Tag: Yu Darvish

While Nero Fiddled--Cubs 6 Pirates 3

While Nero Fiddled--Cubs 6 Pirates 3
So I messed up the social media posts tonight with where the game tonight was played, but I think the tag line I gave the series preview was apt. The Cubs won with what is clearly their formula to success in the 2020. Yu Darvish was dominant and the offense continued to roll. The Cubs... Read more »

Familiar Feelings--Brewers 8 Cubs 3

Familiar Feelings--Brewers 8 Cubs 3
The Cubs started 2016 3-0. The Cubs started 1995 4-0. Those are the only times in the past twenty-five years that the Cubs have managed to win more than one game to start the season. It looked like the 2020 vintage might actually start the year with a winning streak. Yu Darvish was shaky but... Read more »

All Good Things--Reds 4 Cubs 2

All Good Things--Reds 4 Cubs 2
The Cubs winning streak is over and they are back in a tie for the final playoff spot. The Cardinals lost so that means it is a mere 2 games to not having to play in a do or die game again. But the Yelich-less Brewers continue to beat bad teams. It means that the... Read more »
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Cubs Game Post 9/17

Cubs Game Post 9/17
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Tuesday: 7:05 PM CT on ESPN/WCIU/670AM Lineups Reds 1. Josh VanMeter (L) 2B 2. Joey Votto (L) 1B 3. Eugenio Suarez (R) 3B 4. Aristides Aquino (R) RF 5. Tucker Barnhart (L) C 6. Phillip Ervin (R) LF 7. Brian O’Grady (L) CF 8. Jose Peraza (R) SS 9. Sonny... Read more »

Take That PECOTA--Cubs 4 Padres 1

The Cubs are one win away from matching their much discussed PECOTA projection win total from February this year. The enthusiasm surrounding a team clinging to a second Wild Card spot reaching that 79 win total is palpable. The Cubs haven’t taken 146 games to reach 79 wins in a season since they last failed... Read more »

Game Post 9/12

Game Post 9/12
Series preview can be found here. Watch/Listen Thursday: 2:40 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 2. Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF 3. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 4. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 5. Victor Caratini (S) C 6. Jason Heyward (L) CF 7. Ian Happ (S) 2B 8. Nico Hoerner (R) SS 9. Yu Darvish (R) P Padres 1. Greg Garcia (L) 2B 2. Nick Martini (L) LF 3. Wil Myers (R) CF 4. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B 5. Josh... 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 »

Tough Pill To Swallow--Brewers 3 Cubs 2

Tough Pill To Swallow--Brewers 3 Cubs 2
The Cubs lost in so many ways today. The hits began with the news that Javier Báez’s thumb wasn’t just a minor strain needing a few days rest but was indeed a hairline fracture. That put the Cubs star shortstop 2019 season in jeopardy. The Cubs then lost a game that never trailed until the... Read more »

Cubs Game Post 9/7

Cubs Game Post 9/7
Watch/Listen Saturday: 6:10 PM CT on WGN/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Albert Almora Jr. (R) CF 2. Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 4. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 5. David Bote (R) 2B 6. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 7. Addison Russell (R) SS 8. Victor Caratini (S) C 9. Yu Darvish (R) P... Read more »
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Title Cannot Be Blank--Brewers 4 Cubs 0

Does it make it any better that it wasn’t a road series loss at least? I didn’t think so because the Cubs looked like a dead ballclub after completing 18 scoreless frames against less than front line Brewers pitching. There is nothing that makes a team look deader though than a slumping lineup. The Cubs continue... Read more »