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The Cub Reporter Jun 26, 2015

Cubs @ Cardinals: Arrieta vs. Lackey (Game 72 Thread)

CHC (38-34): RHP Jake Arrieta (7-5, 3.07) STL (48-24): RHP John Lackey (6-4, 3.41) First pitch: 7:15pmCT Fowler# cf Rizzo* 1b Bryant 3b Montero* c Coghlan* lf Castro ss Baxter* rf Arrieta p Russell 2b   Wong* 2b Carpenter* 3b Peralta ss Reynolds 1b Heyward* rf Molina c Grichuk lf Jay* cf Lackey p Arrieta threw 122 pitches and had what we like to call a complete game shutout his last time out, against the Twins. This matchup is a redo of the May 7 game in St. Louis, when Arrieta gave up 5 runs (4 earned) in 5.1 and took the loss. The Cards are 28-133 (.211) against him. Heyward is...
Over the Monster Jun 24, 2015

Red Sox promote Sam Travis to Double-A Portland

And suddenly Portland is an interesting baseball team. Following close behind teammate Manuel Margot, Red Sox first baseman and 2014 second round draft pick Sam Travis is making the move from High-A Salem to Double-A Portland according to Alex Speier: Red Sox 2014 2nd-rounder Sam Travis, who hit .313/.378/.467 in Hi A Salem, has been promoted to Double A Portland, per ML source. — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) June 24, 2015 Travis is something of an oddity for the Red Sox farm system. While a few players spring to mind--Anthony Rizzo and Lars Anderson to pick out two names whose Red Sox...

Anthony Rizzo knows deserving All-Stars can get snubbed

The Cubs had three players selected to last year's All-Star team in Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija, who didn't get to participate on the NL squad because he was dealt to Oakland before the game.
Chicago Tribune Jun 22, 2015

Anthony Rizzo knows deserving All-Stars can get snubbed

The Cubs had three players selected to last year's All-Star team in Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija, who didn't get to participate on the NL squad because he was dealt to Oakland before the game.

Postgame Twinsights: Trevor May keeps the quality starts rolling

Twins starter Trevor May repeatedly worked out of jams Saturday, allowing only a single run on Anthony Rizzo’s two-out slap single to beat the shift in the third. May struck out the side in his final inning, a 30-pitch sixth. He finished with seven strikeouts and two walks while lowering his season earned run average to 4.03. "Trevor hung in there," Twins manager Paul Molitor said after May held the Chicago Cubs to one hit in seven at-bats with runners in scoring position. Starting with his 34th pitch of the day, May threw 20 consecutive strikes. The 25-year-old right-hander said […] The...
Plain Dealer Jun 18, 2015

Anthony Rizzo's Chicago Cubs wipe out Cleveland Indians, 17-0: DMan's Report, Game 64

The Cubs scored six in the second inning, four in the third and seven in the ninth Wednesday night at Progressive Field.
Washington Post Jun 4, 2015

Nationals’ Bryce Harper, Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo in the early NL MVP discussion

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has emerged as an early MVP candidate through the first third of the 2015 season. In the opposing dugout this weekend stands another MVP hopeful in Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. In May, Harper hit .360 with 13 home runs and 28 RBIs and was named NL player of the month. He’s becoming an all-around player with better defensive decisions and the ability to work counts and draw walks. Rizzo has been a model of consistency, entering Thursday’s game with a .317 batting average and .443 on-base percentage this season. Here are cases for and against Harper...

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