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2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 42

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 42

A good old fashioned pitchers duel... until it wasn’t. On Friday night in Washington, Max Scherzer and Cole Hamels squared off. The two had a memorable Sunday Night Baseball duel last season after Cole came to the Cubs. A game that I remember as much for the awesome display those two put on as I do for the epic David Bote walk off that ended it. Over time, you remember a few games here or there that stick out to you and I suspect that will be one of a few games... Bryant’s three homer plus a double game, Jake’s two no hitters and that Sunday Night Baseball are the regular season ones...
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Chicago Cubs getting much more from David Bote in first full season

Last season, David Bote came up clutch on countless occasions. But in his first full year in the big leagues, the Chicago Cubs infielder is doing much, much more. I don’t think I’ll ever forget listening to Pat Hughes’ call of David Botes‘ walk-off grand slam for the Chicago Cubs against the Washington Nationals last […] Chicago Cubs getting much more from David Bote in first full season - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 2, 2019
Cubs 11, Mariners 0: Sweep-ness in Seattle

Cubs 11, Mariners 0: Sweep-ness in Seattle

The complaint department is closed and locked up tight after this win. SEATTLE — I’m going to begin this recap of the Cubs’ 11-0 blowout win over the Mariners Wednesday afternoon by quoting the beginning of the game preview: Here is what I would like for this afternoon’s game: A win, with less drama than Tuesday night. I think we can say we got that, with just about everything going the Cubs’ way. It started out weirdly. David Bote, usually sure-handed, made his second error in as many games on a ball that should have been a routine out, but he overthrew Anthony Rizzo. Jon Lester,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 29, 2019
Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 5: Tyler Chatwood and Ben Zobrist save the day

Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 5: Tyler Chatwood and Ben Zobrist save the day

Those are not names you expected to see in the headline. The Cubs hadn’t played extra innings over their first 25 games of the 2019 season, and then they chose a getaway-day Sunday afternoon in Phoenix to go past nine innings for the first time. And when they go extras... man, they go extras. Before I get to all the details, here’s a story about this game that turned out to be really important in the end: Chicago Cubs third baseman David Bote wasn’t supposed to be in the starting lineup Sunday. But that was before manager Joe Maddon got a nudge to give the nod to the hot...
Cubbies Crib Apr 28, 2019

Chicago Cubs press the power button in win over the Diamondbacks

Following two strong offensive games, the Chicago Cubs found themselves in a ‘mini-slump.’ After scoring just four runs the first two games, they exploded for three home runs in the win over Arizona. It seems that if the Chicago Cubs David Bote goes a few games without being the focus of the offense, he has […] Chicago Cubs press the power button in win over the Diamondbacks - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 28, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 25

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 25

Cubs batter Diamondbacks 9-1 Saturday’s game was an odd one. Yu Darvish struggled through two innings and it looked like this one could have gone a different way. But then the Cubs exploded for five runs in the third inning, all after Zack Godley had retired the first two batters in the inning. The big blow was a three-run homer by David Bote who would also hit a second homer later in the game. The Cubs managed 12 hits to just two for the Diamondbacks. The Cubs pounded out six doubles and three homers. (It’s virtually never a good sign when the other team musters more home runs than...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 28, 2019
Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 1: Shake your Bote

Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 1: Shake your Bote

A two-homer game from David Bote and an outstanding outing by Yu Darvish led to an easy win. The Cubs trounced the Diamondbacks 9-1 Saturday night and there are a lot of good things to unpack about this win, not the least of which is Yu Darvish’s first really good outing of 2019. But I want to start with the Cubs’ third-inning rally, which was one of the finest I’ve seen in the last couple of years. That started after two shaky Darvish innings, in which he allowed no runs but threw 50 pitches. At that point there was a real question whether Darvish would make it even to the fifth...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 28, 2019
Cub Tracks and the new Yu

