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Game 146 Recap: Cubs 4, Nationals 3

What You Need To Know: In a make-up game that neither team wanted to play and no one wanted to watch, the Cubs easily cruised to a one-run win that was never all that tense and got out of D.C. and back to Chicago about as cleanly as could be asked in this piss-poor situation. What’re […]

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The Bullpen And September, A Rough Nexus

With the NL Central race having gone the opposite way we’d hoped (and thought, really), there are rising blood pressures and clenching… well, you know what’s clenching, around the Northside and Greater Cubdom. And it goes beyond just gaining a third-straight division crown. The concerns extend into October, because after all, it’s that upon which the Cubs’ success […]

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Edwards and Rosscup: How to Turn Two Erratic Specialists into One Jam-Defusing Buzzsaw

The Cubs called up right-handed reliever Carl Edwards, Jr. on Monday, adding an extra arm to their bullpen for a stretch run that seems sure to include at least one bullpen day and a plethora of opportunities for mop-up or emergency appearances, like the one he made in his big-league debut Monday afternoon. Edwards pitched […]