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Washington Times Oct 15, 2017

Bryant, Rizzo, Contreras no-shows at plate for Cubs in NLCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs are going back home trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 in the National League Championship Series in no small part because the heart of their order hasn't shown up. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras combined to go ...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 15, 2017
Dodgers 5, Cubs 2: On bullpen failure and ‘the lane’

Dodgers 5, Cubs 2: On bullpen failure and ‘the lane’

What we feared would happen with the Cubs bullpen, happened. This play, in the end, didn’t have any impact on the final score of the Cubs’ 5-2 loss to the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. But it’s the one everyone’s going to be talking about this morning, so let’s begin with the overturned call at the plate after Willson Contreras tagged Charlie Culberson in the seventh inning. Here’s the play: The @WBMasonCo Replay: @Dodgers challenge call that Willson Contreras didn't violate HP Collison Rule in 7th; call overturned, violation....
Federal Baseball Oct 13, 2017
Dusty Baker on Washington Nationals’ season-ending 9-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs: “It was just a tough game to lose.”

Dusty Baker on Washington Nationals’ season-ending 9-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs: “It was just a tough game to lose.”

After four hours and thirty-seven minutes of baseball in the nation’s capital, the Washington Nationals’ season came to an end in a 9-8 loss to Chicago’s Cubs. WASHINGTON, D.C.: Max Scherzer came on in relief and took the mound with a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the NLDS with the Chicago Cubs. He retired the first two batters he faced. Then it all went pear-shaped. Willson Contreras hit a two-out single, pinch hitter Ben Zobrist sent a fly ball to left field for a second consecutive hit, and Addison Russell hit a sharp ground ball by third base to drive in two runs, 5-4...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 12, 2017
The ‘Respect Rizzo’ T-Shirt, for Cubs fans and opposing managers alike

The ‘Respect Rizzo’ T-Shirt, for Cubs fans and opposing managers alike

It holds true in October more than ever. It holds true in October more than ever. It was the deciding moment of NLDS Game 3. Tied at 1 with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, the go-ahead run on second and first base open, Anthony Rizzo stepped to the plate. Did the Nats walk him to get to Willson Contreras? No, they brought in lefty specialist Oliver Perez to pitch to Rizzo. Good for Chicago, because Rizzo flipped the first offering he saw into shallow left-centerfield, and the game was won. It was then, with Wrigley at full roar, that Rizzo came off the field and...
CBS Chicago Oct 9, 2017
Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Screams ‘Respect Me’ After Winning Hit

Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Screams ‘Respect Me’ After Winning Hit

The Nationals chose to pitch to Rizzo instead of getting to Willson Contreras with the game on the line.
MLB Oct 7, 2017

Contreras' homer sets Cubs Statcast mark

After the Nationals took a lead in the first inning on Saturday night, Willson Contreras tied Game 2 of the National League Division Series with a home run that was plenty high and just deep enough.
MLB Oct 7, 2017

Repeat? Cubs are defending champs for reason

As Willson Contreras squeezed the final out into his glove Friday night, he let loose with an animated fist pump, celebrating the Cubs' 3-0 Game 1 win over the Nationals in the National League Division Series. One down, 10 to go. At least that's the expectation inside the Cubs' clubhouse.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 3, 2017
With playoffs here, Cubs’ Willson Contreras is done sharing the job

With playoffs here, Cubs’ Willson Contreras is done sharing the job

“If a team likes to run,” Contreras said, “then I think we’ve got to be ready with the best team we can put out there."
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 30, 2017
Cubs 9, Reds 0: The Schwarber and Rivera show

Cubs 9, Reds 0: The Schwarber and Rivera show

Now that was fun! It was, again, great fun to watch a September game at Wrigley Field that didn’t mean anything, but know that there is meaningful baseball to come in less than a week’s time. The Cubs emptied their bench in spring-training fashion and plenty of them got a chance to hit and run around the bases. Kyle Schwarber and Rene Rivera homered in a 9-0 blowout of the Reds, who couldn’t throw strikes or, seemingly, catch balls hit into the tough late-afternoon autumn sun. First, Schwarber, with Willson Contreras on base in the second inning: Kyle Schwarber getting the Cubs'...
Sports Mockery Sep 30, 2017
Javier Baez Treats Cubs Fans To Another No-Look Tag

Javier Baez Treats Cubs Fans To Another No-Look Tag

Javier Baez continues to make the run-of-the-mill plays in a baseball game look exciting. The master of the no-look tag did it again for the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, when he flashed some leather against the Cincinnati Reds. Gotta love the confidence Willson Contreras had right after he let go of his bullet to second […]
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 29, 2017
Cubs notebook: Unusual lineup, but Cubs still win 5-4

Cubs notebook: Unusual lineup, but Cubs still win 5-4

Friday’s lineup included regulars Ben Zobrist in right field, Willson Contreras catching, Kyle Schwarber in left field and Ian Happ—at third base.
Chicago Tribune Sep 24, 2017

Cubs' Willson Contreras helped by healed hamstring

Catcher Willson Contreras wasn’t thinking about the right hamstring strain he suffered about six weeks ago as he sprinted to first base on a slow grounder to third in the seventh inning. “I knew that I was going to be safe, that’s why I ran hard,” Contreras said. “I took a chance with a 1-0 (lead)....
Chicago Tribune Sep 24, 2017

Willson Contreras on Cubs' win over Brewers, upcoming series at Cardinals

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras reacts after the 5-0 win over the Brewers and the upcoming series at the Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Defending champion Cubs talk expectations and gratitude

Defending champion Cubs talk expectations and gratitude

Hear from some of the core players of the Chicago Cubs championship team reflect on their title reign and needing to do it all over again in 2017.

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    Jake Arrieta

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    Brian Duensing

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