Game Post 4/5


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1. Kolten Wong (L) 2B

2. Keston Hiura (R) 1B

3. Christian Yelich (L) LF

4. Avisail Garcia (R) RF

5. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF

6. Luis Urias (R) SS

7. Omar Narvaez (L) C

8. Orlando Arcia (R) 3B

9. Brett Anderson (L) P


1. Ian Happ (S) LF

2. Willson Contreras (R) C

3. Kris Bryant (R) RF

4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B

5. Javier Baez (R) SS

6. David Bote (R) 2B

7. Jake Marisnick (R) CF

8. Matt Duffy (R) 3B

9. Trevor Williams (R) P

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    This ump is missing a lot of pitches.

  • Okay, forget a rebuild. They look good!

  • In reply to cubs09:

    The famous SSS disclaimers of course,... but the pitching has looked generally quite good,... baserunning and defense have been generally solid,... and despite a unhappy number of strikeouts - offense looks pretty solid as well.

    I love seeing HRs,... don't get me wrong here,... but I do find it a bit concerning that so many runs are coming specifically from solo HRs.

  • In reply to drkazmd65:

    Yep, SSS. I agree with the pitching, defense, and base running. I was particularly impressed with Trevor Williams. The looks about the same to me, except Bryant might be returning to form (maybe he really was injured). It's so inconsistent.

    It's so early. And I know I personally overreact positively or negatively with whatever they do!

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    Can someone explain something to me? Bottom of the 8 th and we have a 2 run lead. It would be nice to add to that, the shift is on, so why doesn’t Rizzo bunt or hit it through the left side of the infield? He can handle the bat and it’s almost a sure single. If he does that enough maybe the shift is modified in the future.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    Easy to say, hard to do. I don't like extreme shifts. Schwarber was seventh in hard hit balls and had a 200 batting average. I know that there is no rule against it, but a third baseman should at least poosition himself on the left side of the infield. I think that it would be a more fan friendly game with hits and base runners, instead of just a three outcome result.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    I didn't get it in the 7th with Sogard on 3rd. I'd like to see more small ball in those situations too. Can't wait for cement mixers to bounce of the scoreboard all of the time.

  • Another well pitched game by a starting pitcher and pen. Cubs look like a good team. Of course, we are not through with the first week yet. Too bad about Tatis Jr. Those long expensive contracts are crazy risky. I hope the home team knows better. Not that the mlb needed another exhibit. Oh well, it's not my money.

  • I didn't understand bringing Williams back out in the 7th. He was clearly losing command in the 6th. That said the lead off walk in the 7th should have been standing ovation time.

    Stranding Sogard at 3rd?......Was really hoping to see a little Maddon rub off on Ross there with a squeeze play. Push the action. Be aggressive. Fortunately that run didn't matter.

    That's all the nit picking I've got. Good game good win.

    Let's hope Azolay has a good start to his season. I was a bit disappointed Mills didn't get a rotation spot I felt he earned. Of course after his 9th inning appearance......

    Off the wall observation.....Anderson gave me of Shawn Estes flashbacks. Very effective when keeping it down in the zone. But leave 'em up and it's instant BP.

  • I hope the Cubs offense isn't reverting back to their old ways. In 4 innings, 7 strikeouts from the first 6 batters.

    If Rizzo wants close to what he has been asking for, he had better wake up and start making contact with the ball.

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