Game 73 Recap: Marlins 9 Cubs 6

This infuriating game started ominously, with walking periodontal testimonial John Lackey throwing 26 pitches in the first inning and allowing a run to the ageless Ichiro Suzuki on the classic walk/stolen base/single/sac fly combination. The Cubs made us think everyone would be OK as they pulled ahead 4-1 on homers by Miguel Montero and Addison Russell, but they couldn’t […]


Game 61 Recap: Cubs 13 Braves 2

There were two schools of thought when the Cubs lost the first game of this series to one of the worst teams in baseball (literally): The more prevalent was “Hey, that’s baseball. Shrug.” But there was also a surprisingly vocal minority of “Hey, what the hell? The Braves are one of the worst teams in baseball—we shouldn’t […]


Game 52 Recap: Cubs 7 Dodgers 2

If you’d known that the Cubs would score 2, 0, and 2, runs in the first three games against the Dodgers, you’d figure they’d be lucky to be battling for a split on a perfect day at Wrigley. (And if you’d known Clayton Kershaw wasn’t going to pitch, well, you should be playing the lottery and not theorizing about baseball minutia.) And […]


Know Your (2016) Enemy: Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers, after years of rough draft classes and tough breaks, are finally in rebuilding mode, and it’s pretty obvious they’ve got a long way to go. But thanks to new management, a good draft last year and a few decent trades, there’s at least a little light at the end of this dairy-infused tunnel. […]