Game 65 Recap: Brewers 1, Cubs 0

Oh good, another one of these. Joe Maddon decided to keep Kris Bryant out of the starting lineup for today’s finale against the Brewers after KB endured an 0-for-15 slump over the past four games. This has been one of Maddon’s favorite methods of lineup management with the idea being that Bryant has more time […]


Game 64 Recap: Brewers 4, Cubs 0

What you need to know: The Cubs offense never got anything going against Chase Anderson, scratching out only one infield hit in seven innings against the Brewers starter. Tyler Chatwood spent more time around the strike zone that he has recently, but Travis Shaw drilled two doubles in his first two at-bats, plating four early runs […]


The Cubs’ Defense Has Returned To Excellence

The 2016 Chicago Cubs won the World Series due to a variety of factors, but their defense was something they could truly hang their hat on. Their historically good defense led the league, by a large margin, with a .731 Defensive Efficiency Rating, according to, and a .745 Defensive Efficiency, according to our Baseball […]


Game 61 Recap: Cubs 2, Pirates 0

What You Need to Know: It was the Jon Lester show at Wrigley, as the veteran lefty submitted his second straight start of seven innings and no runs. A leadoff hit by pitch of Kris Bryant and a misplayed Jason Heyward double led to two runs in the Cubs’ first, and that was all they would […]


Game 60 Recap: Cubs 3, Pirates 1

What  You Need To Know: When a team gets really rolling, it doesn’t win every game by 10 (unless it’s 2016). A rolling team can methodically rack up wins and surge up the standings, though. That’s what the Cubs are doing at the moment. Mike Montgomery did more floating like a butterfly than stinging like a bee […]

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