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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Wednesday 5/25, 5:40 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Wednesday 5/25, 5:40 CT

Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK The Cubs go for their fourth straight win. Today’s roster move: Here This weather forecast might not be conducive to baseball in Cincinnati tonight. So, here’s the local radar to keep handy. Wednesday notes... PATTY SMARTS AND THE TANK: Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel are the first pair of Cubs to combine for eight homers in five games since Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber did it from August 28-September 1, 2020. MORE TANK: Frank Schwindel homered twice last night to extend the Cubs’ multi-homer streak to five games....
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Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Tuesday 5/24, 5:40 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Tuesday 5/24, 5:40 CT

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ The Cubs go for their second straight over the Reds. Tuesday notes... A RECORD COULD BE TIED TONIGHT: Patrick Wisdom has homered in four straight games. The franchise record for such things is five, held by Sammy Sosa (1998), Ryne Sandberg (1989) and Hack Wilson (1928). MORE ON HOME RUNS: The Cubs have homered in nine of 10 games since May 14, totaling 17 homers, tied for the most in the majors during that stretch. And, the Cubs have hit multiple home runs in each of the last four games. IAN HAPP-ENING IN CINCINNATI: Happ’s lifetime numbers in...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 24, 2022
Cubs 7, Reds 4: Ian Happ continues his Cincinnati dominance

Cubs 7, Reds 4: Ian Happ continues his Cincinnati dominance

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs opened their road trip on a high note. The Cubs have begun hitting for power over the last few games, and it’s starting to pay off with wins. Patrick Wisdom homered in his fourth straight game and Ian Happ added a three-run shot that provided the margin of victory in a 7-4 Cubs win over the Reds Monday evening in Cincinnati. The game started scoreless over the first three innings, but the Cubs were hitting fly balls that just barely missed going out of the yard, like this one, caught by Nick Senzel off Happ in the second inning...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 24, 2022
BCB After Dark: Contrary to common Wisdom

BCB After Dark: Contrary to common Wisdom

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The cool spot on a hot night for night owls, early-risers and Cubs fans abroad asks you how many home runs will Patrick Wisdom hit this year. Welcome back to BCB After Dark: the coolest joint for night owls, early-risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. We’re open again for another week of shows. Please come on in and make yourself at home. Especially if you’re at home right now. Find a table, have a drink and settle in for a while. Bring your own beverage. BCB After Dark is the place for you to talk baseball, music, movies, or anything...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 23, 2022
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Monday 5/23, 5:40 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Monday 5/23, 5:40 CT

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The Cubs have their first 2022 look at their division rivals from Cincinnati. Monday notes... BACK-TO-BACK JACKS: Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the first time in the Cubs’ long history that they have hit back-to-back home runs on three consecutive days. Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel did it Saturday and Sunday, and Christopher Morel and Ildemaro Vargas on Friday. (H/T: BCB’s own JohnW53) MORE ON HOME RUNS: The Cubs have homered in eight of nine games since May 14, totaling 15 home runs, tied for the most in the NL and tied for the...
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Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 4: Schwisdom!

Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 4: Schwisdom!

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs’ home run pair keyed a come-from-behind win. After the Cubs again blew a late-inning lead to the Diamondbacks, I had my head down thinking sad thoughts about this game recap (seriously, it was going to be headlined: “Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 3: Swept”), when things turned around in just a couple of moments in the eighth inning. It doesn’t have quite the ring of “Bryzzo,” but the “Schwisdom” tandem of Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel homered back-to-back for the second straight afternoon at Wrigley Field. This time, the...
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Cubs 7, Pirates 0: Christopher Morel has himself a major-league debut

Cubs 7, Pirates 0: Christopher Morel has himself a major-league debut

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports A home run in your first big-league at-bat is quite a thrill. It doesn’t happen very often — in fact, hadn’t happened for a Cub since Willson Contreras did it June 19, 2016, also against the Pirates — but a player coming to the plate for the first time in the major leagues and hitting a home run is an exciting thrill for both the player and fans watching the event. So it was for Christopher Morel, making his major-league debut Tuesday evening against the Pirates at Wrigley Field, pinch-hitting for Patrick Wisdom. Morel watched a...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 15, 2022
Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 2: The Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel show

