Cubs Win Thrilling Game 1 But Head to LA Split with Dodgers After Kershaw’s Dominating Game 2 Performance

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D. The Cubs are heading to Los Angeles for Games 3-5 in the National League Championship Series tied 1-1. The Dodgers have played the Cubs tough all season, so it should not be a surprise that the series is tied. However, the cause for concern is that a major portion of

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Cubs Strike First Behind Lester and Baez to Take Game 1 of NLDS, Hendricks and Samardzija Set for Game 2

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D.  In the regular season, the Cubs and Giants played seven games and five out of those seven were one-run games, so it was not a surprise that Game 1 of the National League Division Series ended up being a 1-0 game. As mentioned in the previous article, the pitching staffs

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Cubs Complete 2016 Regular Season with Wins 102 and 103 Against Reds, Lackey Falls Short of 20 Wins… Now on to the Playoffs!

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D. Game 160 The Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of their final series 7-3 thanks in large part to Ben Zobrist. The veteran led the way with two home runs and three RBI to move the Cubs to 102 wins on the season. Manager Joe Maddon has given

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Cubs Take Series Against Pirates, Go Over the Century Mark in Wins Despite Arrieta’s Struggles

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D. Game 156 The Cubs (100-56) used a familiar formula to get their 100th win of the season--strong pitching, big hits, and great defense. This time the pitching was from Cy Young candidate Kyle Hendricks and utility superstar Javier Baez. Hendricks pitched six innings of shutout ball, which helped move his

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Hammel falters while Lester shines again, Ross Shows Old-Man Strength on ESPN Sunday Night Game

Photo Source Frederick Krauss, Ph.D. Game 154 Every opportunity for Jason Hammel to pitch before the end of the regular season is an audition to make the playoff roster. Unfortunately for him, he was unable to provide a repeat performance of his last game and struggled significantly against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon

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