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Chicago Cubs face an interesting dilemma with Addison Russell

Addison Russell has continued to impress with the glove, but not with the bat in 2018. What should the Chicago Cubs do if he continues to struggle at the plate? A former top prospect, Addison Russell seemed ready to take the next step as recently as 2016. He drove in a career-best 95 runs, becoming the first […] Chicago Cubs face an interesting dilemma with Addison Russell - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 10, 2018
Pirates 7, Cubs 1: You make the call

Pirates 7, Cubs 1: You make the call

Could the Cubs have turned this game around with some different moves? Here’s the situation. The Cubs are trailing the Pirates 1-0 going into the bottom of the fifth. Addison Russell leads off the inning with a single, the tying run on base. Chris Gimenez is the next hitter. He’s a double-play candidate. Would you have had him bunt? I might have — especially with the third baseman playing back — but Joe Maddon didn’t. And Gimenez hit what could have been a double-play ball, but Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer booted it. Well, now you have two men on base, and the tying run in...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 28, 2018
Cubs 7, Pirates 0: Mike Montgomery and home runs

Cubs 7, Pirates 0: Mike Montgomery and home runs

Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell Mike Montgomery, well-rested (unlike his Cubs teammates) Monday afternoon, made his case for a spot in the starting rotation with 5⅔ shutout innings against the Pirates. The Cubs added home runs from Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell and defeated the Pirates 7-0 in the first of a three-game series. Montgomery flew ahead to Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon and took a perfect game into the fifth, until Corey Dickerson singled with one out in that frame. The Cubs had taken the lead in the second, thanks to Rizzo [VIDEO]. Rizzo’s blast was his seventh of the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 20, 2018
Cub Tracks crafts another winner

Cub Tracks crafts another winner

Where’s the kaboom? and other bullets Cubs win!Final: #Cubs 10, #Reds 0. #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/RTJn8FACfo— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 20, 2018 Final (11):#Reds 5, #Cubs 4.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 19, 2018 Previously, Cub Tracks passed on the chili. Weak sauce with cinnamon isn’t my favorite — I prefer meat loaf. Addison Russell made like Clark Kent and changed in a phone booth for that game. Good thing it wasn’t a Tardis. Tom Baker would look really funny at short. He’s supposed to be at first, but perhaps he didn’t succeed there. (cue laugh track) Moldy...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 19, 2018
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Saturday 5/19 Game 1, 12:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Saturday 5/19 Game 1, 12:10 CT

The Cubs go for two in a row over the Reds. Sigh. Here we go again with a forecast of rain. So: Notes: Addison Russell is 21-for-59 (.356) with 11 runs, eight RBI and a .426 OBP in his last 18 games since April 26. Friday night, Russell became just the fourth Cubs shortstop since 1997 to record at least four hits and a stolen base in a game. And it’s a fun list: Neifi Perez (9/10/04 vs. the Marlins), Ryan Theriot (3 times, last done 4/25/10 at Milwaukee) and Starlin Castro (4/23/11 vs. the Dodgers). The Cubs have drawn 55 walks in their last 11 games, averaging five per game over that...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 19, 2018
Cubs 8, Reds 1: Now that’s more like it

Cubs 8, Reds 1: Now that’s more like it

The Cubs got timely hitting and solid pitching and took the first game in Cincinnati. Rain delayed the start of Friday night’s Cubs/Reds game in Cincinnati by more than an hour and a half, and once it did begin, Cubs batters began raining hits on Reds pitching. The first five Cubs hit safely; by the time an out was recorded by Homer Bailey in the top of the first, three Cubs runs had scored and they were well on their way to an 8-1 win over the Reds. RBI hits in the first inning went to Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and Addison Russell. Russell wound up with a 4-for-4 evening and also...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 19, 2018
Cub Tracks passes on the chili

Cub Tracks passes on the chili

Addison Russell makes like Clark Kent, and other bullets Cubs win!Final: #Cubs 8, #Reds 1. #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/gknqYisKD7— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 19, 2018 Cub Tracks went south, just like the Cubs did, that last game played in Atlanta, in which we discussed the best defensive player in baseball and other bullets, and other bullets and featured some musical numbers by the Atlanta Rhythm Section, one of the great ensembles of yesteryear. Today we have items related to last night’s tilt with the Skyline Chili Fanciers in a game played between the raindrops, which ended up...

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