Tag: Phillies

A Matter of Perspective--Phillies 9 Cubs 7

A Matter of Perspective--Phillies 9 Cubs 7
The Cubs had to settle for a series split against the Phillies. Jon Lester was not sharp and the Cubs were down from the third batter of the game. The Cubs were never able to level the score again, and yet this loss doesn’t feel nearly as bad as quite a few from this year... Read more »

Wheels and the not so broken Legman--Cubs 3 Phillies 2

Wheels and the not so broken Legman--Cubs 3 Phillies 2
It was déjà vu all over again at Wrigley. A Cubs starter again pitched a quality start but ended up with a no decision. The Cubs bats were active and created all sorts of traffic in the early frames. But the big hit alluded the league’s best offense for another night in a row. The... Read more »

Twice Snatched--Phillies 5 Cubs 4 (10 innings)

Twice Snatched--Phillies 5 Cubs 4 (10 innings)
The story lines don’t get much deeper for a late May game against an inter-division foe than the one tonight. Jake Arrieta made his return to Wrigley. The Cubs happened to line up the guy that replaced his spot in the rotation in Yu Darvish. The two dazzled for most of the evening with each... Read more »
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Another Checkmark on the Calendar--Cubs 8 Phillies 1

Another Checkmark on the Calendar--Cubs 8 Phillies 1
The Cubs train keeps on a rolling. The old formula worked just fine as Jon Lester was strong once again, and it has been to watch a turn through the rotation with every playoff starter looking strong. The Cubs offense has also done enough to assuage some fears about the lineup in the postseason. The... Read more »

Easy Win--Cubs 7 Phillies 1

The Cubs picked up the game they lost last night, and really it was just a fun night at the ballpark for the Cubs. Kyle Hendricks was solid again for another one of those larger stories we are watching, but tonight the story was the lineup breaking out early and often. Zach Eflin couldn’t settle... Read more »

Good Q, Bad L--Phillies 2 Cubs 1 (10 innings)

Good Q, Bad L--Phillies 2 Cubs 1 (10 innings)
The weather in Philadelphia last night matched the results of this one. The rain fell in the eraly innings and it seemed silly that the game was being played at all in the third or fourth inning. However the rains cleared and the Cubs were left with an extra inning loss and a few positives.... Read more »
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Baseballed--Phillies 6 Cubs 3

Baseballed--Phillies 6 Cubs 3
I don’t have much for this one. I get it. I should be upset that the Cubs lost a series against a bad team. This is a stretch that the Cubs need to be taking avantage of in the schedule, and they blew it. But baseball is going to baseball. At first it seemed like... Read more »

Winning is Fun--Cubs 17 Phillies 2

Winning is Fun--Cubs 17 Phillies 2
The sky stopped falling for an evening in Philadelphia. Of course it didn’t start out that way with Kyle Hendricks still doing his best Jamie Moyer impersonation. Freddy Galvis hit a bullet for a one out double in the first inning, and then Rhys Hoskins golfed a low change up for his 10th big league... Read more »

Play RISPy for Me--Cubs 5 Phillies 4

Play RISPy for Me--Cubs 5 Phillies 4
Another forumulaic come from behind win for the 2017 Cubs. The Cubs assured themselves at least a split of the series with their fifteenth win on the year. The Cubs RISP woes continue to regress to the mean as the Cubs got big hits. Jake Day is always happier with a W. Jake Arrieta started... Read more »
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Game 58 Preview--Cubs at Phillies-12:05 PM

Game 58 Preview--Cubs at Phillies-12:05 PM
The Rubber match is a strange expression. I giggle at the mention of rubber every time since I have the maturity level of a 14 year old, but the rubber match has not been a laughing matter for the Cubs. The team has faced 5 such games in the still young season, and they have... Read more »