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Cubs 2, Pirates 0: Jon Lester and Tyler Chatwood (with help from Rowan Wick) do it all

Cubs 2, Pirates 0: Jon Lester and Tyler Chatwood (with help from Rowan Wick) do it all

Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Some outstanding pitching put this game in the “W” column. This game was looking like several other games on this trip. The Cubs were getting outstanding starting pitching, but with no offense to speak of. The Cubs finally broke up any thought Steven Brault might have of a no-hitter with an infield single by Addison Russell in the fifth. And then Jon Lester showed all of us what championship caliber pitching really is. In the bottom of the fifth, Lester issued a walk, Erik Gonzalez reached on an error by Kris Bryant, and then Lester walked Brault. Bases...
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First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Pirates, Saturday 8/17, 12:35 CT

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Pirates, Saturday 8/17, 12:35 CT

Photo by Jeff Curry/ Go get ‘em, Jon.
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Cubs, Pirates continue weekend series

Cubs, Pirates continue weekend series

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports If you seek Saturday’s game threads, look no further.
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Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates preview, Saturday 8/17, 12:35 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates preview, Saturday 8/17, 12:35 CT

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Maybe this afternoon. Happy 26th birthday to Cubs catcher Victor Caratini. Saturday notes: Friday night’s loss was the Cubs’ sixth this season in which they had entered the ninth inning with a lead, the most such losses in the majors this season. (Hint: That’s a lot. Last year they were 82-2 when leading entering the ninth.) Anthony Rizzo homered Thursday off southpaw Drew Smyly. Since his Cubs debut in 2012, Rizzo’s 52 home runs off left-handed pitchers are the most by any N.L. lefthanded hitter in that span, and fourth-most in the majors....
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Pirates 3, Cubs 2: Déjà vu

Pirates 3, Cubs 2: Déjà vu

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports %&$#?@!%&$#?@! Decades from now, when historians write the story of the Theo Epstein-era Cubs, when they rose to power and victory and when they fell away, having to be retooled, those historians will likely cite this game, this disastrous, horrendous, terrible, awful, ghastly 3-2 loss to the Pirates Friday evening, as the beginning of the end. As fans, all of us go through various emotions during a Cubs game, or in reaction to the result. Among those emotions: Elation, joy, frustration, disappointment, surprise, disgust, sadness. This one just made me...
Rum Bunter Aug 17, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Walk off the Cubs in Series Opener

The Pirates upset the division rival Cubs in the opening game of the series on Friday night. Multiple young Pirates players were involved in the spectacular walk off victory.   Friday night for the Pirates showcased a inter-division match up against the rival Chicago Cubs. Going into Friday night, the Pirates held a record of […] Pittsburgh Pirates Walk off the Cubs in Series Opener - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Cub Tracks edges toward the ledge

Cub Tracks edges toward the ledge

The ship... is sinking | Photo by Joe Sargent/ AGAIN? THEY DID IT AGAIN. AUUUUUGH! Final: Pirates 3, Cubs 2. pic.twitter.com/Qrfdx0OEAE— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 17, 2019 GAMETHREAD WORD. I’m just one beleaguered scribe, but I’m gonna ignore the hell out of that game and just go forward, going forward. The heart-shaped box people (Hey! Wait! I got a real complaint!) have already spoken and the pavement below the ledge is slippery with the slightly flattened forms of jumpers. I slipped and almost fell when I left the BCB offices for lunch. No point in cleaning up, as the...
Pirates rally for walk-off victory over Cubs

Pirates rally for walk-off victory over Cubs

The Pirates actually got a few breaks few once.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 16, 2019
Overflow thread 3: Cubs vs. Pirates, Friday 8/16, 6:05 CT

Overflow thread 3: Cubs vs. Pirates, Friday 8/16, 6:05 CT

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