Second City October: NLCS Game Five Preview, Cubs (2-2) at Dodgers (2-2)

The sleeping giant has woken. You can be forgiven if you forgot just how good this team was during a 21-inning scoreless streak. After all, nothing makes a team look flatter than a slumping offense, and there were more than a few folks out there starting to write their “I told you so’s” about this team. […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
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Taking At-Bats with Matt’s Bat, Humble Anthony Rizzo Sets Tone in Cubs Romp

Anthony Rizzo’s long been an oddity among MVP-caliber hitters not named David Eckstein, what with his propensity for choking up with two strikes. That humility, the whatever-it-takes mentality, has served him well throughout his career, but it was being put to the test Wednesday night in LA as Rizzo came in with just two hits in his last 26 postseason at-bats. And when he struck...
Via Cubs Insider
2 hours ago

Cubs fan Craig Sager released from hospital, watches Game 4

Chicago Cubs superfan Craig Sager, who has been in the hospital for three months as he continues his lengthy battle with leukemia, was released in time to watch his beloved team play the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS with his family. Perhaps best of all, obviously outside his discharge from the hospital, was that the Cubs whipped the Dodgers by a score of 10-2 to even...
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A Tip of the Recap -NLCS Game 4 (Cubs 10, Dodgers 2)

Cubs Record: 2-2 W: Mike Montgomery (1-0, 2 IP, 0 ER, 2 K, 6.23 ERA) L: Julio Urias (0-1, 3.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 9.82 ERA) MVP’s: Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell (combined 6-for-10 with 5 RBI and two home runs) The Cubs and the Dodgers played game four of the NLCS in LA, and the Cubs came out swinging. The Cubs offense finally had the breakthrough they were looking for...
Via Cubs Insider
4 hours ago

With one bunt, Ben Zobrist helps swing NLCS in Cubs' direction

LOS ANGELES – Forget cleanup hitter. Think of Ben Zobrist as a great point guard, someone who understands how the pieces fit together, sees all
Via CSN Chicago
11 hours ago

Bullpen picks up Lackey, as Cubs even Series

After John Lackey departed Game 4 after four innings, five Cubs relievers combined for five scoreless innings as Chicago evened the series, 2-2.
12 hours ago

Cubs: Anthony Rizzo smashes out of slump with the help of Matt Szczur's special bat

LOS ANGELES - In a moment straight out of "The Natural," Anthony Rizzo needed a bat and picked out a good one.Matt Szczur played the
Via CSN Chicago
12 hours ago

The Cubs saved their season by solving their biggest problem

Baseball is a fickle game.No matter how good you are, no matter how poor you are, you will have hot streaks and cold streaks. The ceilings and floors might differ, but in this game, no one is truly consistent.The Chicago Cubs are an excellent team — the best team in baseball, perhaps — but they had run into one of those cold streaks.Antony Rizzo, the team’s MVP candidate, couldn’t...
Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

NLCS: Chicago Cubs’ offense comes alive in must-win Game 4

The Chicago Cubs offense had been scary quiet the past two games prior to Game 4. Tonight in Los Angeles, it was a different story as multiple players who have struggled at the dish, finally found their groove. Yet while the past two days have been frustrating, tonight’s win over the Dodgers has to feel […] NLCS: Chicago Cubs’ offense comes alive in must-win Game 4 - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
14 hours ago

Anthony Rizzo borrows teammate’s bat, breaks out of slump

Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell were virtually invisible in the MLB playoffs entering Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers, but that changed in a big way. Both players homered in the game, which was basically a must-win with the possibility of facing Clayton Kershaw in Game 5. Rizzo was in a 2-for-26 slump heading into the game, but he may have found what was previously...
Via The Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

NLCS: Chicago Cubs turning to Lackey in hopes of staying alive

This West Coast trip hasn’t treated the Chicago Cubs all that well. They currently down 2-1 in this best of seven National League Championship Series to the Los Angele Dodgers. Joe Maddon will turn to John Lackey in a must-win Game 4. Although it’s still early, last night’s contest between these two National League powerhouses […] NLCS: Chicago Cubs turning to Lackey in hopes...
Via Cubbies Crib
20 hours ago

Cubs fan Bill Murray has a potential Game 7 conflict

We have seen actor and comedian Bill Murray in the stands at Wrigley Field throughout the playoffs. Potentially the most famous Chicago Cubs diehard there is, Murray has made his presence known as his team looks to break a near 110-year drought without a World Series title. Celebrate tonight. #FlyTheW — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 16, 2016 Unfortunately...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon: Cubs ‘need to push back mentally’

The Chicago Cubs were stymied on both sides of the ball on Monday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers tidily defeated them 6-0 in Game 3 of the NLCS, taking a 2-1 series lead. The Cubs offense failed to show up for the second time in the series and the club’s pitching wasn’t much better. Manager Joe Maddon said his team’s mental strength wasn’t where it needed to be following back...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers made history by owning the Cubs in Game 3

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the NLCS as clear underdogs, but through three games they have completely outplayed the Chicago Cubs.The Dodgers won Game 3 on Tuesday night, 6-0, to take a 2-1 lead in the series.In Tuesday's win, L.A. also made a bit of history: For the first time in franchise history, the Dodgers threw consecutive postseason shutouts.Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Cubs respond to Dodgers saying they are stealing signs

The Chicago Cubs say they have not been stealing signs from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, and they have two simple reasons for that. For starters, they don’t know how. And, perhaps more importantly, they have hardly had anyone on base. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal said this week that he knows for a fact Ben Zobrist was relaying signs to Addison Russell when the Cubs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Less dominant Arrieta vs Hill as NLCS shifts to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) Back in spring training, Joe Maddon cornered Jake Arrieta for a frank conversation about his workload during the upcoming season. Maddon knew Arrieta would be upset any time he got lifted early, especially after tossing 229 innings for the Chicago Cubs on his way to winning the NL Cy Young Award in 2015. Maddon knew Arrieta might just feel invincible after shouldering...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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