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Weekend Catch-Up: Home Run Heroics, Batting Order Analysis, Olt’s Injury, Much More

Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News, Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

bn baseball featureThat was a freaking awesome weekend for Cubs fans, wasn’t it? It doesn’t take much these days.


Friday, April 10

Saturday, April 11

Sunday, April 12

  • Although he took a hard fastball off of the wrist the night before, it looks like Mike Olt is going to be OK.
  • Bryant bomb, Schwarber bomb, Russell ridiculous play. Do I need to say more?
  • Carlos Villanueva has a badass mustache, but also sits on the MLBPA’s executive board, so his thoughts on the Kris Bryant situation are particularly interesting.


  • Luke lets folks know what kind of minor league awesomeness they can come to expect on Sundays.
  • Luis wants to make sure folks are aware that getting hits with runners in scoring position is only half the battle.
  • And Dexter Fowler capped off a helluva comeback – and the weekend – with a game-winning, two-run homer with two strikes and two outs in the 9th against the Rockies. Boom. Just like that, Cubs win the series against the Rockies, and they’ve got a winning record! It feels so strange! And glorious! Exclamation points!!!



Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.