Cub Tracks and the new Yu

The White Problem, Maddon adapts, Morrow gets lubed, Cuddles Marshall’s natal anniversary, and other bullets Cubs win!Final: #Cubs 9, D-backs 1. #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/wu4a4OBbE7— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 28, 2019 Cubs score plenty. David Bote has a real nice game. Anthony Rizzo, too. And Kyle Schwarber... and let’s not forget our friend Yu Darvish. After being plunked following hitting two long balls, Bote didn’t look to be trying to start anything, if those heart-taps mean what they are supposed to. But yeah, Bill Welke, good job keeping things cool. Taylor Davis was...
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Godley delivers stinker as Cubs hammer Diamondbacks

David Bote homered twice and drove in five runs, leading Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs to a 9-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.         

Bote homers twice as Cubs beat Diamondbacks 9-1

David Bote homered twice and drove in five runs, leading Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs to a 9-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 24, 2019
Cubs roster move: David Bote returns from paternity list, Alec Mills to Iowa

Cubs roster move: David Bote returns from paternity list, Alec Mills to Iowa

The Cubs infielder has returned. Congratulations to Cubs infielder David Bote and his wife Rachel on the birth of their third child, a boy named Sullivan. Wednesday afternoon, the Cubs announced that Bote was returning to the Cubs’ active roster. Alec Mills, who was recalled Sunday but has not appeared in a game so far this year, was optioned back to Triple-A Iowa. Randy Rosario, who was sent down when Mills was recalled but returned to the 25-man roster when Bote went on paternity leave, will stick around, as Joe Maddon wants extra lefties available to face the lefty-hitting Dodger...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 23, 2019
Cubs roster moves: David Bote to paternity list, Randy Rosario recalled

Cubs roster moves: David Bote to paternity list, Randy Rosario recalled

The team made a brief roster shuffle Tuesday. David Bote’s wife Rachel gave birth to the couple’s third child recently and as such, Bote will miss a few games while on the paternity list: Cubs report at 5 CT on ESPN 1000 today from Wrigley. Looks like the Cubs are bringing Randy Rosario back up for David Bote who’s on paternity leave. Need lefties v Dodgers.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 23, 2019 Players on the paternity list can miss a maximum of three games, so Bote should be back on Friday. There had been speculation that a position player would be added to replace...
Cubbies Crib Apr 22, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Tyler Chatwood shines while David Bote plays hero

Filling in for an injured Jon Lester, right-hander Tyler Chatwood unexpectedly turned in his best outing as a member of the Chicago Cubs on Sunday afternoon. Going into his spot start for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday there was not a lot of optimism when it came to Tyler Chatwood. He hadn’t given anyone even the […] Chicago Cubs: Tyler Chatwood shines while David Bote plays hero - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 22, 2019
David Bote’s knack for the big moment

David Bote’s knack for the big moment

The Cubs infielder seems to love walkoffs. David Bote has played 93 games for the Chicago Cubs. That is barely more than half of a full season and he already has three walkoff hits. (He also had a walkoff walk last July 8.) Bote is racking up unbelievable moments at an incredible pace. To put this in perspective I did a little digging on baseball reference to see just how spoiled we are with Bote walkoffs. Here are some quick facts: Since 1948 there have been 10,712 walkoff hits in major league baseball. Frank Robinson leads all players in total walkoffs with 26 over 21 seasons and 2,808...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 22, 2019
Here’s who the Cubs should call up if David Bote goes to the paternity list

Here’s who the Cubs should call up if David Bote goes to the paternity list

The Cubs should give one of their minor leaguers a day or two in the big show. David Bote’s wife Rachel was due to have the couple’s third child Sunday night, which is why Bote raced out of Wrigley Field after his walkoff hit. Bote could go on Paternity Leave. If he does, he can miss up to three days of action. Monday is an off day. The Cubs will likely call up a player to replace Bote for a day or two. The unimaginative response would be “call up a pitcher.” That might be the best idea. However, with a day off Monday and a fairly rested bullpen, a hitter makes more sense to me....

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