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Official Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:37 am

Cubs win 5th in a row, tied for Wild Card

This is the first time the Cubs have swept a four-game series against the Brewers since July 28-31, 2008.
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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby Tulcard » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:19 pm

Let's see if they can now sweep the Pirates.... 8-)
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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:43 am

Jake Arrieta's two-hit pitching through seven innings Tuesday night led the Cubs to their sixth straight victory, 5-0, over the Pirates at PNC Park.
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Postby chevyman58 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:42 pm

Haren debuts for the Cubs tonight at Pittsburgh, Cubs going for 7th straight W.
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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:06 pm

Cubs lost a pair of key players to the disabled list in right fielder Jorge Soler and reliever Jason Motte.

Soler has a strained oblique muscle, which figures to sideline him until at least mid-September or even for the remainder of the regular season.

Motte has a strained shoulder, which is expected to keep him out for at least 3-4 weeks. He has a 3.91 ERA in 57 appearances and has worked a lot of high-leverage spots for the Cubs including stints at Closer.
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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:31 am

Arrieta threw his first career no-hitter to win his Major League-leading 17th game, Kris Bryant hit a two-run HR, the Cubs win 2-0 over the Dodgers. Arrieta struck out 12 in his 14th consecutive quality start and finished the month of August with a perfect 6-0 mark.


Arrieta No-No's the Dodgers on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Cubs celebrate with a Pajama Night for the flight out of town.

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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby Razz » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:05 pm

I liked it better when Hamel threw a no hitter against the Cubs. :) No doubt about it though, Arrieta is a premium pitcher.
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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:33 pm

They can have the no-nos & the slumber parties.

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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby Razz » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:23 am

The Cubs have made huge improvements this season, but I'm just being honest when I say that I hope the Giants get hot and the Cubs start losing and miss out on the wild card. Not because I'm worried about the Cubs, but simply because I'm a Cards fan and want the Cub's to lose. It's just the way it's suppose to be. Not venomous hatred, just trying to keep things straight in the world. Long live the lovable losers!!
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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby mhardy_03 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:34 am

Razz wrote:The Cubs have made huge improvements this season, but I'm just being honest when I say that I hope the Giants get hot and the Cubs start losing and miss out on the wild card. Not because I'm worried about the Cubs, but simply because I'm a Cards fan and want the Cub's to lose. It's just the way it's suppose to be. Not venomous hatred, just trying to keep things straight in the world. Long live the lovable losers!!

The perfect situation for me would be if the Cubs missed out on the wild card by 1 or 2 games, meaning they likely would have made it had they brought Bryant up from the start of the season. It made sense to do what they did but that would make some Cubs fans' heads spin :lol:.
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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby BrewCards » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:40 am

Personally I'd love to see Cards/Cubs playoff baseball. How great would it be if the Cards swept them out?
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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:34 pm

Jake Arrieta followed up his no-no with eight shutout innings in the Cubs' 2-0 victory over the D-backs on Saturday at Wrigley.

Arrieta allowed four hits and struck out seven in his 15th consecutive quality start and fourth straight start without allowing an earned run for his Major League-best 18th victory.
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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:19 pm

Rookie Kris Bryant's 23rd home run of the year on Sunday was projected by Statcast™ to travel 495 feet, the longest in MLB this season.

It gave Bryant his 86th RBI, tying him with Billy Williams and Geovany Soto for the most by a rookie during a single season in club history, and the HR tied Soto's single-season rookie mark.

They have 27 games left, including the next 3 with us.
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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs - The Most Dangerous Team In Baseball?

Postby chevyman58 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:23 am

Rookie Kyle Schwarber needed just two pitches to hit two home runs, both monster shots, and Kris Bryant drove in three runs, including two on his 24th homer, to leadthe Cubs to a sweep of a doubleheader against the Phillies.

Bryant raised his season RBI total to 90, a Cubs rookie record and tops on the team. Bryant is tied with Joc Pederson for the most HRs among rookies. Schwarber hit 14 and 15 - in only 172 ABs. The kid didn't get his 1st AB until Jun 16th, then a week later was out for 4 weeks.

Throw in Arrieta, who won his 19th yesterday and is actually making a run on Grienke for what has been Girieke's Cy Young all season (though some think Kershaw deserving as well).

Cubs have an extraordinary depth in talent. Young talent. Rizzo is a beast. Addisson Russel. Of course Bryant. Now this Schwarber kid. There's more talent on their roster & dugout who's names don't even know. They have another layer of guys like Baez. The struggling & benched Castro has worked his way back into the lineup as one of MLB's hottest hitters. Their starting pitching is pretty adequate & they have plenty of cash to bolster it. Big question mark has been their late-inning relievers but they're tiptoeing thru that by committee pretty well lately.

As explosive as their offense is, with tremendous power up 'n down the batting order, they may be The Most Dangerous Team In Baseball right now - although the Blue Jays are intriguing as well. Not sure about their pitching depth, don't follow as closely. In a stretch run, these offenses get hot, they can throw up a buncha runs real quick.

As of the 2nd 1/2 of this season, the NL Central landscape has changed. Cubs are right there, probably at least a season sooner than most of us predicted. IMO Mo's going to have to be a little more aggressive this Winter & in years to come in roster-building. Ownership is going to have to start spending some of that new TV money before they even get it. Cubs are for real IMO, for the foreseeable future. Pirates are solid, but I don't see the layers of young talent the Cubs have coming together now.
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Re: 2015 Chicago Cubs - The Most Dangerous Team In Baseball?

Postby R27 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:38 am

I predicted they'd win 86 games this year and compete for that 2nd wild card and most everyone I told that to looked at me like I was crazy. And here they are currently on pace for 95.

Draft hitters and go out and buy starting pitching has seemed to work well for them. It's the best the Cubs have been in in my lifetime. But I also think the same is true for the Cardinals.
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