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Cubs pitcher Lester sets batting futility record

  Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester established a major league record Wednesday night for the longest hitless drought to begin a career. Lester entered the game against the Washington Nationals tied with the San Diego Padres' Joey Hamilton, who had also gone 57 career at-bats without a hit. He established the new mark by flying out to deep center field in the second inning. He was...
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Harper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run, Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 13 to outduel Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday night. The top two free-agent pitchers on the market last offseason, Scherzer (6-3) and Lester faced off in a memorable matchup in the finale of the three-game series. Scherzer, who signed a seven-year...
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Cubs' Lester sets futility record

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester established a major league record Wednesday night for the longest hitless drought to begin a career. Lester entered the game against the Washington Nationals tied with the San Diego Padres' Joey Hamilton, who had also gone 57 career at-bats without a hit. He established the new mark by flying out to deep center field in the second inning...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jon Lester Is Now The MLB’s All-Time Worst Hitter

You don’t expect pitchers to be good hitters, not even average hitters but that being said Chicago Cubs lefty Jon Lester is now the MLB’s all-time worst hitting pitcher. On Friday, he went 0-for-3 during his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks that made Lester 0-for-57 in his career. Lester was tied with Joey Hamilton for the longest hitless streak by a pitcher at the start...
Via Sports Mockery
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Cubs & Rockies Split the Difference at Talking Stick

Jairo Rosario reached base four times (single, double, walk, and an HBP) and scored a run and RHSP Javier Palacios tossed four innings of shutout ball, leading the Rockies to a 7-2 victory over the Cubs on Dust Storm Field, and Roberto Caro belted a two-run triple and Andruw Monasterio followed with an RBI single to highlight a three-run third to help the Cubs take an early 3-0 lead...
Via Cub Reporter
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ Addison Russell Trying to Find Comfort

Chicago Cubs’ Addison Russell, center, is greeted by teammate Dexter Fowler, right, after hitting a home run, as San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris stands at left during the seventh inning in a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Addison Russell was the prize acquisition from the trade the Chicago Cubs made with the Oakland Athletics...
Via The Sports Journal
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Max Scherzer and Jon Lester Face Off for First Time in NL

Two American League transplants, Max Scherzer and Jon Lester, will face off for the first time in the National League tonight at Wrigley Field. Scherzer, who joined the Washington Nationals on a seven-year, $210 million deal, and Lester, who joined the Chicago Cubs on a six-year, $155 million deal, have both handled the league change very well so far this season. Scherzer looks...
Via Baseball Essential
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Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper have known each other since Vegas youth baseball

They may be about a year apart in age, but Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper have been quite familiar with each other since their days of playing youth baseball in Las Vegas. With the two facing off for the first time in the big leagues in a three-game set between the Chicago Cubs and Washington...Read More The post Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper have known each other since Vegas youth baseball...
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Anthony Rizzo quotes Britney Spears song in perfectly executed tweet

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been plunked more than any other player this season. In 45 games, Rizzo has been hit by a pitch 12 times on all different parts of his body. The slugger addressed this issue Wednesday morning, but quoting the one and only Britney Spears while sharing a graphic that shows where he's sustained the body blows. Nice job by Rizzo to make sure he @...
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Chicago Cubs: What happened to the offense?

As of today, the Chicago Cubs are in the midst of losing 5 of their last 9 games. During this 10 day stretch, the Cubs have been struggling to manufacture runs and have experienced a serious drop-off. In the last 9 games, the Cubs are only averaging 3.22 runs/game about 1 run less than their season average of 4.2 runs/game. Statistically speaking, there has been dramatic hitting...
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WATCH: Kris Bryant’s blast nails scoreboard

If the Chicago Cubs are really going to get serious about renovating 101-year old Wrigley Field, they may want to consider getting some insurance now that Kris Bryant has officially arrived in the Major Leagues. It took Bryant some time to get the home run monkey off his back, but since his first home run on May 9, the Cubs’ third baseman has launched seven home runs in his last...
Via Baseball Essential
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Time To Worry About Soler?

