I wouldn’t expect too many returns before July, but then maybe a lotta guys in quick succession.
The Sticky Stuff Checks Have Mostly Been Fine, But the Max Scherzer-Joe Girardi Stuff Was Embarrassing
Scherzer was over the top, Girardi got himself ejected, and mostly people just need to chill.
It was a relative explosion for the Cubs’ offense, with Kyle Hendricks continuing to cruise.
Apparently the opposing manager was really trying hard to bust Scherzer.
Ramos would’ve made a lot of sense for the Cubs.
The huge lefty is an up-down guy right now, but when does he become more than that?
Thank the NL Central, Baserunning Blips, KB’s Catch, Yu History, Buxton Hurt Again, and Other Cubs Bullets
It’s been a great stretch for the Cubs! … er, I mean, when you look at how the rest of the division is performing.
A big moment in last night’s game, and now a question of what the moment will mean for the Cubs going forward.
Very little good to take away here.
That’s quite a message to send mid-game.
Good on Nassib for having the courage and the comfort to be himself.
Adbert Alzolay is back.
I am very sorry, but since he was OK, it is impossible not to laugh at the sound he makes.
Hernandez should be getting his pro career underway very soon.
The Cubs need their two high-contact bats back, but the timelines are still fuzzy.
The former Cubs left fielder is currently outpacing the man who replaced him.
Cubs Ridiculous Bullpen Trio, Wisdom’s 15-Pitch At Bat, Mills’ Fantastic Sinker, Rizzo’s Oops, and Other Cubs Bullets
Game got to the 7th inning with a Cubs lead? Game is over. For the last couple months anyway. That, and so much more to get into.
The Cubs have been quite good this year at avoiding the sweep, something no other playoff contender in the NL can say.
The Cubs have gotten very good at avoiding the sweep.
Rotating in a fresh arm.
It’s easier to flush a bad loss when it didn’t come at the end of a very bad week.
Disastrous game all around.
One too many steps, Mr. Wilson.
Sure liked Joc Pederson going deep twice again, but that was the only offense. Which is a reminder of the Cubs’ big issue.
That was a thud of a series opener.
The Cubs aren’t messing around, signing four out of Independent Ball so far already.
This is so good that it’s necessary.
Craig Kimbrel has entered the top ten.
A big win last night to give the Cubs their biggest NL Central lead in two weeks. Did you see that coming?
Kyle Hendricks turned in a great one, Javy Báez homered, and the bullpen did its thing.
That was a LONG AND FUN blast.
Another bullpen swap-out for the Cubs.
Why would you jump on moves right now when a guy might suddenly be a completely different pitcher next week? Yikes, right?
We *want* the Cubs to jump early on making an addition, but it’s not exactly a buyer’s market at the moment.
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Some extra catching depth for an organization that has really struggled there.
Digging into some of the pitching performances from last night, and much more.