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  • probably saturday depending on what they do with hammel (assuming friday for ham).

    crunch 4 hours 20 min ago
  • Lester is going to get one more start, right? It sure would be nice to see him get a shot at 20 wins.

    Charlie 4 hours 51 min ago
  • Nicely done! I think in my 10-14 games I went .500 or a little over. Strangely, I went to the Cards games they mostly lost (incl Saturday) and the one SF game they lost, plus a couple Brewers games they lost, too. I should have gone to just Reds games. But still - saw mostly very good baseball on the North Side this year. Regardless of what happens come October - the Cubs are positioned for some good times in the next 3-5 years.

    The E-Man 6 hours 16 min ago
  • Attaboy!

    billybucks 7 hours 8 min ago
  • First Cub victory at home this year for me!
    1-3
    Saw all four starters this year

    jacos 8 hours 32 min ago
  • RIP Arnie. We could use a lot more like you -- a man who succeeded and failed on his own terms, a true original, and, finally, a remarkable example of graciousness towards others.

    billybucks 16 hours 28 min ago
  • Cubs finish 33 over at home. I was, personally, one game over at 3-2, which was one of my better years in a while.

    I do hope that's the last time we see the Cardinals this year. A lot of power, which is dangerous, particularly in a short series, and they have really shut down KB all year.

    Oh, and Jon Lester? Damn!

    billybucks 16 hours 40 min ago
  • Yes. Boating accident at 3AM. Very sad, but stupid. Young men do stupid things.

    billybucks 17 hours 35 min ago
  • lester puts 2 on and is taken out at 96 pitches. oh well.

    edwards in.

    crunch 18 hours 19 min ago
  • 2 out in the 7th, lester at 84 pitches, ross taken out for the standing O.

    it's possible contreras will catch lester for another inning+.

    crunch 18 hours 26 min ago
  • What a weird day.  Jose Fernandez and Arnold Palmer, but then Scully and, on a much more modest level, Ross....

    Transmission 18 hours 59 min ago
  • d.ross gets his 2nd standing O on the night (last home game of the season)...hits HR #10...curtain call. baseball.

    crunch 19 hours 2 min ago
  • as a fan, he only "owes" us the game on the field and not getting in the way of others on his team being ready to play (imo).

    it's exponentially worse to his family and friends, but this dude most likely had 15+ years of play left and even though he just turned 24 a couple months ago he had already established himself as a top guy in the game.

    if you tossed out every team's roster and started over with a fresh draft i can't imagine he wouldn't be a top-20 overall 1st round pick out of the 750-1200 guys playing on a roster (most likely a top-10 pick for many teams). sure, he may have destroyed his shoulder next year and we'd lose him to obscurity like mark prior, but he never got a chance to blaze much of a professional path.

    how much better was he destined to be at the game? his upside could have been something they talk about 100+ years from now given what he had already shown. it sucks to lose that from the talent pool. it sucks that we've seen all the jose fernandez there is to see.

    crunch 22 hours 24 min ago
  • Carrie Muskat [email protected]

    Updated #Cubs probs vs Pirates: Mon, Hendricks vs Kuhl; Tue, Lackey vs Vogelsong; Wed, Arrieta vs Taillon; Thu, Zastryzny vs Nova

    crunch 22 hours 46 min ago
  • I know what you're trying to say, Charlie, that none of us feels what his loved ones must be feeling.

    On the other hand, what makes a death like this tragic is precisely the loss, based on Fernandez's youth and brilliance, to the baseball world.

    So, for example, we can say that Princess Diana's death meant more, in aggregate, to millions of admirers who didn't know her personally than to her loved ones.

    VirginiaPhil 22 hours 47 min ago
  • boston pitching snags a couple of mlb team records...

    "Over nine innings of play, Boston's staff struck out 11 straight Tampa Bay Rays hitters Sunday, breaking the major-league record for most consecutive strikeouts in a game.

    The previous record was held by former New York Mets right-hander Tom Seaver, who struck out 10 straight hitters in 1970.

    Not only that, but with a strikeout to end the ninth, sending the game into extras, Boston's staff also struck out an MLB-record 21 batters over nine innings."

    crunch 23 hours 12 min ago
  • What a loss to baseball, which I'm sure pales in comparison to the personal loss to his loved ones.

    Charlie 1 day 56 min ago
  • Somehow I am sensing alcohol was involved. The highest number of boating accidents by a wide margin...

    The E-Man 1 day 1 hour ago
  • crunch 1 day 3 hours ago
  • Reports this morning that Marlins' pitching ace Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident - just horrible news.

    Eric S 1 day 7 hours ago
  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

    link

    Arizona Phil 1 day 19 hours ago
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 2 days 46 min ago
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 2 days 47 min ago
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 2 days 59 min ago
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 2 days 1 hour ago
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 2 days 1 hour ago
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 2 days 1 hour ago
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 2 days 1 hour ago
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 2 days 1 hour ago
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 2 days 1 hour ago
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 2 days 2 hours ago
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 2 days 2 hours ago
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 2 days 2 hours ago
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 2 days 2 hours ago
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 2 days 5 hours ago
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 2 days 6 hours ago
  • Eh, I read it as tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek. VEB seems to have good heads on their shoulders.

    Brick 2 days 7 hours ago
  • May we never go down this road

    http://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2016/9/24/13037592/car...

    /Pathetic

    jacos 2 days 7 hours ago
  • That fatted calf is going to wish it was never born.

    Brick 2 days 8 hours ago
  • Pirates 6, Nationals 5.

    Mornington Crescent 2 days 14 hours ago
  • If they tie with the Nats, Cubs win, so the magic # only needs to get to a tie rather than an outright win.

    billybucks 2 days 20 hours ago
  • Ahhh, gotcha. Thanks!

    Brick 2 days 22 hours ago
  • old school Arietta today :)

    Rob G. 2 days 22 hours ago
  • last 100+ win season - 1938 (100).

    104 wins in 1909 + 1910. 107 in 1907. 116 in 1906.

    that's all of them.

    crunch 2 days 22 hours ago
  • 98 wins = most Cub wins in my 41 years on this planet.

    blockhead25 2 days 23 hours ago
  • Cubs are 8.5 up with 9.5 to go, so they still need one more win or Washington loss to guarantee the tie.

    Basically, the magic # that has been tracked has already taken into account the tiebreaker advantage.

    blockhead25 2 days 23 hours ago
  • So, does this mean the Cubs have home field advantage through the playoffs? Magic number is one, but they're ahead of the Nats in the season series? I think I've only heard that discussed here. Should we shout this from the rooftops and slaughter some fatted calves?

    Brick 2 days 23 hours ago
  • Petralta, Gyrko, Fat Adams is cards British version of million dollar infield.

    Million pound infield!
    Get it? Because they are all overweight!

    jacos 3 days 1 hour ago
  • no dice.

    apology rejected.

    suspended without pay.

    “As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday we began to examine all of our options in regard to his standing on the team,” Dipoto said. “Today we have informed him that he is suspended for the remainder of the season without pay.”

    bonus:

    my favorite comment about the suspension so far...from el los deadspino

    "The Venn diagram of people who will bring up the first amendment and censorship at this and people who think Kaepernick should be forced to leave the country is single circle."

    crunch 3 days 2 hours ago
  • With the recent decimation of Cleveland's rotation, Red Sox now are basically equal odds with Cubs to win their respective pennants.

    John Beasley 3 days 8 hours ago

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