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Thomas Smith

2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 81

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Cubs reach the halfway point with a road win

Pardon the brevity today, I’m on the road again. I’m on an 8:45 ET flight back to the Chicago area. Once there, I’ll pick up a moving truck, making one stop in Northwest Indiana and a second in Peoria. Then Thursday morning I set out on a two-day drive in said moving truck to State College, PA, where my oldest daughter will begin her graduate work. I plan to bring you all of the Heroes and Goats over the...

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Mets vs. Reds prediction and odds for Wed., 7/6: Trust David Peterson to keep rolling

The New York Mets are looking to get their bats going on Wednesday after they were shut out by the Cincinnati Reds in a 1-0 loss on Tuesday.  The Mets

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Al Yellon

Cubs 8, Brewers 3: This time, a Seiya Suzuki homer really meant something

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Unfortunately, Kyle Hendricks left the game with a shoulder issue.

When last we met in recap-land, a Seiya Suzuki inside-the-park homer had given the Cubs the lead and could have led to one of the most exciting wins of 2022. Instead, David Robertson blew that ninth-inning lead and the Cubs lost Monday in extra innings.

Tuesday, Suzuki hit his second home run in as many days since returning from the injured list. That two-run blast broke a 2-2 tie and...

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Josh Timmers

Outside The Confines: Dog Days

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The Yankees are very good. The injuries are piling up throughout baseball. The draft and the trade deadline approach and other news from MLB.

Good morning. On this day in 1933, the first All-Star Game was played at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Lon Warneke, Gabby Hartnett and Woody English with the Cubs representatives.

I don’t have any dog news today. I just wanted to make people happy with a photo of a dog. And the Iowa Cubs.

I hate...

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Duane Pesice

Baseball history unpacked, July 6

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A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids gathered from allegedly reputable sources. Happy birthday, One Dog.

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue is pleased to present a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and various narratives to follow as they unfold over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along. We also include Cubs’ player birthdays...

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Cubs vs. Brewers Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, July 6 (Bet Burnes to Silence Cubbies at Home)

The Milwaukee Brewers are pulling away again in the NL Central after a strong week on the road against the Rays and Pirates. They have a slight cushion now over the Cardinals and a lead of more than a dozen games over the Pirates, Cubs, and Reds.

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Josh Timmers

BCB After Dark: Looking for a temp

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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...

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Hendricks Exits with Shoulder Soreness

According to Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune, Kyle Hendricks left tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers with right shoulder soreness. In the first inning, Hendricks gave up a two-run homer to Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez.

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Cubs: Contreras Sidelined, Norris Throws BP, Schwindel and Madrigal Stand In

According to Taylor McGregor of the Marquee Sports Network, the Chicago Cubs announced a few updates today on a few players that are recovering from injuries.

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Seiya Suzuki homers again as Cubs clobber Brewers

Seiya Suzuki homered for the second straight game since coming off the injured list as the visiting Chicago Cubs claimed an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

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Al Yellon

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

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Al Yellon

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

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Go get ‘em, Kyle.

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Several MLB Execs Predict Cubs to Land Xander Bogaerts This Winter

As the July 4 holiday comes and goes, baseball still remains in full swing. However, although the middle of the summer, it’s never too early for offseason speculation.

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Al Yellon

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

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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 MIL
Javy Baez: 8/7/17 at SF
Anthony Rizzo: 6/29/16 at CIN
Tony Campana: 8/5/11 vs. CIN
Geovany Soto: 5/19/08 at HOU
Derrek Lee: 8/26/07 at ARI
Sammy Sosa: 10/6/01 vs. PIT
Corey Patterson: 9/24/00 vs. STL

— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) July 4, 2022 TRIPLING UP: Cubs batters have hit 16 triples...

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Al Yellon

Cubs vs. Brewers Tuesday 7/5 game threads

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Looking for Tuesday’s game threads? This is the place.

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Veteran MLB Catcher Reaches A Major Milestone

When a player reaches 10 full years of service time in Major League Baseball, it’s an accomplishment worth celebrating. Most players don’t last that long, so when a player who isn’t exactly a star reaches that milestone, it’s kind of a big deal that calls for a celebration.

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Al Yellon

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

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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...

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Cubs vs. Brewers Prediction and Odds for Tuesday, July 5 (Regression Monster Looming)

The 47-35 Milwaukee Brewers have won seven of nine as they host the 32-48 Chicago Cubs tonight at 8:10 PM EST. Jason Alexander hopes to keep Milwaukee rolling in his fifth start of the season.

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Al Yellon

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

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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...

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Josh Timmers

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...

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