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Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 17, 2019
MLB All-Star balloting update: Anthony Rizzo could use your help to make the final ballot

MLB All-Star balloting update: Anthony Rizzo could use your help to make the final ballot

Willson Contreras, Javier Báez and Kris Bryant also look to make the Starters Ballot. It’s the last week of primary voting for the 2019 MLB All-Star Game and if the first-ever Starters Ballot were printed today seven Cubs would be on that ballot. No team in Major League Baseball has more than All Stars on the ballot as of this update. The Braves are the only other team in the National League with seven possible All Stars on the Starters Ballot, and the Yankees also have seven players who would make the cut as of today. Catcher - Willson Contreras has a sizable lead Willson Contreras had...
Cubbies Crib Jun 17, 2019

Chicago Cubs: The intangible of perseverance that will take this team far

Players like Anthony Rizzo and Yu Darvish have shown perseverance throughout their careers, and this intangible will help the Chicago Cubs down the stretch Coming off a tough week on the road, the Chicago Cubs dropped two key series to the Colorado Rockies and Dodgers, moving them out of first in the division. With just […] Chicago Cubs: The intangible of perseverance that will take this team far - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 16, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers preview, Sunday 6/16, 6:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers preview, Sunday 6/16, 6:05 CT

The Cubs go for a win over the best pitcher in baseball this year. Happy birthday to former Cubs star Kerry Wood, who turns 42 today. (42? How can that be possible?) Notes for Sunday: HITLESS WONDERS: Saturday night marked the first time in franchise history that the Cubs won a game at Dodger Stadium with three hits or fewer. TONY THE SLUGGER: Anthony Rizzo last night hit his 19th homer, already only six short of his 2018 season total. Last year he hit his 19th homer on August 21 in the team’s 124th game. He is currently on pace for 44 homers and 118 RBI in 2019, both of which would...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 16, 2019
Cubs 2, Dodgers 1: Anthony Rizzo saves the day

Cubs 2, Dodgers 1: Anthony Rizzo saves the day

The Cubs first baseman won this game with a ninth-inning homer. I’m going to start this recap of Saturday night’s 2-1 Cubs win over the Dodgers at the end, because that’s when the important stuff happened. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen hit Kris Bryant with his first pitch. Then he threw two pitches to Anthony Rizzo that were well out of the strike zone. Just then, I thought, “Jansen’s going to have to throw a ‘get-me-over’ pitch and Anthony ought to be ready for that.” Man, was he ready. [VIDEO] Your browser does not support HTML5 video. When the story of the 2019 Cubs...

Rizzo's 2-run HR in 9th lifts Cubs over Dodgers 2-1

Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 15, 2019
Dodgers 5, Cubs 3: Déjà vu

Dodgers 5, Cubs 3: Déjà vu

Didn’t we see this game Thursday? Look at it this way. If the pattern of the first two games of this series continues, the Cubs will at least take the Dodgers into extra innings Saturday night and will win on Sunday. (That’s silly, of course. Patterns like this rarely continue.) Once again, the Cubs jumped out to a 2-0 first-inning lead Friday, and once again they stopped scoring at 3, while allowing the Dodgers five. Thus, a 5-3 loss was the result, their second straight in Los Angeles. That first inning looked very good. Kris Bryant singled and Anthony Rizzo followed with what at...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 14, 2019
Kyle Schwarber, prototypical leadoff masher

Kyle Schwarber, prototypical leadoff masher

The Cubs leadoff experiment may be over Since Dexter Fowler left Chicago and signed with the St. Louis Cardinals the Cubs have lacked a traditional leadoff hitter. Various people have stepped into the role with different skill sets including Ben Zobrist, Albert Almora Jr., Ian Happ, Jason Heyward and of course the “Greatest Leadoff Hitter of All Time” Anthony Rizzo. And, then of course, there was the other most prominent leadoff experiment: the 2017 Kyle Schwarber experiment. The 2017 Kyle Schwarber leadoff experiment was stunningly unsuccessful. It was such a poor fit for the Cubs...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 11, 2019
Willson Contreras, Javier Baez in the lead in this week’s N.L. All-Star balloting update

Willson Contreras, Javier Baez in the lead in this week’s N.L. All-Star balloting update

