Tag: Ian Happ

The New Normal--Cardinals 3 Cubs 1

The New Normal--Cardinals 3 Cubs 1
Well the 2020 Cubs have been consistent. Their games have felt very similar in the first couple of weeks with the team rolling out to their best start since 1907. But like everything else in 2020, their new normal positively sucks. The Cubs have found the absolute quickest way to wash away the positive vibes... Read more »

No No-No But Still Good--Cubs 4 Brewers 2

No No-No But Still Good--Cubs 4 Brewers 2
So last night I questioned the realness of this incredible start to the season. This is the best start the Cubs have had since 1907, for the record. There was some discussion in the comments about whether or not this season counts and how real this year being held together with baling wire and duct... Read more »

That's Chatty--Cubs 4 Pirates 3

That's Chatty--Cubs 4 Pirates 3
The story of the game was Tyler Chatwood on the mound. Adam Frazier led off the game with a double and then Chatwood proceeded to retire the next three batters to end the inning. He walked Bryan Reynolds before Chatwood set down the Buccos in order for the next five innings. Chatwood mixed in every... Read more »
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Sanitizing 2019--Cubs 3 Brewers 0

Sanitizing 2019--Cubs 3 Brewers 0
Recaps are going to be slightly different in 2020, and the short version is that this is most likely what you will get immediately after a game in 2020. A full explanation of what is happening and why will be posted below.* The Cubs had to wait an awfully long time for it, but the Northside ball... Read more »

Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut

Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut
Dear Cubs Den Readers: In the wake of recent developments, Cubs Den is doing it’s part in trying to provide their readers with continual Cubs content. To that end, please enjoy this article recently publish at Prospects1500. In 2018, most prospect lists for the Chicago Cubs had any one of shortstop Aramis Ademan, right-handed pitcher Jose Albertos, or... Read more »

Cubs Game Post 8/25

Cubs Game Post 8/25
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Sunday: 1:20 PM CT on TBS/WGN/670AM Lineups Nationals 1. Trea Turner (R) SS 2. Victor Robles (R) CF 3. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B 4. Juan Soto (L) LF 5. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) 1B 6. Kurt Suzuki (R) C 7. Brian Dozier (R) 2B 8. Gerardo Parra (L) RF 9. Stephen... Read more »
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Cubs Game Post 8/9

Cubs Game Post 8/9
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Friday: 6:10 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Jason Heyward (L) CF 2. Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF 3. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 5. Javier Baez (R) SS 6. Ian Happ (S) 2B 7. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 8. Victor Caratini (S) C... Read more »

Getting Offensive--Cubs 12 Reds 5

Getting Offensive--Cubs 12 Reds 5
The Cubs bullpen was supposed to be the weak link, and it probably is with roughly a bajillion relievers on the IL. The hope was that the Cubs lineup could finally produce like the pedigrees of their many talented young hitters suggests it should. The formula was to ride the starting staff and that offensive lineup to... Read more »

Cubs Game Post 8/7

Cubs Game Post 8/7
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Wednesday: 1:20 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Athletics 1. Marcus Semien (R) SS 2. Matt Chapman (R) 3B 3. Matt Olson (L) 1B 4. Mark Canha (R) CF 5. Chad Pinder (R) LF 6. Stephen Piscotty (R) RF 7. Jurickson Profar (S) 2B 8. Dustin Garneau (R) C... Read more »
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Cubs Game Post 7/28

Cubs Game Post 7/28
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Sunday: 1:10 PM CT on ABC-7/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Robel Garcia (S) 2B 2. Willson Contreras (R) C 3. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 4. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 5. Javier Baez (R) SS 6. Jason Heyward (L) RF 7. Ian Happ (S) CF 8. Kyle Schwarber (L) LF 9. Jose... Read more »