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Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks simulated game, Sunday 4/5, 3 p.m. CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks simulated game, Sunday 4/5, 3 p.m. CT

The Cubs go for the three-game sweep over the visitors from Arizona. The Cubs, having taken the first two games from the D-backs, go for the three-game sweep this afternoon. Saturday, the Cubs won 8-4. Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber homered and Jason Heyward had two doubles. Their season record entering today’s action is 6-2. Here are some of the National League leaders through Saturday, as well as the N.L. Central standings. As time goes by, we’ll post the standings for the entire NL and AL. Here at BCB, we are going to play simulated games for every game on the Cubs‘ 2020 schedule via...
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Cub Tracks supports the leg

Cub Tracks supports the leg

“I got a little intense.” | Photo by Michael Tullberg/ Cubs and MLB news — simCubs to victory, In Saturday’s tilt, the simCubs got a leg up on the simBacks 8-4 before a crowd of thousands of cyberpeople and a few score of actual meat people. Jose Quintana was effective for a while, but this manager has a quick hook and Alec Mills was brought in to do an effective job of long relief after the D-Backs kicked a field goal. The two Jasons (Jason Heyward and Jason Kipnis) provided early runs with doubles and the Cubs never gave up the lead after that, with Kyle Schwarber clouting an...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 3, 2020
Baseball history unpacked, April 3

Baseball history unpacked, April 3

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Cubs and MLB news — Black Sox aftermath, Eckersley traded, and other stories No sim-Game on the 2nd. I did run a Home Run Derby episode between Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Javier Baez. Lots of long balls! Today, the sim-Cubs will open a series against the sim-Diamondbacks. It’ll be live at 3 p.m. CT. Al will post the game thread at 2:30 p.m. CT. .. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 31, 2020
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates simulated game, Tuesday 3/31, 3 p.m. CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates simulated game, Tuesday 3/31, 3 p.m. CT

The Cubs go for their fourth simulated win in a row. The Cubs crushed the Pirates 11-3 in the simulated Wrigley Field home opener, their third consecutive win. Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber all homered for the Cubs. Rizzo’s was a grand slam that put the game away in the bottom of the eighth. Here are some more details from Monday’s sim game: Here are the Cubs’ game results so far. They’re 3-1 in the early going and have scored 33 runs in their last three games: And here are the N.L. Central standings through Monday. The sim Cubs begin...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 31, 2020
Cub Tracks opens the door

Cub Tracks opens the door

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Cubs and MLB news — Cubs win, Rizzo in the news, and other stories The sim-Cubs scuttled any plans the sim-Pirates had to hoist the Jolly Roger over Wrigley Field in our Opening Day game, with Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo recording notable clouts and Javier Baez firing a couple of cannonballs in a game that the Cubs won going away, 11-3. #PS4share pic.twitter.com/89YZDM1XnE— Duane Pesice (@moderan13) March 30, 2020 Jon Lester pitched well to earn the victory and Trevor Williams allowed some rather long fly balls to earn the loss. We’ll have the...
Cubbies Crib Mar 30, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Where is Kyle Schwarber amongst the NL left fielders?

Kyle Schwarber has become a valuable piece to the core of this Chicago Cubs team, and we take a look to see where he stacks with the other left fielders in the NL Coming off a breakout season in 2019 where he slugged 38 home runs, the Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber is ready to take another […] Chicago Cubs: Where is Kyle Schwarber amongst the NL left fielders? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 30, 2020
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates simulated game, Monday 3/30, 3 p.m. CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates simulated game, Monday 3/30, 3 p.m. CT

It’s the simulated home opener! The Cubs defeated the Brewers in a wild slugfest Sunday 12-10. Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber all homered. Here are the N.L. Central standings entering Monday’s action. As time goes by, we’ll post the standings for the entire NL and AL. Here at BCB, we are going to play simulated games for every game on the Cubs 2020 schedule via MLB The Show 20. This will continue until the actual schedule begins, or we get some clarity on what’s actually going to happen with baseball this year. The Cubs and...
Cubbies Crib Mar 22, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Is Jason Heyward ready to evolve as an offensive threat?

If first-year manager David Ross deploys him appropriately, Jason Heyward may finally start living up to the hype of Chicago Cubs fans in 2020. The Chicago Cubs have a pretty clear outfield picture this year. Kyle Schwarber, coming off one of the best stretches of his career, will primarily handle duties in left. Either Albert […] Chicago Cubs: Is Jason Heyward ready to evolve as an offensive threat? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 17, 2020
Cubs historical recreation game: Cubs vs. Pirates, Tuesday 3/17, 7:05 CT

Cubs historical recreation game: Cubs vs. Pirates, Tuesday 3/17, 7:05 CT

Kyle Schwarber rounds the bases after his Allegheny River homer vs. the Pirates in the wild card game, October 7, 2015 | Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Come join us as we recreate baseball from the past, and make it relate to 2020. Tonight, the Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates in historic (drum roll) Wrigley Field. Tonight's starting pitchers are veteran Jon Lester for the Cubs, and former Cubs prospect Chris Archer for Pittsburgh. For tonight's historical recreation, let's act like the current books, music, movies, and pop culture references are from 1982. Hair spray welcomed. Below are the...
Cubbies Crib Mar 14, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Why Kyle Schwarber will have an All-Star season

The Chicago Cubs Kyle Schwarber may have finally figured out his approach at the plate to become the Cubs most feared hitter The Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber had his best season last year as he slashed .250/.339/.531 along with 38 home runs and 92 RBIs. Considering his .235 career batting average and atrocious […] Chicago Cubs: Why Kyle Schwarber will have an All-Star season - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 8, 2020
Cubs vs. Diamondbacks at Mesa and vs. Reds at Las Vegas preview, Sunday 3/8, 3:05 CT

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks at Mesa and vs. Reds at Las Vegas preview, Sunday 3/8, 3:05 CT

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Daylight Saving time begins today, almost everywhere in North America except Arizona. In case you have forgotten to set your clocks forward an hour, Daylight Saving time started today in most of the USA and Canada. Arizona is an exception to that — AZ stays on standard time all year. Thus both games today start at 3:05 p.m. CT. (As do most of the rest of Cubs spring games, with a couple of exceptions.) Here are the rest of today’s particulars. Cubs lineup vs. Diamondbacks Bote 2B, Schwarber LF, Contreras C, Heyward RF, Souza CF, Almora DH, Descalso...

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