Willson, Javy, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant are all in a strong position to make the first-ever Starters Ballot. Voting for the MLB All Star Game has been open since May 28 and if you haven’t cast your daily ballots to vote for your favorite Cubs yet, you still have 10 days to get that done before the top three at each position advance to a 28-hour long Starters Election on June 26. Today we got our first glimpse at the vote totals by position from MLB. If the vote leaders were the starters today your MLB starters would be: MLB NL Starters as of 6.11 Under the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 7, 2019
BCB interview: Anthony Rizzo

BCB interview: Anthony Rizzo

The Cubs first baseman opened up about workouts, the team, the competition and more. The folks at BODY ARMOR sports drink, a company Anthony Rizzo has been an investor in since 2016, gave me the opportunity to talk with the Cubs first baseman by phone earlier this week. Here’s a lightly-edited (for clarity only) transcript of our discussion. BCB: Let’s talk about your workouts, and how you use BODY ARMOR. You’re turning 30 in August, so I’d like to know what kinds of things you’ve done to change your workouts and game preparation routine as you’re getting older, and how does...
Cubbies Crib Jun 3, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo kicking it up a notch so far in 2019

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has heated up early in 2019 as he looks to fight off a bevy of competition within the National League Central. We all know about the influx of competition that came into the National League Central this past offseason – all of which only make things tougher for the […] Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo kicking it up a notch so far in 2019 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 2, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Sunday 6/2, 1:15 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Sunday 6/2, 1:15 CT

The Cubs kind of need this one. Hey, here’s some good news: The St. Louis weather forecast for today! Today Sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 8 to 10 mph. Absolutely perfect weather for baseball. Fun fact of the day, after Anthony Rizzo’s homer Saturday night: #Cubs career HR list6. Aramis Ramírez 2397. Gabby Hartnett 2318. ANTHONY RIZZO 206 (one tonight)9. Bill Nicholson 205— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) June 1, 2019 Rizzo has 16 home runs this year. He’s on pace for (about) 45. If he gets there, he’ll pass Gabby Hartnett into seventh place on...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 2, 2019
Cardinals 7, Cubs 4: ‘Twas the night before a day game

Cardinals 7, Cubs 4: ‘Twas the night before a day game

A poetic call for changes in the suspended game rule (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore). ‘Twas the night before a day game, the Cubs in St. Lou So gather ‘round, all, I’ve got a story for you.They lost seven to four, but that’s not the storyThe night was about rain, it fell with no glory It began well enough, this Saturday night gameThe Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo sent a ball to the seats [VIDEO]!And thus one to nothing, the Cubs had the leadThat did not last very long, as you’ll see Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Paul Goldschmidt, who as a DiamondbackUsed to give the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 29, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 53

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 53

The struggles continue in 9-6 loss to Astros as Cubs drop five of six Heavy sigh. Here we are again. Do you remember when it felt like the Cubs were invincible? It wasn’t that long ago. They had a pretty long run between losing any series between early April and mid-May. This long stretch of games has really cut the legs out of a red-hot Cubs ball club. Fatigue and injuries have clearly set in. With the departure of Ben Zobrist from the team, minor injuries to Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant have challenged an offensive core that is actually pretty shallow. Accordingly, the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 28, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros preview, Tuesday 5/28, 7:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros preview, Tuesday 5/28, 7:10 CT

The Cubs look to even up their series in Houston. Today’s weird fun fact: Odd: all three games where Addison Russell has homered this season, Albert Almora homered as well.May 15, May 25 and today. #Cubs— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 27, 2019 Notes: Anthony Rizzo yesterday hit his 15th homer of the season, a two-run shot off Gerrit Cole in the first inning. In doing so he became just the second Cubs left-handed hitter to reach 15 homers prior to June 1, joining Billy Williams, who hit 15 homers entering June 1970. Besides Rizzo and Williams, just four other Cubs have reached...
Cubbies Crib May 28, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo is seeing pitches and punishing mistakes

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is quietly putting together the best offensive season of his career as he eyes a second World Series championship. The bright spot of Monday’s series-opening loss to the Houston Astros? Anthony Rizzo launched his team-leading 15th home run of the season, a two-run shot that gave the Chicago Cubs […] Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo is seeing pitches and punishing mistakes - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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