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Cubbies Crib Apr 22, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Is Chris Gimenez a solution for Yu Darvish?

The Chicago Cubs have Chris Gimenez playing in Triple-A Iowa after not making the final roster out of spring training. Could he be considered to be called up to catch Yu Darvish? Last night’s game in Colorado suggests there is something off right now. It was another frustrating game for starter Yu Darvish last night […] Chicago Cubs: Is Chris Gimenez a solution for Yu Darvish? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Apr 22, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Willson Contreras notices “letup” in Yu Darvish

When asked what he saw in Chicago Cubs’ pitcher Yu Darvish, catcher Willson Contreras didn’t hold anything back in his postgame. When you talk to Chicago Cubs‘ catcher Willson Contreras, you can’t help but notice his love for the game. Also, when things aren’t going right? That’s when you can pick up on the other […] Chicago Cubs: Willson Contreras notices “letup” in Yu Darvish - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Apr 22, 2018

Chicago Cubs News: Darvish rattles again; Bote gets 1st hit

It was 4 2/3 innings again, and the Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish lost his way. After rolling through the Colorado Rockies, he hit a spot that he couldn’t get out of it. Because of it, the Cubs lost again. Four innings of work and the Chicago Cubs‘ Yu Darvish was rolling. And then, the fifth inning […] Chicago Cubs News: Darvish rattles again; Bote gets 1st hit - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 22, 2018
Rockies 5, Cubs 2: Yu blew it

Rockies 5, Cubs 2: Yu blew it

Yu Darvish was really good. And then, suddenly, he wasn’t. In the course of just a few minutes Saturday evening, Yu Darvish went from working on a no-hitter to being removed from the game without completing five innings for the third time in four starts. Darvish allowed his first hit with two out in the fourth, but it was the fifth inning that was his undoing. With two out and a runner on first, Darvish walked Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson. The next five Rockies reached base, four by hits, and five runs scored in the inning, all the Rockies would need for a 5-2 win over the Cubs. This...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 22, 2018
Cub Tracks comes up short

Cub Tracks comes up short

waiting for the meatloaf and other bullets Final: #Rockies 5, #Cubs 2. https://t.co/HUgAf0nolz pic.twitter.com/2DgWskvdZx— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 22, 2018 Just throwing it out there, but Javy Baez might be the most exciting player in baseball. Len Kasper has been right before. But he wasn’t exciting enough on a day when Yu Darvish didn’t have his best stuff. There are other things to get excited about, like the debut of David Bote, and more somber news, as Danny Farquhar has suffered a brain hemorrhage. Welcome to the Show, David Bote! #EverybodyIn...
Cubbies Crib Apr 21, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish unravels again as Colorado Rockies even series

Despite jumping out to an early lead, another subpar start from Yu Darvish cost the Chicago Cubs Saturday’s showdown with the Colorado Rockies. For the first four innings, Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs appeared to be on cruise control. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. After rolling through the early innings, the […] Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish unravels again as Colorado Rockies even series - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row Apr 21, 2018
Rockies 5, Cubs 2: Big inning powers Rockies win

Rockies 5, Cubs 2: Big inning powers Rockies win

Tyler Anderson put together a quality start and the Rockies offense backed him up and got a win. A five-run fifth inning proved to be all the Colorado Rockies needed to snap a two-game skid and secure a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field. Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson gave up a two-run double to Willson Contreras in the top of the first, but that is all he would allow in six innings of work in which he surrendered six hits, walked two and struck out six. All of the Rockies’ offense came against Cubs starter Yu Darvish in the fifth. With a man on and two outs, six straight...
Purple Row Apr 21, 2018
Rockies Game No. 22 Thread: Darvish vs. Anderson

Rockies Game No. 22 Thread: Darvish vs. Anderson

Rockies look to even the series against the Cubs. Coming off of back-to-back lopsided losses, the Colorado Rockies will look to get back on track with Tyler Anderson on the mound at Coors Field tonight against Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs. First Pitch: 6:10 p.m. MT Lineups Here is tonight's #Cubs lineup against the #Rockies.Stream on @YouTubeTV: https://t.co/t4XvcdoeJc #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/Itc1Im7ooY— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 21, 2018 Time to power-up! pic.twitter.com/ciJSiC7gJf— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 21, 2018
Lone Star Ball Apr 16, 2018
Thoughts on a 3-1 Rangers win