Cubs 3, Diamondbacks 2: The Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel show

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Shades of the last two months of 2021! After last summer’s selloff, the Cubs didn’t win many games. But Patrick Wisdom, who set a Cubs rookie record for home runs, and Frank Schwindel, who won a couple of Player of the Week awards, at least gave us some entertaining baseball. Sunday afternoon, Wisdom and Schwindel provided key hits and another ninth-inning rally, and the Cubs took their series in Arizona with a 3-2 victory. Let’s start at the end. The game’s tied 2-2 heading to the ninth. Wisdom, who had homered earlier, led off...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 11, 2022
Padres 5, Cubs 4: Frank Schwindel hits it... just not quite far enough

Padres 5, Cubs 4: Frank Schwindel hits it... just not quite far enough

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ The Tank nearly hit a pinch grand slam. But... perhaps because MLB is messing with the baseball... he didn’t. If you were not yet convinced that MLB is messing with the baseball, what happened to Frank Schwindel in Tuesday’s 5-4 Cubs loss to the Padres ought to do that convincing. Setting the stage: The Cubs have already scored a run off Padres closer Taylor Rogers in the top of the ninth — the first run he’d allowed this season — and nearly scored a second, tying the game, when Rogers threw a pitch way outside to Patrick Wisdom....
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 9, 2022
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Monday 5/9, 8:40 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Monday 5/9, 8:40 CT

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The Cubs head west to begin a six-game road trip. Today’s roster move: Here Monday notes... WILLSON!: Over his last 11 games, Willson Contreras is batting .293/.383/.488 (12-for-41) with three doubles, a triple, a home run, seven runs scored and five walks. WALKS: The Cubs have two players in the top 10 in the NL in walks, Ian Happ and Seiya Suzuki with 16, tied for ninth. But overall the team ranks ninth in the league with 93, a bit below the league average of 96. WISDOM: Patrick Wisdom has struck out 35 times this season, leading the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 3, 2022
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox preview, Tuesday 5/3, 6:40 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox preview, Tuesday 5/3, 6:40 CT

Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via It’s a quick two-game intercity series. The pitching matchup below reflects the following roster move: #Cubs Drew Smyly is going on the bereavement list and Scott Effross will start tonight.— Taylor McGregor (@Taylor_McGregor) May 3, 2022 Tuesday notes... WORDS OF WISDOM: Patrick Wisdom opened Sunday’s scoring with a fifth-inning solo home run. Since Wisdom was called up May 25, 2021, his 32 homers are tied for second-most in the NL with Bryce Harper, trailing only Pete Alonso (35). SEIYA UPDATE: Seiya Suzuki’s...
Cubbies Crib May 2, 2022

Cubs: Patrick Wisdom is holding his own despite his holes

It was natural for Chicago Cubs fans to question how effective late-blooming veteran Patrick Wisdom would be going into 2022. The 30-year-old slugger came off a 28-home run, 115 wRC+ and .823 OPS season in 2021, which was completely unexpected. We have seen older career Minor League players come up to the Majors and mash […] Cubs: Patrick Wisdom is holding his own despite his holes - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Apr 28, 2022

Cubs: Patrick Wisdom continues to hit the ball blisteringly hard

Sure, there are holes in Patrick Wisdom’s game – but no one is ever going to claim he doesn’t hit the ball hard. En route to setting a Cubs rookie home run record in 2021, he drove the ball out of the yard at a staggering pace, and now it’s all eyes on Wisdom as […] Cubs: Patrick Wisdom continues to hit the ball blisteringly hard - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 28, 2022
Cubs 6, Braves 3: Extra Wisdom

Cubs 6, Braves 3: Extra Wisdom

The two heroes of the Cubs’ 10th-inning rally | Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs blew a late-inning lead, but Patrick Wisdom hit the big blow in a 10th-inning rally. This game had a little bit of everything: Another solid relief outing from Keegan Thompson, a blown lead and then a 10th-inning rally that included a home run. Patrick Wisdom’s 10th-inning two-run homer capped a three-run rally from the Cubs and they defeated the Braves 6-3 after blowing a two-run lead in the bottom of the eighth. Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? The Cubs took a 1-0 lead...

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