MMO Game Recap: Cubs 6, Mets 1

Sure, the Mets finally scored a run, but it was more of the same this afternoon, as the Mets (40-40) lost to the Cubs (42-35) by a score of 6-1. The Mets finally broke their 24-inning scoreless streak in the fourth inning when Curtis Granderson doubled home Jacob deGrom, who had doubled two batters before. However, the Cubs had already scored a run in the second off deGrom, so Granderson’s...
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Chicago Cubs Shutout New York Mets in Win

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 01: Justin Grimm #52, Kris Bryant #17 and Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) While both of these teams are having a very tough time of putting runs on the board lately, it was the...
Via The Sports Journal
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Anthony Rizzo Avoids Tag With Impressive Move

Stealing any base, especially third, is extremely difficult in the MLB because of the power and accuracy of catchers behind the plate. As Anthony...
Via Athlon Sports
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This Anthony Rizzo Slide is Proof: Magic is Real

Somehow, against all odds, Anthony Rizzo managed to stay safe and un-tagged on this crazy slide against the Mets last night. Did Mr. Miyagi teach him this?  Is this some kind of weird, Cubs-related magic?  How the H did he pull that off? It begs the question: who wore it better? Mike Trout or Anthony [&hellip The post This Anthony Rizzo Slide is Proof: Magic is Real appeared...
Via No Coast Bias
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Deftly Avoids Tag With Impressive Ninja Slide (Video)

Many have tried, but only few have succeeded. On Wednesday, Anthony Rizzo joined that elite group. We’re talking, of course, about the “ninja slide,” accomplished by creatively contorting one’s body to avoid a sure out. Rizzo found the need to deploy the tactic in the ninth inning of the Chicago Cubs’ game against the New York Mets, when Starlin...
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Anthony Rizzo avoids tag with nifty slide (GIFs)

Anthony Rizzo avoided a tag with some nifty footwork while sliding into third base during Wednesday night's Chicago Cubs game against the New York Mets. It simply has to be seen to be believed. It’s called “The Rizzo.” — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) July 2, 2015Was it skill, or was it luck? According to Rizzo: "It's magic." .@ARizzo44 is coming for you...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo's slide into third is quite amazing (VIDEO)

Let's see. The throw beats the runner to third. The third baseman has the ball a full second before the runner reaches the base. So the runner is probably out. Right? Wrong. It hard to believe Mets third baseman Daniel Murphy muffed this tag on the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo during this double-steal on Wednesday night. So let's go to the video: It doesn't matter whether  Rizzo...
Via The Other Paper
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Cubs score 2 in 11th and blank slumping Mets again, 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) Starlin Castro legged out a run-scoring infield single in the 11th inning, and the Chicago Cubs blanked the punchless New York Mets 2-0 Wednesday night for their second consecutive shutout at Citi Field. Jon Lester returned to form with seven sharp innings, and the Cubs overcame a major baserunning blunder to score twice in the 11th. Miguel Montero added an RBI single...
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Chicago Cubs: Lackluster offense hurts Cubs

The All-Star break cannot come soon enough for the Chicago Cubs. An anemic offense and a questionable starting rotation, the Cubs need the All-Star break to rejuvenate and replenish before the second half of the season. The Cubs’ offense has been struggling of late scoring only 12 runs in the last eight games. To go along with that, the Cubs have given up 26 runs in the last eight...
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Chicago Cubs: Is This Really ‘Their Year’?

ST. LOUIS, MO – JUNE 28: Tsuyoshi Wada #18 of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout in the fifth inning during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 28, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Ask any Chicago Cubs fan what they think of their chances to go to the World Series are, and they will most likely all tell you...
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Anthony Rizzo Continues to Lead Cubs Offense

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 05: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two run home run in the sixth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) At the age of 25, Anthony Rizzo is considered the veteran leader in the Chicago Cubs young lineup. And like a leader is supposed...
Via The Sports Journal
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Cubs-Mets Preview

The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs have struggled offensively of late. New York, though, has compensated for that sluggishness with elite pitching as it goes for a fifth straight victory Tuesday night when it hosts Chicago. New York (40-37) has averaged 2.0 runs over its last 11 games, while Chicago (39-35) is at 2.5 in that span with seven runs in the last six. The Mets are making...
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Joe Maddon believes Anthony Rizzo deserves to be an All-Star

  Anthony Rizzo isn't currently in line to start the All-Star game, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon knows that whether or not Rizzo starts, he deserves to be on the team. "The guy's got to be on the All-Star team," Maddon told "Let him play shortstop, I don't care. He's got to be on the All-Star team, he's had that kind of first half. Rizzo knows the process will take care...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 8, Twins 0 (6/21/15)

