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  • cubbies.4ever 07/04/2019 - 6:32pm (View in context)

    I don't think the fireworks tonight could possibly compare to what could be coming July 12th weekend when the Cubs get the Pirates at home.  Anyone want to take bets on who will be the one to clear the benches, maybe Hamels will be back by then.

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 5:28pm (View in context)

    First Cubs player to homer and triple in his first major league start since ...

    Starlin Castro on 5/7/2010

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 5:20pm (View in context)

    Well done sir!!! Happy Fourth to all

     

  • crunch 07/04/2019 - 5:14pm (View in context)

    garcia a double away from the cycle

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 5:14pm (View in context)

    Wow - Robel goes yard to dead center!

    This lead is almost big enough to put Descalso in the game. 

     

  • crunch 07/04/2019 - 5:10pm (View in context)

    currently the cubs are busy assaulting the ERA of PIT pitchers 

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 5:10pm (View in context)

    This might be the happiest I’ve ever seen Q with the Cubs - he was stoked coming home on Javy’s single. 

    https://twitter.com/cubs/status/1146902340299046913?s=21

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 5:00pm (View in context)

    Hopefully it doesn’t come down to that. Brewcrew lost 1-0 to the Reds - hold onto this one and Cubs will be tied for the division lead. 

     

  • Charlie 07/04/2019 - 4:49pm (View in context)

    Odds we see benches cleared at some point today? 25% ?slumping team, manager ejected, Bote hit in the head.

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 4:44pm (View in context)

    Surprised Bote staying in the game after taking a fastball(?) off the top of his helmet.

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 4:40pm (View in context)

    Nice job by Robel staying back on the breaking ball for his second hit. 

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 4:39pm (View in context)

    First a players only meeting, then a team meeting and now Joe’s been tossed from a game. Not much left in the bag. 

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 07/04/2019 - 4:21pm (View in context)

    Guess Joe didn’t want to stick around and see how we blow today’s lead!

     

  • crunch 07/04/2019 - 4:09pm (View in context)

    that’s the scouting report on almost the whole team.

    schwarb, baez, bote, etc

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 3:55pm (View in context)

    Damn they’re working over Bote with fastballs just above the strike zone. Launch angle guy kryptonite 

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 3:53pm (View in context)

    Nice at bat turns into a two out triple for Robel’s first MLB hit. All of Italy rejoices. 

     

  • crunch 07/04/2019 - 3:52pm (View in context)

    garcia triple!

    welcome to the bigtime

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 3:42pm (View in context)

    Good throw nails him. Sigh 

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 3:40pm (View in context)

    Improvement and thanks!

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 3:38pm (View in context)

    I understand JHey being unavailable last night in the ninth but no one (media) asked if KB was — seems well enough to play RF today.  Len didn‘t bring up KB but should have given KB has played a number of innings in the OF this year and otherwise. Joe has not hit the right buttons often enough in the command ship. Not all on him by any stretch but he’s slumping too. 

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 07/04/2019 - 3:30pm (View in context)

    Nope. But he did make contact with the breaking pitches this time.

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 3:26pm (View in context)

    Missed the Garcia at bat. Any fastballs in the zone?

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 3:24pm (View in context)

    Making up for it with stellar play in the field. 

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 07/04/2019 - 3:21pm (View in context)

    Len making his usual excuses for why Joe didn’t put in an OF for Willson last night. I feel like Len has delved deeper and deeper into becoming a huge homer.

     

  • crunch 07/04/2019 - 3:17pm (View in context)

    3 pitch K for garcia... 

     

  • crunch 07/04/2019 - 3:12pm (View in context)

    well, bryant is good to go

     

  • Mike Wellman 07/04/2019 - 2:14pm (View in context)

    Anywhere near Grand Marais, MN? I-Cubs are 31-14 away from home & 18-23 @ Principal Park. Is there a better road record in all of baseball this summer? Sure beats the sheet outta the C-Cub roadshow...

     

  • crunch 07/04/2019 - 1:48pm (View in context)

    schwarber / baez / bryant (RF) / rizzo / contreras / garcia(2nd) / bote(3rd) / almora / Q

     

  • Arizona Phil 07/04/2019 - 12:26pm (View in context)

    The Cubs have released 3B Jesse Hodges. 

