Tag: Javier Baez

Heating Back Up (Hopefully)--Cubs 9 Tigers 3

Heating Back Up (Hopefully)--Cubs 9 Tigers 3
The Tigers are not a good team, but the Cubs needed this win to get back on track. The Cubs managed to hang on yesterday to avoid the sweep, but today saw the Cubs looking like the team that rolled out to their best start since 1907. These games frequently can be traced back to... 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 »

Bats Hot, Bullpen Less So but Winning is Fum--Cubs 8 Reds 5

Bats Hot, Bullpen Less So but Winning is Fum--Cubs 8 Reds 5
It was a pretty similar affair as last night’s delayed gratification win. The bullpen did not make nearly as much of a nail-biter, but the Cubs followed a familiar formula to victory. The Cubs bats provided an early lead, and a solid start put the Cubs in an easy position. The bullpen made it closer... Read more »
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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 »

Flatliners--Pirates 3 Cubs 2

Flatliners--Pirates 3 Cubs 2
Siri what is the worst possible way to lose four in a row? WPA CHART Source: FanGraphs The first sixteen hitters in this one were set down in order in three and half innings that made Rob Manfred smile. The Pirates were the first to reach base with a one out Jacob Stallings single in... Read more »

And Exhale--Cubs 6 Athletics 5

And Exhale--Cubs 6 Athletics 5
The Cubs held onto a wild one at Wrigley as the good times at home continued. The loss of Kimbrel in the bullpen was felt immediately, but the Cubs might have a 2.5 game lead with the Cardinals trailing in Los Angeles currently. It was mentioned on the Cubs broadcast, but two shortstops each hitting... Read more »
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Javy is Magic--Cubs 6 Padres 5

Javy is Magic--Cubs 6 Padres 5
The human brain looks for patterns innately. It is just one of those things that we do to make sense of the world around us. Our brains are so hardwired to do this that they will invent patterns when none exist. An example of this could be how the past two games have been eerily... Read more »

The Den Podcast - Ep 36: Jared Meets Cookie Monster, Cubs Sloppy, Zobrist's affect, & ASG and HR Derby

The Den Podcast - Ep 36: Jared Meets Cookie Monster, Cubs Sloppy, Zobrist's affect, & ASG and HR Derby
Jared joins Myles to talk about his experience meeting Cookie Monster at Wrigley. Plus more on the Cubs struggles defensively and what affect Zobrist could be having. Also, some ASG and HR Derby stuff.

Qwinning--Cubs 6 Reds 0

Qwinning--Cubs 6 Reds 0
Jose Quintana pitched perhaps not as well as his score line indicated with the Reds threatening multiple times. However, Q didn’t add to his own troubles with any free base runners and also never yielded a Jon Heyman huge hit. Pedro Strop was one of three Cubs relievers to plunk a Cincinnati Red. The 3-0... Read more »
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Handsome Victory--Cubs 3 Cardinals 1

Handsome Victory--Cubs 3 Cardinals 1
The baseball gods line up in certain ways that favor and oppose your team over a 162 game season. Or at least that is the way it certainly feels to any fan of a baseball club. This afternoon was a day that certainly seemed like it was a merely a pending transaction the Cubs had... Read more »