Game 118 Recap: Brewers 7, Cubs 0

As the Brewers took a 7-0 lead into the ninth inning, a voice wearing the number 13 jersey inside the Cubs dugout could be heard whispering, “I accept your challenge.” What You Need to Know: If you get your baseball news from anywhere other than #cubstwitter, you’d know that the Cubs still have the best […]


The Cubs Are Gonna Be Alright: Reasons for Optimism

Last night’s result notwithstanding, The Cubs have stumbled a bit out of the All-Star break, going 13-11 against, overall, some pretty weak competition. This stretch of games has felt particularly concerning because it has fallen outside of the usual second half pattern of dominance the Cubs have established since Joe Maddon took over in 2015. It […]


Game 116 Recap: Nationals 9, Cubs 4

What You Need To Know:   Next Level: Well, it seems we do this after every Lester start the past month, but there’s no reason to start anywhere else. Eight earned runs while getting 11 outs. In 32 and 2/3rds innings since July 1st, he’s given up 35 earned runs. I don’t need to do the […]


Addison’s July Of Discontent

Addison Russell’s season certainly has had an up-and-down quality to it. His April basically ended up in a puddle, as he was trying out a new approach and using the opposite field more and more. That led to a pretty spirited May and June, with that new approach paying off and pitchers having to return […]

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