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 203, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) chat about Tuesday’s fantasy baseball news. Topics include: Re-adjusting their 2015 valuations of Jered Weaver and Jordan Zimmermann Whether Charlie Morton is worth a pickup Concerns with Jorge Soler and Addison Russell? In-season FAAB strategies...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Castro to continue hitting cleanup

  Starlin Castro is far from a typical cleanup hitter, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon hardly operates in a typical way. The shortstop has been in the cleanup role for a couple weeks now and although he isn't putting up crazy numbers, Maddon has been encouraged and plans to keep Castro hitting fourth. "The thing we're trying to get away from is the rollover groundout to shortstop,"...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 3, Nats 2 (5/26/15)

OSS: Kris Bryant hit a homer that hasn’t landed yet, and Addison Russell completed the comeback. Three up 1. Kyle Hendricks had another great outing, going seven innings and keeping the Nats hitters off balance all game. It felt like the Cubs turned ten double plays behind him, his sinker was working so well on a day when the wind was howling out. The only run he gave up was a...
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Anthony Rizzo Key to Chicago Cubs’ Revival

Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo hits a double off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Among the hype and hysteria, the most important parts of a changing organization can be missed. Highly acclaimed prospects begin to join the major league team after fans...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Lose Grotesque Amount of Money Every Home Game

The Chicago Cubs are one of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball. Loyal fans flock to the “Friendly Confines” in hoards to cheer on their cubbies. Wrigley Field is an iconic stadium that has been begging for renovations for years, and is now currently being updated. The Cubs front office must have been on something pretty strong if they really thought that they...
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Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant Can Learn From Bryce Harper

Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant watches his home run off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Aaron Barrett during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The hype had been building up for the Chicago Cubs for years. The team has finally appeared show that the rebuilding plan made by the organization was a smart move after...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant homers off the top of the Wrigley Field scoreboard

You’re going to be seeing this one again on Friday, but check out this absurd home run hit by Kris Bryant on Wednesday night off of Nationals reliever Aaron Barrett. It hit the top of the brand spanking new scoreboard in left center field at Wrigley. That’s ridiculous. ESPN Stats and Info measured it at 463 feet. Yeah, that’ll do. Kris Bryant’s 463 foot home run was the...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant homers off the top of the Wrigley Field scoreboard

You’re going to be seeing this one again on Friday, but check out this absurd home run hit by Kris Bryant on Wednesday night off of Nationals reliever Aaron Barrett. It hit the top of the brand spanking new scoreboard in left center field at Wrigley. That’s ridiculous. ESPN Stats and Info measured it at 463 feet. Yeah, that’ll do. Kris Bryant’s 463 foot home run was the...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell double in 9th gives Cubs victory over Nationals

  Addison Russell hit a game-ending RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the surging Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night. Chris Coghlan started the winning rally with a one-out single against Matt Grace (2-1). The Cubs then caught a huge break when shortstop Ian Desmond threw wide to first while trying to turn a potential double play on pinch-hitter Jonathan...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell double gives Cubs 3-2 win over Nationals

CHICAGO (AP) Addison Russell hit a game-ending RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the surging Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night. Chris Coghlan started the winning rally with a one-out single against Matt Grace (2-1). The Cubs then caught a huge break when shortstop Ian Desmond threw wide to first while trying to turn a potential double play on pinch...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kris Bryant Hits 1st Home Run Off New Wrigley Field Jumbotron

Chicago Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant has been on a tear. In Tuesday’s game against the Washington Nationals, Bryant hit his seventh home run since May 9. It wasn’t just any home run either. Bryant’s blast that tied the game at two in the eighth inning hit off the new jumbotron behind the left field bleachers. Here’s a photo of the damage left by Bryant. @KrisBryant_23...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kris Bryant launches home run off scoreboard

I think it’s fair to say that Chicago Cubs rookie phenom Kris Bryant has lived up to expectations. The 23-year-old was at it again Tuesday night as he launched a mammoth home run off of Wrigley Field’s new videoboard beyond the left-center field bleachers. The solo shot was also clutch, as it tied the game against the Washington Nationals 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning...
Via Rumors and Rants
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South Bend Cubs: Top prospects part tres

At the beginning of the season, I shared with WSD readers that three of the Chicago Cubs organization’s top 30 prospects were starting the year in South Bend. In this post I talked a bit about Jake Stinnett (#11) and here I introduced you to Trevor Clifton (#27). A new list has been generated so we’ll discuss two more SB Cubs players: #5 prospect shortstop Gleyber Torres and...
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ESPN Analyst Calls Addison Russel 2nd Best Shortstop After Gold Glove Play

Addison Russell is the youngest player in the National League at 21-years-old and he keeps making gold glove plays at a position he didn’t even play regularly before he made his MLB debut with the Chicago Cubs in April. His glove was on display once again in Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Nationals. Touted as one of the best defensive shortstops as a prospect, working...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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