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Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 9, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Friday 8/9, 6:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Friday 8/9, 6:10 CT

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs go for their second straight over the Reds. News item: Cubs place LHP Kyle Ryan on MLB’s bereavement list. Allowed 3-7 days away from team. RHP Alec Mills recalled from AAA Iowa. Mills is en route and will be available out of the bullpen.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 9, 2019 Happy 30th birthday, Jason Heyward! (Yes, J-Hey is exactly one day younger than Anthony Rizzo.) Notes for Friday: PITCHING, PITCHING, PITCHING: Yu Darvish has allowed two or fewer walks in a career-high 10 straight outings dating to June 10. During this 10-start...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 9, 2019
Baseball history unpacked, August 9

Baseball history unpacked, August 9

Heyward is a hit | Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports Happy birthday, Jason Heyward, and other stories ... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a wildly popular Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history. The embedded links often point to articles that pertain to the scenes, such as reproductions of period newspapers, images, and/or other such material as is often found in the wild. Today in baseball history: 1905...
Cubbies Crib Aug 3, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Is Jason Heyward the answer in the leadoff spot?

All season, the Chicago Cubs have searched for an answer atop the lineup. Is a resurgent Jason Heyward the solution we’ve been searching for? You can make a pretty strong argument that Jason Heyward has been one of the anchors for a Chicago Cubs team that’s been pretty so-so this year, despite their place in […] Chicago Cubs: Is Jason Heyward the answer in the leadoff spot? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 3, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers preview, Saturday 8/3, 1:20 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers preview, Saturday 8/3, 1:20 CT

Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/TNS via The Cubs go for two in a row over the visitors from Milwaukee. Saturday notes: Javier Baez tied his career-high Friday with three extra-base hits. He leads the team with 26 home runs and 72 RBI and is tied for the team lead with nine three-plus hit games with Kris Bryant. Javy also hit his 29th and 30th doubles of the year, tied for second-most in the N.L. Jason Heyward hit his eighth career leadoff home run and his first as a Cub. It was his first leadoff home run since August 27, 2014, and it marked the seventh homer by a Cub this season to...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 3, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 109

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 109

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Home sweet home; Cubs return home, win 6-2 After managing just three runs in three games in St. Louis, two of which were unearned, it took one batter into the homestand for the Cubs to plate their first run. That was thanks to a first inning homer by Jason Heyward. That’s a single, a double and a homer in three games in the lead-off spot. He added a walk today as well. Jason Heyward, professional hitter. It’s good to see him back on top of his game and on his way to a very strong season at the plate. Every Cub starter contributed to this win. All nine...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 2, 2019
Cubs 6, Brewers 2: Like day and night

Cubs 6, Brewers 2: Like day and night

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The sun was shining at Wrigley Field Friday and so was the Cubs offense. Fewer than 12 hours ago, the Cubs offense looked completely moribund in an 8-0 loss to the Cardinals in which they had one measly hit. They did better than that in the first inning at sunny Wrigley Field Friday afternoon, and in all pounded out 12 hits, including two home runs, in a 6-2 dismantling of the Brewers. There might be something to this day-game thing. More on that later. First things first, after a scoreless top of the first inning Jason Heyward put a charge into Zach Davies’...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 28, 2019
Cubs 11, Brewers 4: The Kyle Schwarber game

Cubs 11, Brewers 4: The Kyle Schwarber game

Photo by Dylan Buell/ A couple of Schwarbombs helped put this game in the “W” column. Well, that was better. Much better. Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam and a three-run homer, setting a career high with seven RBI, and the Cubs demolished the Brewers 11-4 at Miller Park Sunday afternoon. Feel better now? Even a little? Of course you do. The first inning of this game went scoreless, and then the Cubs loaded the bases on singles by Javier Baez and Jason Heyward, and a walk drawn by Ian Happ. Schwarbomb No. 1! [VIDEO] Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Holy... #Cubs 4 @...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 24, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 101

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 101

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Cubs lose third straight in 5-4, 13-inning loss My glass is feeling really empty this week. I want to be excited by the resurgent Jason Heyward. But I’m really getting an uncomfortable feeling about the fifth straight game in which I thought the team really didn’t look sharp. For the fifth straight game, the team has allowed exactly five runs. The team is 2-3 over those games. The Cubs have allowed exactly five runs 17 times on the season (they allowed 21 all of last year). All National League teams have a .383 winning percentage in games in which they...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 22, 2019
The Cubs should not trade for Nicholas Castellanos

The Cubs should not trade for Nicholas Castellanos

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via The ballclub could use a bat, but not at the expense of defense. The Cubs are on pace to score 821 runs this season. That’s good, but that total ranks just fifth in the National League. They could use some offensive help. Thus, this rumor posted Sunday is of interest: The Cubs are among the teams showing interest in Nick Castellanos. They probably want to move Jason Heyward to center, add Castellanos RH bat in right. This one has some teeth.— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) July 21, 2019 Nicholas Castellanos can hit, no doubt about it,...
Cubbies Crib Jul 21, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward, Yu Darvish no longer a drag on payroll

It took a few years, but the Chicago Cubs are getting there money (sort of) out of Jason Heyward and Yu Darvish. This has been one of the most significant boosts for the Cubs entering the second half. When the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester to a massive deal, it was the turning point in […] Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward, Yu Darvish no longer a drag on payroll - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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