitcher with what would generously be considered average stuff, the Cubs could not put any runs on the board. Miami on the other... Read more »
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The Let's Overreact to One Game Post

The Let's Overreact to One Game Post
Theo Epstein is a very smart man. Hard hitting analysis that you only get from me, I know. But he is very quotable, and one of the things he said early on in his Cubs tenure has really stuck with me. That was something to the effect of baseball is a game best enjoyed from... Read more »

Is Kyle Schwarber Primed For A Bounce Back In 2018?

Is Kyle Schwarber Primed For A Bounce Back In 2018?
Kyle Schwarber entered the 2017 on an incredible high. After tearing his ACL in the second game of the 2016 season, he had miraculously returned just six months later to serve as the Cubs designated hitter in the World Series. And, after collecting seven hits and three walks in just 20 plate appearances in Chicago’s... Read more »

Should Kris Bryant hit leadoff in 2018?

Should Kris Bryant hit leadoff in 2018?
Last season, Cubs manager Joe Maddon made a bold move with his lineup with established leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler in St. Louis. He hit young slugger Kyle Schwarber leadoff to begin 2017. Schwarber’s mix of power and on base skills (16 homers with a .355 OBP in 69 games his rookie year) made him an... Read more »
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Small Ways the Cubs Can Improve in 2018: Plate Discipline

Small Ways the Cubs Can Improve in 2018: Plate Discipline
Last week, I noted that there are three small ways that the Cubs can do better in 2018. And like I acknowledged then, this is not to suggest that the Cubs had many flaws last season. It’s hard to find a whole lot of fault in a 92-win team that advances to the NLCS. But... Read more »