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Reds 6, Cubs 3: This space intentionally left blank

Reds 6, Cubs 3: This space intentionally left blank

The Cubs lost their second in a row in Cincinnati. This road trip is not going the way we had expected it to go, no, not one bit. The Cubs lost to the Reds 6-3 Friday night, their second straight defeat to a team they had utterly dominated from 2015-17 (40-17, and 20-8 at GABP). So far this year: 3-4, despite outscoring the Reds 33-20. (Three blowout wins will do that sort of thing.) Luis Castillo held the Cubs hitless through three, the only baserunners being a walk to Ben Zobrist in the first and Chris Gimenez reaching on an error in the third. Meanwhile, the Reds had taken a 1-0 lead on...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 13, 2018
Brewers 4, Cubs 0: Just the facts

Brewers 4, Cubs 0: Just the facts

I watched this game so you didn’t have to. Tyler Chatwood walked only two batters in five innings in Tuesday’s 4-0 Cubs loss to the Brewers. Yay? Well, yes, yay for this, at least: Tyler Chatwood this season - number of batters faced before first walk of game (in order by start):0, 11, 2, 1, 0, 0, 6, 12, 2, 1, 0, 3, 10— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) June 13, 2018 That’s about the only positive takeaway I can post about this otherwise dull, drab defeat. The Cubs managed just two singles and two walks; just one Cubs runner got past first base: Ben Zobrist, in the second inning,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 12, 2018
2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 63

2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 63

Cubs score six runs on Brewers’ normally dominant bullpen to win 7-2 Most close games have that moment. On Sunday, it was Tommy La Stella pinch hitting for Kyle Hendricks in the bottom of the fifth inning. That moment is the point where the discussion for the cycle until the next game (and sometimes beyond) is determined. That point last night was in the eighth inning with Albert Almora Jr. at the plate. He lifted a deep fly ball into the gap. I thought for a moment the ball might get out of the park. Ben Zobrist thought for a moment that it might hit off the wall left of center and was...
Cubbies Crib Jun 3, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Ben Zobrist has become “Mr. Clutch”

The hot-then-cold Chicago Cubs offense needed consistency. Someone needed to provide a spark. At 37 years old, Ben Zobrist has seemingly become that spark. Way back in 2015, a few short months after helping lead the Kansas City Royals to their first World Series title in 35 years, Ben Zobrist landed with the Chicago Cubs […] Chicago Cubs: Ben Zobrist has become “Mr. Clutch” - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.bostonherald.com Jun 1, 2018
Quintana, Zobrist lead Cubs to 5-1 win over banged-up Mets

Quintana, Zobrist lead Cubs to 5-1 win over banged-up Mets

NEW YORK — Everything went so well Thursday night for the Chicago Cubs that free-swinger Javier Baez even drew a walk."We forgot to get the ball," manager Joe Maddon said in jest. "Not for him. For me."Jose Quintana pitched six shutout innings, Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer and Chicago beat the banged-up New York Mets 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series.Zobrist also doubled and singled in the leadoff spot as the Cubs won for the fourth time in five games. Chicago improved to 2-8 at Citi Field since the 2015 NL Championship Series.An inconsistent Quintana (6-4) continued his run of...

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