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BCB After Dark: Looking for a temp

BCB After Dark: Looking for a temp

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The late-night/early-morning hangout for Cubs fans asks who should get the call to the starting rotation Welcome back to BCB After Dark: the happening hangout for night owls, early-risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. It’s good to see you stop in again. I hope you’ve brought some friends. We’ve still got a few good tables available, so please seat yourself tonight. Bring your own beverage. No jacket or tie required. BCB After Dark is the place for you to talk baseball, music, movies, or anything else you need to get off your chest, as...
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Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Tuesday 7/5, 7:10 CT

Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Tuesday 7/5, 7:10 CT

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First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Tuesday 7/5, 7:10 CT

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Tuesday 7/5, 7:10 CT

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Go get ‘em, Kyle.
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Cubs vs. Brewers Tuesday 7/5 game threads

Cubs vs. Brewers Tuesday 7/5 game threads

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Looking for Tuesday’s game threads? This is the place.
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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers preview, Tuesday 7/5, 7:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers preview, Tuesday 7/5, 7:10 CT

Photo by John Fisher/ The Cubs look to even up their series in Milwaukee. Tuesday notes... IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING: Cubs inside-the-park home runs since 2000:Seiya Suzuki: Today at MILJavy Baez: 8/7/17 at SFAnthony Rizzo: 6/29/16 at CINTony Campana: 8/5/11 vs. CINGeovany Soto: 5/19/08 at HOUDerrek Lee: 8/26/07 at ARISammy Sosa: 10/6/01 vs. PITCorey Patterson: 9/24/00 vs. STL— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) July 4, 2022 TRIPLING UP: Cubs batters have hit 16 triples this season, tied for third in the majors, and they have had 11 players record at least one...
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July 5 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

July 5 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via A weekly check-in on these Cubs favorites. Without further ado, here’s what’s been going on with some of your Cubs favorites over the past week. Javier Báez After slowly improving through most of June, Javy had a bad week: .179/.172/.250 (5-for-28) with 10 strikeouts. You’ll note the OBP is lower than the BA — that’s what happens when you have a sacrifice fly but no walks. Báez is having his worst year (except for the pandemic 2020 season) since his rookie year in 2014. The Tigers actually won four of the seven...
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Three up, three down: An update on the Cubs, July 5 edition

Three up, three down: An update on the Cubs, July 5 edition

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ There’s a fair amount of good over the last week... and some, not so much. I’m going to start out this edition of “Three up, three down” a bit differently. The Cubs are 16 games under .500 at 32-48. There’s one game remaining — tonight at Milwaukee — before the team hits the halfway point of the 2022 season. If the Cubs win tonight, that’d be 33 wins in half a season, on pace for a 66-96 season. I’m here to tell you that I don’t think the Cubs are that far from being at least the .500 club I thought they’d be at the...
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Chicago Cubs draft profile: Cam Collier

Chicago Cubs draft profile: Cam Collier

Cam Collier is diving back into first base here | Ron Schloerb/Cape Cod Times / USA TODAY NETWORK The first in a series of articles previewing the MLB Draft looks at Chipola Junior College third baseman Cam Collier The MLB Draft starts on Sunday, July 17. In the next two weeks as we lead up to the draft, I’ll have a series of profiles of players that the Cubs could take with the seventh pick in the first round. The Cubs reward for going 71-91 last year is that seventh pick, which is the earliest they’ve picked in the draft since they took Kyle Schwarber with the...
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2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 80

2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 80

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs lose a game that was closer than the final score So this is now two straight days of the Cubs behaving more like I’d expect against good teams. Both days, they played pretty much even until they didn’t. On Sunday afternoon, it was a fairly routine play gone bad that cost the Cubs the game. On Monday, it was the bullpen failing. It’s a shame for so many reasons, one of those being that by and large, the bullpen has been the rock for this team. It would have been fun to have won either or both of these last two games....
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Cub Tracks runs all the way home

Cub Tracks runs all the way home

Photo by John Fisher/ The latest episode of our long-running series of #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news. So many things went right until the end. Welcome to today’s edition of Cub Tracks news and notes™, featuring material from current beat writers, bloggers, and the occasional in-house habitué, moonlighting. These pieces center around #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball. We try to distill the zeitgeist into a fine piquancy, for your consumption. The Cubs started a series with the Milwaukee Brewers in the city that beer made famous on a Monday afternoon in July. Justin...
Jul 5, 2022
BCB After Dark: Have a happy holiday

BCB After Dark: Have a happy holiday

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks if the Cubs should try to sign Xander Bogaerts this winter Welcome back to a holiday edition of BCB After Dark: the swingin’ spot for night owls, early-risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. We’re still open and waiting for you to show up. We hope you’ve had a happy holiday. Please come on in and relax with us for a while. There’s no dress code tonight. The hostess will seat you now. The show will start any minute now. BCB After Dark is the place for you to talk...
Jul 5, 2022
Minor League Wrap: July 4th celebrations

Minor League Wrap: July 4th celebrations

Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/MLB Photos via Drew Smyly makes a rehab start. The Smokies win. It is a rare Monday night edition of the Minor League Wrap. We’ve got a full slate of games tonight as “baseball and fireworks” is probably the biggest gate draw in the minor leagues. Just a reminder, because there’s a Minor League Wrap tonight, there won’t be one tomorrow night. Tuesday is an off-day this week and this week only. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were edged by Indianapolis (Pirates), 5-4 in ten innings. Javier Assad made his Triple-A debut in this game and went...
Jul 4, 2022
Brewers 5, Cubs 2: This recap should have been all about Seiya Suzuki

Brewers 5, Cubs 2: This recap should have been all about Seiya Suzuki

Photo by John Fisher/ Instead, it winds up with a former Cub hitting a walkoff homer for Milwaukee. What a headline that would have been, right? Seiya Suzuki comes off the injured list and hits a ninth-inning, game-winning, inside-the-park home run! But... as you know, it didn’t happen that way. David Robertson couldn’t hold the 2-1 lead Suzuki’s blast gave him, and the Cubs eventually lost 5-2 when ex-Cub Victor Caratini smashed a three-run homer in the 10th inning off Scott Effross. Sigh. I was going to lead this with Suzuki’s home run, as noted, and what the...
Jul 4, 2022
First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Monday 7/4, 3:10 CT

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Monday 7/4, 3:10 CT

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Go get ‘em, Justin.
Jul 4, 2022
Cubs vs. Brewers Monday 7/4 game threads

Cubs vs. Brewers Monday 7/4 game threads

Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Monday’s game threads can all be found in this StoryStream.