OSS: A shutout by Arrieta and a grand slam by Fowler blow the doors off the Twins. Three up 1. Arrieta shook off whatever rust he had in his last outing, a laboring, career-worst six walk game. He went the distance, allowing only four hits and no walks and striking out seven. 2. The most memorable play of the game was obviously the Fowler grand slam, which put what was a close-ish...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo swipes bag of peanuts from kid in stands (VIDEO)

Kids, the next time time you see Anthony Rizzo chasing down a ball on the first-baseline, hide your peanuts.On Thursday night in Cleveland, Rizzo and a teammate Chris Denorfia both chased down a foul and, while a group of young fans were distracted by Denorfia's generous offer of the wayward ball, Rizzo swiped a bag of peanuts from an unsuspecting kid. A dastardly scheme planned...
Via The Other Paper
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo jokes with fan by taking his peanuts (Video)

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo joked around with a fan by pretending to steal his bag of peanuts during Thursday night's game in Cleveland.After coming up empty while chasing a foul ball towards the short right field stands in the top of the seventh, Rizzo saw the peanuts and grabbed them, but quickly gave them right back to the fan. That'll teach him to never leave his...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday Night Cubs Highlight Reel

Tonight’s Chicago Cubs victory against the Cleveland Indians was full of highlights. We had milestones, like Kyle Schwarber‘s first hit and RBI (he finished with four hits and two runs batted in): There was defense, like this outfield assist by Chris Coghlan and this beauty by Addison Russell: There was, of course, plenty of offense, including this slump-buster by Anthony Rizzo...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo, Now Featuring an Elite Strikeout Rate

The 2014 version of Anthony Rizzo would be great enough for just about any team out there: lots of walks, power, and contact. If you were trying to build him into the model of a superstar, the only knock against him would be that he basically didn’t run, but he’s promptly taken care of that this […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Don’t Ignore the Trends

Sometimes you think you know what a player is. He's a stud. He's a stiff. He's hot. He's not. And so on. Players get labels pretty quick as they come into our consciousness and it's awfully hard to shake that. The same goes for teams throughout a season. Oh, they aren't hitting well or that's a hitter's park. These types of unwitting biases can keep you from rostering the exact...
Via Razzball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Team comradery

Through the course of a baseball season, the attitude of the Chicago Cubs has been up beat within the club house. Throughout a 162-game season, a teams’ comradery and togetherness is important. For the Cub players there have been many instances of team unity. This has been demonstrated numerous times as players post team pictures on Instagram.   25U photo #Repost @arizz_44...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Rizzo on fire

The Chicago Cubs have surprised and impressed people with how well they have been playing so far this year. At 30-25, this is the best record the Cubs have had this late into the season since 2008. They appear to be in contention for one of the two wild-card spots, and maybe even the division if the St. Louis Cardinals ever cool down. One of the main reasons the Cubs are doing so...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Superstar Says Do Not Call Up Kyle Schwarber

Currently the Chicago Cubs prospect, Kyle Schwarber is batting .324 with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs in his first full professional season at Double-A Tennessee. That success has led to some widespread rumors about a possible call up of the Cubs young phenom. There is a difference of opinion however… Anthony Rizzo is the undisputed leader of the Chicago Cubs locker room, so when...
Via Sports Mockery
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo’s All-Star Support Video Is Hilarious

Anthony Rizzo isn’t only the best hitter on the Chicago Cubs, he’s one of the best hitters in all of baseball. Left-handed pitchers, right-handed pitchers? It doesn’t matter who’s on the mound because the Cubs’ first baseman will work a deep count and frustrate every pitcher he faces. He made his first All-Star Game last year and should make his second this year. A few...
Via Sports Mockery
26 days ago  |  Discuss

A Perplexing Call: The Leadoff Bunt (Attempt)

  On Friday May 29th, in the bottom of the 6th inning at Wrigley Field, Anthony Rizzo came to the plate to begin the Chicago Cubs’ turn at bat. He faced Edinson Volquez, staked to a 3-run lead. Volquez was in vintage form up to that point, with nine strikeouts – including Rizzo twice – and only one walk. Volquez threw a 78 mph curveball, that didn’t curve, for ball one and...
Via Baseball Essential
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo still overlooked

Chicago Cubs’ first baseman, Anthony Rizzo, is putting together a fantastic season, yet no one seems to be noticing. Rizzo was one of the top prospects in the Boston Red Sox organization back in 2011 before being traded to the San Diego Padres in a move that brought first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to Boston. After just one season with the Padres, and only 49 uninspired games in the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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