Posts tagged "Nationals"

Silver Linings

Silver Linings
Last night was a dejecting loss. It felt like the universe had stolen something from this franchise. You can pick who you want to blame for the rainout, but the events that allowed for the Nationals to avoid one of the weakest parts of their postseason roster seems a cruel stroke of fate. A home... Read more »

What If?--Nationals 5 Cubs 0

What If?--Nationals 5 Cubs 0
This game had drama and intrigue for more than a day before the first pitch. The reason why the game was being played today. Who was going to pitch for the Nationals? Why did Stephen Strasburg have a change of heart? The narrative machine was in overdrive before Jake Arrieta‘s first pitch on a soggy... Read more »

Grand Larceny--Cubs 2 Nationals 1

Grand Larceny--Cubs 2 Nationals 1
The Cubs and Nationals have played three incredible baseball games. There are a few themes that have developed in these heart-stopping affairs. The starting pitching has been as good as advertised and more. The games have been incredibly tight with remarkable plays made by each side. One thing that changed was the amount of mistakes... Read more »
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When the Levee Breaks--Cubs 3 Nationals 0

When the Levee Breaks--Cubs 3 Nationals 0
Postseason baseball is finally here. I am not sure what the 6 other games that were played after game 162 was completed prior to the Cubs and Nationals, but I don’t recognize games averaging 12 runs as play off baseball. The Cubs and Nationals had two starters at the top of their game absolutely dueling... Read more »

Fun Times at Wrigley Field--Nationals 9 Cubs 4

Fun Times at Wrigley Field--Nationals 9 Cubs 4
Oh it was such a perfect day. Jon Lester took the mound and decided he had enough of the first inning runs. He took matters into his own hand by striking out the side to start the game. Erick Fedde worked quickly and the Cubs hitters obliged in letting him get off the mound just... Read more »

Lineup Post 8/6/17

Lineup Post 8/6/17
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen: Sunday: 1:20 pm CT CSN/TBS/670 AM Lineups Cubs 1. Jon Jay (CF) 2. Kris Bryant (3B) 3. Anthony Rizzo (1B) 4. Willson Contreras (C) 5. Kyle Schwarber (LF) 6. Ian Happ (2b) 7. Jason Heyward (RF) 8. Javier Baez (SS) 9. Jon Lester (P) Nationals 1. Brian Goodwin (CF) 2. Howie Kendrick... Read more »
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Heck of a Preview--Cubs 7 Nationals 4

Heck of a Preview--Cubs 7 Nationals 4
If the season ended today, the Cubs would face the Nationals in the first real round of the postseason. You’ve heard that at least a million times. The Cubs still have some work to do before they can worry about any playoff matchup. These regular season matchups often don’t yield much useful data for postseason... Read more »

Lineup Post 8/5/17

Series preview is here. Watch/Listen: Saturday: 1:20 pm CT ABC-7/MLB-Network/670 AM   Lineups Cubs 1. Jon Jay (CF) 2. Kris Bryant (3B) 3. Anthony Rizzo (1B) 4. Willson Contreras (LF) 5. Ben Zobrist (2B) 6. Alex Avila (C) 7. Jason Heyward (RF) 8. Javier Baez (SS) 9. John Lackey (P) Nationals 1. Brian Goodwin (CF) 2. Wilmer Difo (SS) 3. Bryce... Read more »

Series Preview: Cubs vs Nationals: 8/4-8/6

Series Preview: Cubs vs Nationals: 8/4-8/6
The Cubs just lost their first series in the second half of the season to the Wild Card leading Arizona Diamondbacks. It was an odd series for Chicago in which they scored 24 runs over the three games, but lost two of them. This weekend they welcome another contender to Wrigley Field, the first-place Washington... Read more »
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Everything is Awful--Nationals 6 Cubs 1

Everything is Awful--Nationals 6 Cubs 1
Confidence was not high heading into this series, and I think everyone would be pretty hapy to be standing level one game a piece at this point prior to the start of the series. The way that the Cubs achieved that though washes away any positive felings at this time. The Cubs played perhaps their... Read more »