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It’s still early in today’s series finale against the Pirates, but the Cubs lead 3-0, and there have been many opportunities for fun to be had. For those of you not on Twitter, I thought I’d share some of that fun …

Video of the Olt homer (look at that strength):

And, because I couldn’t help myself in the first inning, when Anthony Rizzo drove home a RISP …

  • Picklenose

    New Cubs
    [img]http://i.imgur.com/12t0BKg.png?2[/img]

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      I like that Emilio can just be Emilio, but Mike Olt always has to be Mike Olt.

      • NorthSideIrish

        Shouldn’t My Colt be the little one?

        • Funn Dave

          Very nice.

        • Picklenose

          Puns on the last name (Hunt) have been a constant theme of my life. My wife constantly joked about naming our son Easter Egg, Treasure, Fox, etc.

          • waittilthisyear

            i like fox. “Foxwell Hunt,” sounds like a poet

            • Picklenose

              +1

          • Coldneck

            Mike?

          • CubsFaninMS

            Mike.

            • https://twitter.com/dwoytek dw8

              York?

              • Picklenose

                Not surprisingly we avoided names ending in that k sound.

                • Picklenose

                  Although I did call my older brother duck quite a bit.

      • blublud

        Emilio has to be the front runner for MVP

      • Coldneck

        I will never ever say Emilio. He’s “Boner” to me for the rest of time.

  • Funn Dave

    I like these mid-game posts. What’s with that that first picture? Somebody posted it earlier & I still don’t get it.

    • Picklenose

      Dave, its from my pretty little pony, pony = colt. Just a silly pun from a person with a strange, but harmless sense of humor.

      • CubsFaninMS

        What would be super awesome is if My Colt hit 45 home runs this season (My Colt 45). A Photoshop pro/Cubs fan could make an awesome t-shirt out of that and GM Daniels in Texas would no longer be able to sleep.

    • itzscott

      Lake put the wrong road jersey on and someone was complimenting him on his individuality for not bowing to the masses.

      • Funn Dave

        Gotcha. Thanks. The things I miss not being a uni nerd….

        • Cyranojoe

          Yeah, I had to stare at it for a while before figuring it out. Oh! I says. Chicago versus Cubs!

        • waittilthisyear

          uni nerd? haha thats just vision my man

  • Big Daddy

    Wrong jersey.

    • auggie

      As far as I’m concerned Lake had the right one on and the other 24 players did not.

  • Kyle

    Don’t look now but we have a positive run differential

    • Fishin Phil

      Shhhhhh!!!!!

    • Picklenose

      Now if we could just have a positive win differential.

  • TK

    Wow!!!! Another 2B, another SB, 2 more H & R?!?!?!?!? R U F-in kidn me? This is insane! Give this guy a urine test.

  • Lou Brown

    Boy if Bonifacio can’t do any better than 2 for 3, that is really going to bring down his batting average.

  • Spoda17

    Bonifasio made an out… man he sucks…

  • wkranz

    And…rain

    • C. Steadman

      It’s the 6th now…bring on the rain!

      • Edwin

        No faith in the new and improved bullpen that we’ve been hearing about so much this offseason?

        • C. Steadman

          I’ll take the first win anyway I can get it. Everyone besides Veras and CV has looked good.

  • http://bleachernation.com woody

    Hammel has looked very good. If he can keep this up he might bring us some good prospects.

    • itzscott

      Let’s see…. which team can the Cubs rape for another Feldman type deal?

      • Edwin

        I thought we weren’t going to use phrase.

        • CubsFaninMS

          Jacob Turner, Randall Delgado? Our front office is obviously big on former high-end prospects who haven’t quite put it together in the bigs.

          • itzscott

            That could be interesting….

            Like Olt, those guys were considered virtual untouchables when they were prospects and to think they could now be had for someone signed off the scrapheap who looks to have turned it around would be cool.

  • MightyBear

    The game’s official. Where’s the rain now?

    • Lou Brown

      Is it? I thought Pitt had to bat in the sixth for it to be official.

      • C. Steadman

        Once 5 innings have been completed it’s official.

  • http://bleachernation.com woody

    There is a big cell off to the west. I checked it out on doppler.

    • Picklenose

      Is the cell empty? (White Sox joke)

      • C. Steadman

        I laughed

  • BlameHendry

    Hammel looking impressive today.

  • http://BN Sacko

    Didn’t expect this from Hammel.

  • wkranz

    Starters have been good…18.1 IP 1 ER, tough to argue with those results.

  • Johnny Chess

    Ichiro never played 2nd SS and CF

  • willis

    Hammel has been nails today. And it’s exactly what this team needed after using every bullpen arm last night. Very short pen today and he has given a strong outing.

  • another JP

    This is more like it… good pitching and some timely offense. The Pirates might be a playoff team but the Cubs have played them even this series.

  • Johnny Chess

    Wright was a little shaky

  • shammai

    Looks like the Cubs managed to steal some voodoo magic from the Cards and used it with Bonifacio.

  • http://BN Sacko

    Last inning for Hammel if he makes it through. Whats next? Pedro and Veras?

    • mjhurdle

      Veras is unavailable today from what I heard.

      • http://BN Sacko

        that might be a good thing, although he needs to get back out there and redeem himself at some time.

  • Featherstone

    Outstanding performance today by Hammel. Going 6.2 innings was a great boon to a taxed bullpen.

  • http://BN Sacko

    Pedro ready? righty righty

    • http://BN Sacko

      Grimm Ok

  • smackafilieyo

    Here we go again…😭

  • BlameHendry

    and now starts the chair-throwing

  • willis

    And the bullpen is blowing an amazing start by Hammel. Different year, same shit.

    Terrible.

  • Picklenose

    Did Sanchez really make a holstering his guns gesture when he got to 2nd? That seems like a pretty d-bag thing to do.

  • itzscott

    I’m thinking extra innings and another heartbreaking loss.

  • http://BN Sacko

    Rondon then Pedro?

  • mjhurdle

    just 6 outs…..just need 6 outs….

  • smackafilieyo

    God this team can ruin a wet dream….smh

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