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by soccerforever
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

Of course if the game was on the road last night, the Cubs would of lost that game. They seem to find a way to win when they are at Wrigley. Hard to say one everyday player can make a huge difference in baseball but where would this team be if they hadn’t picked up Castellanos? He has been on fire s...
by soccerforever
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

The Cubs won a road series!! Besides that, a very disappointing 4-6 road trip that at worst should of been 6-4. Any other division and they would have no chance at all, yet they are playing with other teams with issues. I read today that since the All Star Break the Cubs bullpen have blown 10 saves....
by soccerforever
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

You all can decide if ole Joe got out maneuvered again. And you can’t make this up, Bryant goes to left as a defensive replacement for Schwarber. He inserts Botte at third. With one out and no one on he misplays a short hop, they call it a hit. Remember the error last night with one out? Botte gets...
by soccerforever
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

Cubs take the lead into the 9th...and lose 3-2. Seems that's happened a time or two this season... Same scenario all year on the road. We don’t hit enough and the relievers ***. We have the starting five to win the division, yet the rest of the team looks like a last place team. Going to be a very ...
by soccerforever
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

I get that the pitch appeared high on Kemp last night, but he's a batter that crouches down and the pitch crossed the logo. I consider the logo to be the letters. An umpire isn't going to give Eddie Geidel benefit of the doubt. Again, the lineup is better (or at least flipping SHOULD BE) than their...
by soccerforever
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Cubs
Replies: 6392
Views: 757213

Re: Cubs

2015 69-51 Lost in NLCS 2016 77-43 Won World Series 2017 63-57 Lost in NLCS 2018 70-50 Lost Wild Card 2019 64-56 I really want to give up on this team and the manager but I’m going to try my best to stay positive even though they look like the Orioles on the road. The entire NL central division is a...
by soccerforever
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

How big of a win was the Orioles' dramatic walk-off victory over the Astros? You can call it the upset of the year -- or even bigger. The Astros closed as -450 favorites at Caesars Sportsbook, the biggest favorite of the season and the second biggest over the past 15 years, according to BetLabSports...
by soccerforever
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

Very glad I was at a charity event last night so didn't have to watch the game. Huge home run by Bryant today. I'll take 2-2 at Cincy, now need to finish this road trip strong. The above stats on the starters mean nothing in that short of period. The starters are still the strength of this team and ...
by soccerforever
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

With runners at the corners and no out, it wasn’t the time for Baez,Happ and Schwarber to try to be hero’s. We came up empty handed. Against Bauer, we just need to move runners. That inning looked like the Cubs on the road most the year. You can’t win them all and there is still a couple innings le...
by soccerforever
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

Still 6 outs to go but a great job by Chatwood coming on in relief and the biggest out in the game was probably the Hamels strikeout on Votto. The new guys are really helping the offense and I include Happ in that group.
by soccerforever
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

Still 6 outs to go but a great job by Chatwood coming on in relief and the biggest out in the game was probably the Hamels strikeout on Votto. The news guys are really helping the offense and I include Happ in that group.
by soccerforever
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

Cards lose their 5th straight, and the Cubs now have a 3.5 game lead on both STL and MIL, however, the Brewers have a 2-spot up in the first against the Pirates. To be fair, the Cardinals just finished a really tough 2 week stretch in their schedule. Over the next 10 days, they'll host the Pirates ...
by soccerforever
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

tombs14 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Cubs go 5-1 on their 6 game homestand against Brewers and A's. That's pretty good. Now, they just need to turn around who they are on the road for this 4 games in Cinci.
It was a great homestand! Is it too much to have a 6-4 road trip? As I type this a 2 out hit and the Dodgers win 2-1.
by soccerforever
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

It was kind of funny watching the replay of that last at-bat and focusing on the fans behind the plate. I think every single one of them thought it was a homerun, lol! I did! I woke my wife up cussing when he hit it. The Baez home run that went out, where he was off balance seemed like it was going...
by soccerforever
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

That bb stat is crazy. That’s why I was so down on him early in the season. Besides the walks he grooved too many pitches just to get it over. As stated, hopefully he has fixed it. Darvish has always struggled in the colder weather, and coming off basically an entire year injury, while the concern ...
by soccerforever
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

First that I’ve been optimistic in awhile. Darvish has seemed to have resolved his control issues. Hamels is back. Kimbrel is our closer. If middle relief can get it done, it is looking good. Agree. Here is a couple stats that I hope continue. Since the beginning of July, Darvish has 44 strikeouts ...
by soccerforever
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

Back in first place. Just as I predicted a few days ago... :lol: Sweeping one of your rivals and outscoring them 17-5 can change a lot. Still need to win some series on the road, which they haven’t done since May. At least for this weekend at home we can just enjoy what the Cubs did. I know I am en...
by soccerforever
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

Willson’s hamstring injury doesn’t look good, especially for a catcher. We have avoided these injuries for the most part this year. Couldn’t have come at a worse time. Caratini is not an everyday catcher. Slow afoot, doesn’t hit for average, and can’t throw out runners. This post is confusing to me...
by soccerforever
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Cubs
Replies: 6392
Views: 757213

Re: Cubs

2015 62-48 Lost NLCS 2016 69-41 Won World Series 2017 58-52 Lost NLCS 2018 64-46 Lost Wild Card 2019 59-51 I thought it would be interesting to look at the total number of wins in the division to this date, along with the win differential between the most and fewest wins. 2019: 273 Diff 11 2018: 29...
by soccerforever
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Cubs
Replies: 6392
Views: 757213

Re: Cubs

2015 62-48 Lost NLCS 2016 69-41 Won World Series 2017 58-52 Lost NLCS 2018 64-46 Lost Wild Card 2019 59-51 This team is so much fun to watch at home and then are a different team on the road. Really hoping that changes going down the stretch. Cubs, Cards and Brewers all have major weaknesses and tha...
by soccerforever
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

Another nice win for the Cubs at home. Hamels looked like he had never been gone and hard to blame Phelps for the run he gave up. They are going to miss Contreras while he is gone, so I hope Victor is ready to do some full time catching. Hopefully get a sweep tomorrow.
by soccerforever
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

We have left 13 runners on base through 7! It is mind boggling the difference between the home record and away record for this Cubs team. They also seem like they are playing a completely different game. They are now 37-18 at home and 21-33 away. The below stat was posted the day of the trade deadl...
by soccerforever
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

I understand and agree with all the moves, yet the real contenders aren’t worried about spending money. What a move by Houston to get Greinke. They have to be the favorites this year and also cover next year if Cole leaves. Here were Houston’s pitching stats before the move. Before the Greinke trade...
by soccerforever
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

The Cubs are the only team in baseball to hold a lead in all their games since the all-star break but they're just 9-7 in those contests. Because they have lacked timely hitting and the bullpen can’t hold a lead. Your post really says it all and for anyone not recognizing they have a problem isn’t ...
by soccerforever
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Pro Sports
Topic: Chicago Cubs 2019
Replies: 392
Views: 22470

Re: Chicago Cubs 2019

deejay wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Watching this offense continue to struggle, I still believe that if a bat becomes available tomorrow, Epstein will go and grab it.
The Cubs starters must feel like they are all alone on an island. They continue to pitch very well and can’t seem to get help from the offense or bullpen.