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Cubs Insider Jul 15, 2017

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jay Leads Off, Happ in Left as Cubs Try to Come in Like a Wrecking Ball Against Miley

What began like a party in the USA almost resulted in achy-breaky hearts for the Cubs last night, but they’re hoping to keep things a little less dramatic when Jake Arrieta takes on the Orioles and Wade Miley. Setting the tone will be leadoff DH Jon Jay, which is kind of a weird thing to … The post Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jay Leads Off, Happ in Left as Cubs Try to Come in Like a Wrecking Ball Against Miley appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 14, 2017
No game HR has ever hit the warehouse at Camden Yards. Could Kyle Schwarber do it?

No game HR has ever hit the warehouse at Camden Yards. Could Kyle Schwarber do it?

Kyle’s hit several very, very long homers. Here’s his chance to do something no one’s ever done. The Cubs will be playing their first series in Camden Yards in 14 years beginning tonight. The only current Cubs hitters who have ever played there are Ben Zobrist and Jon Jay. Thus none of the Cubs’ young power hitters have ever seen the famous warehouse that sits beyond the right-field wall at the Orioles’ home park. According to this Baltimore Sun article, the only baseball that’s ever hit the warehouse was hit by Ken Griffey Jr. in the Home Run Derby when it was held in Camden...
Chicago Tribune Jul 12, 2017

Veteran Jon Jay has much to offer young Cubs as steadying force down stretch

Two games below .500. A 5 1/2-game deficit in the National League Central with 74 games left. How gloomier can it get for the Cubs — less than nine months after seizing their first World Series title since 1908? Actually, the situation isn't as bad for the Cubs as it was for Jon Jay in 2011 in...
Cubbies Crib Jul 7, 2017

Chicago Cubs struck gold with Jon Jay signing

In late November, the Chicago Cubs signed the longtime Cardinals outfielder to a one-year deal. Halfway into the season, he’s been one of the team’s most consistent hitters. Jon Jay. Professional Hitter. Those are the words so many Chicago Cubs fans have tweeted every time the Cubs veteran outfielder gets a clutch hit. Jay has now turned […] Chicago Cubs struck gold with Jon Jay signing - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 7, 2017
Jon Jay displays Little League velocity but escapes ninth inning

Jon Jay displays Little League velocity but escapes ninth inning

Jay, who hadn't pitched since college, threw rather unusual "changeups."
Sports Illustrated Jul 7, 2017

Starting Nine: Chris Sale whiffs another dozen, proves he can outpitch Jon Jay

On the day they recalled Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs lost 11-2—and Schwarber didn't fare much better.
Chicago Tribune Jul 6, 2017

Cubs reach another low as outfielder Jon Jay pitches 9th in lopsided loss

In an effort to make the most of an "awkward, difficult day," manager Joe Maddon summed outfielder Jon Jay to pitch the ninth inning of the Cubs' 11-2 loss to the Brewers. "You have to find a bright spot in the day," said Maddon, who asked Jay in the fifth inning if he wanted to pitch. Jay, who...
Chicago Tribune Jul 6, 2017

Jon Jay on pitching 9th inning vs. Brewers: 'I never thought I'd ever do that'

Cubs outfielder Jon Jay on pitching the ninth inning of an 11-2 loss to the Brewers on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Jay retired three of the four batters he faced. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 6, 2017
Brewers 11, Cubs 2: The Federalist pitcher

Brewers 11, Cubs 2: The Federalist pitcher

This game was an embarrassment but there were, at least, some laughs in the ninth inning, thanks to Jon Jay. Do you suppose the Brewers are now happy that they had to play this rainout makeup game in Chicago this afternoon? It was gorgeous at Wrigley Field, 83 degrees and sunny with light winds off Lake Michigan, and then the Cubs played what has to be their ugliest game in what’s been a frustrating season. It was over after a seven-run Brewers third inning which included three consecutive walks by Cubs pitching, including two with the bases loaded. The Brewers won 11-2, and the only real...
Larry Brown Sports Jul 6, 2017

Outfielder Jon Jay throws scoreless inning for Cubs, uses 46-mph pitch

The Chicago Cubs were getting blown out by the Milwaukee Brewers by enough of a margin on Thursday that Joe Maddon decided to let one of his position players close out the game. And sure enough, Jon Jay ended up pitching better than many of the team’s other pitchers. Jay, who typically plays outfield for...Read More
Cubs Insider Jul 6, 2017

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Schwarber Returns, Bats Fifth as Cubs Try to Make Up Ground in Makeup Game

A day after Joe Maddon had talked about putting him back at the top of the order, Kyle Schwarber is back with the Cubs and is batting fifth. Yesterday’s hero, Jon Jay, is leading off ahead of Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, with Ian Happ cleaning up and playing second base. Willson Contreras is catching … The post Chicago Cubs Lineup: Schwarber Returns, Bats Fifth as Cubs Try to Make Up Ground in Makeup Game appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Chicago Tribune Jul 6, 2017

Cubs' Kyle Schwarber returns, batting fifth

Kyle Schwarber will rejoin the Chicago Cubs in time for Thursday's makeup game against the Milwaukee Brewers at hot Wrigley Field. But Schwarber won't be batting leadoff. That distinction belongs to Jon Jay, who hit a pinch-hit, three-run, game-tying home run Wednesday against Tampa Bay. Schwarber,...
Chicago Tribune Jul 6, 2017

Cubs don't need to be spectacular to win division, just need to be themselves

Strengthening his bid for a bigger role, Cubs outfielder Jon Jay came through again Wednesday with a pinch-hit, game-tying, three-run home run in a 7-3 victory over the Rays. The homer brought 39,855 fans to their feet at Wrigley Field and Jay onto the dugout steps for a curtain call befitting...
Cubbies Crib Jul 6, 2017

Chicago Cubs News: Clutch hitting leads Cubs to win over Rays

The Chicago Cubs got a pinch-hit three-run home run from Jon Jay, and later a two-run single by Ian Happ to complete the comeback against the Tampa Bay Rays with a 7-3 win. It didn’t look like it was going to be a good start for the Chicago Cubs John Lackey. But he survived six innings […] Chicago Cubs News: Clutch hitting leads Cubs to win over Rays - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 6, 2017
Cub Tracks’ midweek mutterings

Cub Tracks’ midweek mutterings

Greg Gross inequities, mustard is superior, and other bullets CUBS WIN! Split series with the Rays. Tuesday, Cub Tracks went fourth. Now we’re back to our regular place in the order. Lots of Cubs History down below, as well as a rare Rick Morrissey piece and other nuggets. All-Star Final Vote balloting ends today. Vote for #17! That Ian Happ kid is kinda good. Jon Jay wasn’t a half-bad pickup, either. There’s a little bit of a controversy about the leadoff spot... “Jon Jay's versatility makes him too valuable for manager Joe Maddon to consider him as the Cubs' full-time leadoff...

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