Great to see Strop back, though not the way you’d want to see it.
Cubs Reportedly Placing at Least One Player on the COVID List Today (UPDATES: Three Relievers to the IL)
The Cubs have yet to have a positive player case since last year, but their first base coach was recently diagnosed.
Which is to say, the Cubs lineup tonight against the Brewers is pretty standard.
The league didn’t want this year’s Trade Deadline falling on a weekend.
A fatal police shooting in a Minneapolis suburb near Target Field may spark protests and demonstrations.
The season is just nine games old for the 2021 Cubs, and that is definitely still “early.” But that’s not going to last too much longer.
By my view of the play and my read of the rule, Willson Contreras was correctly called for interference.
You can now score the game-winning run without touching home plate. Even after replay!
The blame apparently goes to Contreras for the benches clearing.
Losing back-to-back games like that to this Pirates team is truly eye-opening.
Dexter Fowler has a torn ACL and will need surgery.
A lotta “worst” going on right now for the Cubs.
That was baaaaaaad, friendos.
You can actually watch the Triple-A (ish) Cubs play today before the big league team.
Driver was already back in Chicago for this road trip.
Thank goodness. It looked really bad for Fowler, but it wound up just a contusion.
This looked really bad for Fowler, who has been trying to rebound with the Angels.
It seems like there are still a lot of useful players out there, but maybe that’s the case every year?
This year, if you have to make a last-minute call-up on a road trip, you better hope that player is already traveling with you.
The Brewers might be without Wong for a little while.
That’s really all you can hope to see from a pitcher when the command and/or the pitches just aren’t there.
The Cubs are undefeated when Kris Bryant, Javy Báez, and Anthony Rizzo homer in a game.
Trevor Bauer Responds to Report About His Baseballs Being Investigated: “Desperate,” “Gossip,” “Fake”
Bauer tweeted about those sticky and suspicious baseballs, but did not seem to deny the substance of the report.
REPORT: Multiple “Suspicious” Baseballs Used by Trevor Bauer Today Have Been Sent to MLB for Inspection
The newly-signed Dodgers righty has been outspoken against the use of grip-enhancing substances.
Craig Kimbrel didn’t just have a great day and hit a great milestone. He did what he’s BEEN doing for a long time.
One of the most interesting one-year options in free agency this offseason, Paxton might already be finished.
How about Craig Kimbrel there?!? (Also, so nice to see KB, Riz, and Javy go deep in the same game.)
Wow. This is bad. This will get MLB’s attention for future discussions.
Rizzo absolutely tattooed this one.
Go down and get it, Javy!
When you tinker with your swing in the offseason and then have a lot of success in Spring Training, it can actually create surprising challenges.
Apologies for missing the whole morning today. There were site problems.
Nice try, good effort late. Earlier? Not so much.
Enjoy the plays, enjoy the birthday.
Hoping the Brewers Take the Hint, Contreras’ Inside Struggles, Maples’ Maybe New Role, and Other Cubs Bullets
The Brewers need to locate a little better, but I don’t know that this needs to blow up any further. Also, Dillon Maples, long-ish man?
The Cubs just aren’t getting any hits. Just one of those simple problems. But it’s early.
If you can’t pitch inside without hitting a guy constantly, it’s probably time to re-think the approach.