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CBS Chicago Oct 20, 2017
Levine: Sluggish Cubs Go Quietly Against Dodgers

Levine: Sluggish Cubs Go Quietly Against Dodgers

"The Dodgers just out-executed us," Cubs infielder Ben Zobrist said.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 19, 2017
Cubs NLCS Game 5 lineup: Kyle Schwarber in again vs. Clayton Kershaw

Cubs NLCS Game 5 lineup: Kyle Schwarber in again vs. Clayton Kershaw

Joe's playing his hunch again. Here's how the Cubs will line up tonight against the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series: Here is tonight's #Cubs lineup.NLCS Game 5 preview: https://t.co/iReetvnkgl pic.twitter.com/ho2MCowtqN— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 19, 2017 I had thought Joe Maddon might give Ian Happ a start, but instead Ben Zobrist will play right field in place of Jason Heyward, who has slumped badly this postseason. You can be sure that if the Cubs have the lead in the late innings, Heyward will be in the game for defense, as he was iin Game 4. Joe...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 17, 2017
Cubs NLCS Game 3 lineup: Ben Zobrist leads off

Cubs NLCS Game 3 lineup: Ben Zobrist leads off

And Kyle Schwarber's back. Here is your Cubs lineup for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers, tonight at 8 p.m. CT at Wrigley Field: Here is tonight's #Cubs starting lineup.NLCS Game 3 preview: https://t.co/YgYHeHMzKd #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/HH7JZ9jsCJ— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 17, 2017 Kyle Schwarber started Game 1 and went 0 for 3, then sat on the bench and didn't even pinch hit in Game 2. The Cubs have had success in the past with Schwarber hitting second, so perhaps this will work. Javier Baez is 0 for 19 this postseason, so Joe Maddon is...
MLB Oct 14, 2017

Quintana gets call for Cubs in NLCS Game 1

More than anything, Jose Quintana's Cubs teammates praised his poise after a successful postseason debut earlier this week. In third baseman Kris Bryant's eyes, "you couldn't even tell it was his first start." Utilityman Ben Zobrist said "he just proved that he's a gamer." For those reasons and others, the Cubs selected Quintana over John Lackey to start National League Championship Series Game 1 on Saturday against the Dodgers, choosing one of baseball's least experienced postseason pitchers over one of its most.
Federal Baseball Oct 13, 2017
Dusty Baker on Washington Nationals’ season-ending 9-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs: “It was just a tough game to lose.”

Dusty Baker on Washington Nationals’ season-ending 9-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs: “It was just a tough game to lose.”

After four hours and thirty-seven minutes of baseball in the nation’s capital, the Washington Nationals’ season came to an end in a 9-8 loss to Chicago’s Cubs. WASHINGTON, D.C.: Max Scherzer came on in relief and took the mound with a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the NLDS with the Chicago Cubs. He retired the first two batters he faced. Then it all went pear-shaped. Willson Contreras hit a two-out single, pinch hitter Ben Zobrist sent a fly ball to left field for a second consecutive hit, and Addison Russell hit a sharp ground ball by third base to drive in two runs, 5-4...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 11, 2017
Cubs NLDS Game 4 lineup: Jason Heyward in, Kyle Schwarber out vs. Stephen Strasburg

Cubs NLDS Game 4 lineup: Jason Heyward in, Kyle Schwarber out vs. Stephen Strasburg

The Nats have changed starters, so the Cubs tweaked their lineup. I don't know what caused the Nationals to change from Tanner Roark to Stephen Strasburg as the starter for today's game, but that has caused a change in the Cubs lineup: Strasburg to pitch for Nats. Heyward for Schwarber in #Cubs lineup— Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) October 11, 2017 It's not yet clear whether this is a straight lineup swap, with Jason Heyward batting sixth where Kyle Schwarber was, but I think that's a reasonable assumption. Ben Zobrist moves over to play left field. This is clearly a better defensive...
CBS Chicago Oct 11, 2017
Cubs Stick With Originally Planned Game 4 Lineup: Schwarber, Jay, Zobrist In Outfield

Cubs Stick With Originally Planned Game 4 Lineup: Schwarber, Jay, Zobrist In Outfield

Kyle Schwarber, Jon Jay and Ben Zobrist comprise the Cubs' outfield in Game 4.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 10, 2017
Cubs NLDS Game 4 lineup: Jon Jay leads off again

Cubs NLDS Game 4 lineup: Jon Jay leads off again

Jason Heyward sits today. In Game 4, Joe Maddon is going with most of the guys who won Game 3 for him: Here is today's #Cubs starting lineup.NLDS Game 4 preview: https://t.co/TTI24GynJN pic.twitter.com/jm6PGsTYvT— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 10, 2017 The biggest surprise here is the absence of Jason Heyward. However, Heyward is 0-for-18 in his career against Nats starter Tanner Roark, and you know how Joe likes to play matchups. Thus Ben Zobrist gets the start in right field, which is clearly not optimal defensivemy. On the other hand, Zobrist did make a nice defensive play at...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 9, 2017
He’s no Javy, but play of Zobrist’s Cub life was good enough in Game 3

He’s no Javy, but play of Zobrist’s Cub life was good enough in Game 3

“I know I can make those plays,” Zobrist said. "This is when it counts the most, and that’s when you need to make them the most.”
NoNoHitters.com Oct 9, 2017

Scherzer takes no-no into the 7th but Cubs top Nats to take lead in NLDS

The Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Monday before losing his bid on a one-out double by the Chicago Cubs Ben Zobrist. The Cubs won 2-1 to take a 2-1 lead in the National League Divisional Series. Jayson Werth barehanded Zobrist’s liner to left center from the Wrigley Field ivy, …
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 9, 2017
LIVE BLOG: Cubs beat Nats 2-1 to take Game 3

LIVE BLOG: Cubs beat Nats 2-1 to take Game 3

Jon Jay, Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward will take their cuts from the left side against two-time Cy winner Max Scherzer.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 9, 2017
Cubs NLDS Game 3 lineup: Jon Jay back at leadoff

Cubs NLDS Game 3 lineup: Jon Jay back at leadoff

Here’s who the Cubs will put on the field Monday afternoon. Jon Jay has been pretty successful as a leadoff hitter this year, and for Game 3 he's back in that spot: Here is today's #Cubs starting lineup.NLDS Game 3 preview: https://t.co/noQuSGkh1v pic.twitter.com/2FN5VMi8g9— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 9, 2017 Joe Maddon is playing a hunch here, I think, with Ben Zobrist playing second base and hitting fifth. The last time Max Scherzer faced the Cubs at Wrigley Field, Zobrist hit two homers off him. Obviously, past performance does not guarantee future results, but Joe often plays...
CBS Chicago Oct 9, 2017
Cubs Lineup In Game 3: Jon Jay Leads Off, Ben Zobrist At 2B, Javier Baez Sits

Cubs Lineup In Game 3: Jon Jay Leads Off, Ben Zobrist At 2B, Javier Baez Sits

Manager Joe Maddon wanted to stack his lineup with lefties against Nationals ace right-hander Max Scherzer.
MLB Oct 5, 2017

Happ highlights Cubs' impressive versatility

Ian Happ knew he could get to the Major Leagues quicker if he could play the infield and outfield, like Ben Zobrist. It worked, and it's also symbolic of a theme the Cubs have employed since Joe Maddon took over as manager.

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