Thoughts on a 3-1 Rangers win

Rangers 3, Astros 1 Rangers 3, Astros 1 Baseball is so freaking weird, man. Three times now I’ve seen a Ranger pitcher take a no-hitter into the 8th inning at Minute Maid Park. The first two times it was Yu Darvish, a guy you feel like is always a threat to throw a no-no, going up against the Astros when they were in full tank mode, when they seemingly were always a threat to be no hit. Yu Darvish in his prime threatening to no-hit the early-aughts Astros is almost an expected thing. Then we have today...ancient Bartolo Colon, a guy released last year by one of the worst teams in...
Cubbies Crib Apr 15, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Nine-run eighth inning; fans not sold on Yu Darvish

In horrendous playing conditions, the Chicago Cubs rallied to score nine runs in the eighth inning, taking down the Atlanta Braves on Saturday at Wrigley. With weather conditions mirroring football season more than baseball, some of the most loyal fans in sports stuck it out. For hours, they sat in temperatures with a win chill […] Chicago Cubs: Nine-run eighth inning; fans not sold on Yu Darvish - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Apr 14, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Mixed results have fans worrying about Yu Darvish

Three starts is all Chicago Cubs fans needed to decide what the next six years of Yu Darvish will look like. His latest outing has folks getting upset – really upset. The Chicago Cubs won the offseason when they signed top free agent Yu Darvish to a six-year, $126 million. The move replaced the outgoing […] Chicago Cubs: Mixed results have fans worrying about Yu Darvish - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Apr 14, 2018
Yu Darvish wore a TC Bear shirt in a Cubs post-game press conference

Yu Darvish wore a TC Bear shirt in a Cubs post-game press conference

I’m pretty sure Darvish had no idea what he was doing, but I am taking this and running with it like gosh dang Usain Bolt. If you followed the Twins in the offseason, you know it was dominated by talks of the Twins seriously trying to sign ace pitcher Yu Darvish. Darvish, like many of the free agents this past winter, waited a long-ass time to sign, and when he finally did, it was with the Cubs, not the Twins. Boo. The Cubs are now 6-7, while the Twins are 7-4, and sitting pretty because they never seem to have to play on account of the snow. Yes, it’s still early, but as a blogger who...
TalkingChop Apr 14, 2018
Battle of lefties as the Braves take on the Cubs

Battle of lefties as the Braves take on the Cubs

The Braves will look to take their third straight win against another tough pitching matchup. After the Braves cruised to a win against Chicago and Yu Darvish in yesterday’s game they look to take the series against the Cubs today. Atlanta was able to shut out the Cubs thanks to a sparkling performance from veteran Anibal Sanchez and yet another three run shot off the bat of Preston Tucker. Today the Braves will send to the mound young lefty Sean Newcomb who has had a great, but still unlucky, start to 2018. Newcomb has struck out 15 batters in just 10.1 innings over two games against...
TalkingChop Apr 14, 2018
Atlanta Braves News: Ozzie Albies impresses, Johan Camargo update and more

Atlanta Braves News: Ozzie Albies impresses, Johan Camargo update and more

Braves News Ozzie Albies Leads Braves to 4-0 Victory Over Cubs Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 at the plate and turned in two spectacular defensive plays to help the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 win in their series opener with the Cubs. Preston Tucker had a three run home run off of Yu Darvish while Anibal Sanchez fired six shutout innings. Braves staying patient with Camargo, Acuna Johan Camargo’s road back from an oblique injury suffered in spring training is nearing an end but MLB.com’s Mark Bowman says that the Braves aren’t in any hurry to rush him back. Camargo is getting at bats at...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 13, 2018
Braves 4, Cubs 0: Balk Yu

Braves 4, Cubs 0: Balk Yu

Yu Darvish fell apart after a balk call in the fifth inning. Let’s start in the middle of the Cubs’ 4-0 loss to the Braves Friday afternoon, shall we? Yu Darvish had struggled a bit through the first four innings, but still came out of all of them without allowing a run, and the game was scoreless heading to the fifth. Darvish allowed a leadoff double to Ozzie Albies, and then, with a 3-2 count on Freddie Freeman, Darvish was called for a balk. He didn’t appear to like the call much. He approached plate umpire Bruce Dreckman, not in any sort of menacing way, it appeared he just wanted...

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