     

  • Eric S 07/04/2019 - 10:20am (View in context)

    They said on the tv broadcast that statcast put the catch probability at 40%.  Agree that JHey and KB make it but I really can’t fault Contreras, particularly after his outstanding play in the eighth.  It took a lot of breaks for the Cubs to get that lead (Strop’s pickoff of Marte on review, Willson’s outstanding throw and Caratini‘s overall play) — good fortune ran out in the 9th. 🤷‍♂️

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 07/04/2019 - 10:10am (View in context)

    On the one hand, I absolutely agree with you.

    On the other, that’s kinda how we got into this mess of basically having 8 average to above average MLB position players and like 3 pitchers in Theo era grow from drafted/ international signing to actual MLB innings for Cubs.

    Look at the best run orgs. They don’t operate that way. I think the Cubs really, really need to scout their own organization a little better. 

     

  • George Altman 07/04/2019 - 9:50am (View in context)

    There.is NO ONE I wouldn't trade from Cubs prospects, if I  believed that new player(s) would get them to the World Series. NO ONE. Not one of them projects to be 60-65 MLB starter.

     

  • Charlie 07/04/2019 - 9:31am (View in context)

    Agreed. Contreras probably needed to slide to make the catch; he looked to me like he was distracted by the possibility of running into the fence. Heyward does it no problem. KB probably gets there and makes the catch. Schwarber doesn't get there in time.

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 07/04/2019 - 9:02am (View in context)

    I think any of our outfielders who get to that ball make that catch. Probably throughout the system. That one is on Joe.

    Baddison’s brain fart is on no one but himself.

     

  • Charlie 07/04/2019 - 8:34am (View in context)

    I wonder if Joe even thought to bring in a defensive replacement in the 9th. Contreras looked like a pro on the play in the 8th. But I absolutely think a healthy-ish Heyward makes that 9th inning catch.

    Russell throwing home was a mistake from a player not playing out of position, though.

     

  • QuietMan 07/04/2019 - 7:51am (View in context)

    Jon Heyman reporting $950K for Hearn.

     

  • Arizona Phil 07/03/2019 - 11:18pm (View in context)

    The Cubs have officialy signed C Ethan Heard (6th round pick - Mobile Christian School - Mobile, AL) and RHP Tyler Schlaffer (9th round pick - Homewood-Flossmoor HS - Flossmoor, IL). The bonuses have not yet been reported, but Hearn was rumored to be getting $1M (about $750K over-slot) and Schlaffer was rumored to be getting $250K (about $100K over-slot).  

     

  • crunch 07/03/2019 - 10:11pm (View in context)

    this.

    i'm now a fan of australian rules football and curling.  baseball is for jerks.

     

  • Eric S 07/03/2019 - 10:05pm (View in context)

    Cubs now 5-28 when trailing after four innings. Jeebuz, that’s bad - flashbacks to 2013-14 and throw in a dash of Mike Quade. 

     

  • Eric S 07/03/2019 - 9:42pm (View in context)

    And the Brewers lost - I guess that helps. Meh

     

  • Charlie 07/03/2019 - 9:41pm (View in context)

    I straight up hate baseball after this bottom of the 9th inning.

     

  • Charlie 07/03/2019 - 9:40pm (View in context)

    The strikeout rate in the minors suggests the Happ comparison--34.2% at Iowa this year.

     

  • Eric S 07/03/2019 - 9:39pm (View in context)

    You wonder if both JHey and KB were that banged up that neither could come in for defense in the ninth?  Sure would have helped if Kimbrel handn’t walked the second batter - great at bat by that dude, laid off some nasty pitches. 

     

  • Eric S 07/03/2019 - 9:36pm (View in context)

    Definitely will give Garcia a chance - just having fun. With the way this season is shaping up, there’s going to be ample opportunity for dark humor ...

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 07/03/2019 - 9:34pm (View in context)

    Occupational hazard when you put a catcher in right field I guess. That 9ty inning was straight up painful.

    Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory 

     

  • Eric S 07/03/2019 - 9:33pm (View in context)

    Well, better than losing 18-5. Didn’t give up any runs in the first inning. Took the first lead. Actually had a lead in the ninth. Gotta take baby steps to winning a road (or any) game. 

     

  • crunch 07/03/2019 - 9:30pm (View in context)

    uggggghh

     

  • Eric S 07/03/2019 - 9:29pm (View in context)

    Wow. What the Cubs need is a closer. 

     

  • Eric S 07/03/2019 - 9:25pm (View in context)

    Doh!

     

  • Dolorous Jon Lester 07/03/2019 - 9:09pm (View in context)

    He’s had one big league at bat. He might be Ian Happ, but he might also be useful.

    Ian Happ, however, is still unfortunately for us, Ian Happ

     

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