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Game 7 Recap: Brewers 5, Cubs 4

The game looked promising early on, but a rough fifth inning felled the Cubs in this one. We left with an exciting Javier Báez little league home run though! What You Need to Know: The first inning was fun! After two quick outs to start the game, the Cubs started a two-out rally via a Kyle […]

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Game 6 Recap: Cubs 8, Brewers 0

There’s something about rain delays. Everybody knows the story of the Cubs rallying to win the World Series after a 17-minute rain delay and some inspiring words from Jason Heyward during a player’s only meeting. It’s one of the more overplayed narratives of Cubs 2016 World Series lore, and even inspired an NBC documentary called […]

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MiLB Opening Day Is Today – What Are The Names to Know?

Today marks the beginning of the 2018 minor league season for Iowa, Tennessee, Myrtle Beach, and South Bend. Eugene, the two Mesa clubs, and the two Dominican squads begin in June. While spots may be limited—or even almost nonexistent—in Chicago for upcoming prospects, there are still several young players who could make a name for […]

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Contact, OBP, and an Early Slump

Monday evening, the Reds shut out the Cubs and allowed only two hits in the process. Sunday afternoon, the Marlins shut out the Cubs and scattered eight hits in the process. Had I heard of either starting pitcher before these two games? Well, no. Dillon Peters and Tyler Mahle are not world-beating pitchers (although Mahle […]

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Game 5 Recap: Reds 1, Cubs 0

Seriously?! Ever since the Cubs were eliminated by the Dodgers, we heard how important it was for them to get off to a good start in 2018. And throughout all of Spring Training, every player assured us that the team was focused on getting out of the gate the right way. It’s clear by now […]