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Shifting winds?

August 12, 2018

Cubs win!!

David Bote walk off grand slam…keep him on the team!

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/1028841261027840002/video/1

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WANTED: Starting pitching.

August 11, 2018

WTF?

NO WAY the Cubs win anything this year if the mediocre starting pitching isn’t fixed…SOON.

“A stunned sold out Wrigley Field watched Jon Lester walk off the field after pitching just 3.2 innings while giving up eight earned runs against the Nationals. The outing raised his 2nd half ERA to 10.33 after compiling a 2.58 first half mark. The start contributed to the Cubs pitching woes — they ranked 9th in starter’s ERA in the NL coming into the game.” — Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer

Too close for comfort.

August 3, 2018

Cubs are barely holding onto 1st place, and only 6 games separate the Cubs, Brewers, Cards and Pirates.

Cubs pitching has been suspect, and they almost blew it today against the Padres.

What do you think?

Cubs heading towards the break on a positive note…(so far).

July 5, 2018

Javier Baez steals home again as Cubs rally for sixth straight comeback win

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24000138/javier-baez-steals-home-again-chicago-cubs-rally-6th-straight-comeback-win

The bats have come alive (Chili Davis appears to be an upgrade). Lester is pitching like an ace. Bullpen has been better of late.

If the pitching staff gets healthy and settles down, I like their chances. Milwaukee is playing well but they have to prove that they can go the distance.

Hoping that Hendricks returns to a better form, and that Darvish doesn’t turn out to be a bust.

My frendts, what do you think?

Captain Hook?

June 11, 2018

Interesting article…I am a Joe maddon fan…but I would have left Hendricks in yesterday…(to be clear, the photo is from a different game).

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-cubs-pirates-20180610-story.html

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Thoughts? Ernie, don’t hold back! ­čÖé

Cubs thread

June 2, 2018

What do you think?

The Cubs are playing well…largest run differential in NL, but they still trail the Brewers and Cards/Pirates are 1 1/2 back.

I’ll start. Arrieta. Was it too soon to part ways?

(from http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/30145/jake-arrieta)

News: Arrieta (5-2) picked up the win Tuesday, throwing seven shutout innings with five strikeouts while allowing six hits and two walks against the Dodgers. (Wed May 30)

Spin: Arrieta wasn’t in much trouble most of the night, as all six hits allowed were singles. He’s now struck out 12 and gone 13.2 innings without allowing a run over the last two starts, and finishes May with a microscopic 0.90 ERA over five starts and 30 innings. His 6.2 K/9 is still significantly down from past years — 8.7 K/9 was his lowest mark in four full seasons with the Cubs — but he’ll carry a tidy 2.16 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into his next start Sunday against the Giants.

Cue Yeti…

April 22, 2018

yeah, right…the season just started.

Arrieta, so far. Darvish?  pfffft.

Arrieta 2018

GP GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
3 3 0 0 17.2 11 6 4 1 6 16 2 0 86.3 0.96 .180 2.04

Thoughts?

And they’re off…..

March 31, 2018

It would be refreshing to see the Cubs get off to a good start this year…which made last night’s 17 inning 2-1 loss very disappointing, especially against the Marlins.

Your thoughts on the Cubs welcomed here. Will they return to the WS in 2018?

Thx for the memories…

March 11, 2018

Arrieta to the Phillies. Expected deal is 2-5 years.

Thoughts?

meanwhile, back in Wrigleyville…..

October 26, 2017

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21170994/chicago-cubs-fire-hitting-pitching-third-base-coaches