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Cubbies Crib Oct 18, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Ranking this year’s most valuable pitchers

Despite how things played out, the Chicago Cubs got some strong performances from key pitchers this year – including one starter you might not think of. The inconsistencies of the Chicago Cubs pitching staff, as a whole, dominated headlines throughout the 2019 season. Jon Lester started to show his age, Cole Hamels looked like a […] Chicago Cubs: Ranking this year’s most valuable pitchers - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 12, 2019
2019 NLCS Game 2: Nationals vs. Cardinals and ALCS Game 1: Yankees vs. Astros

2019 NLCS Game 2: Nationals vs. Cardinals and ALCS Game 1: Yankees vs. Astros

Photo by Jamie Squire/ NLCS Game 1 was awesome. Can Game 2 match it? Plus, the ALCS begins. Game 1 of the NLCS was pretty amazing. Anibal Sanchez is a good pitcher and can be very good at times. The Cubs found that out August 23 when he allowed them just one hit in eight innings. I don’t think anyone expected him to take a no-hitter into the eighth inning of a postseason game, though. It’s not the first time he’s done this, either: Aníbal Sánchez is the first player in MLB postseason history with multiple career no-hit bids of at least 6 innings. h/t @EliasSports He threw 6...
Cubbies Crib Oct 8, 2019

Chicago Cubs: What does the future hold for Jon Lester?

If the Chicago Cubs are to compete in 2020, they’ll need veteran southpaw Jon Lester to return to form – at least to a degree. It is no secret that left-hander Jon Lester struggled this year, especially at the end of the season when the team needed him most in a bloodbath of a Wild Card […] Chicago Cubs: What does the future hold for Jon Lester? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 25, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates preview, Wednesday 9/25, 6:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates preview, Wednesday 9/25, 6:05 CT

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Eventually, this seven-game losing streak will end. Why not tonight? Notes for Wednesday: STREAKING (THE WRONG WAY): The current seven-game losing streak is the Cubs’ longest since a seven-game skid September 5-12, 2014. The last time any Cubs team lost eight in a row was July 31-August 8, 2012. LESTER’S DAY: Jon Lester’s 894 strikeouts with the Cubs are fourth most by a lefthander in franchise history. With six tonight he’d get to 900. Just 17 pitchers have reached 900 strikeouts with the Cubs. Bill Hands ranks 17th in franchise history with...

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