***Chicago Cubs - Blow It Up***

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  1. Bankz

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    Hell of a take on the 3-2 pitch from the Pirates hitter...

    Wick easily handled that inning.

    Hope.
     
  2. pianoman

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    So after tonight

    Cubs Starters ERA 2.3
    Cubs Bullpen ERA 9.36


    We currently have arguably the best rotation in baseball so far and the worst bullpen.
     
  3. pianoman

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    Chatwood now has 0.71 ERA and has only issued 2 walks over nearly 13 innings pitched. That's almost as stunning as Yelich starting the year 1-27.
     
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  4. Bankz

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    A bad bullpen also is having the issue that nearly everyone is throwing 2-5 mph less this year. I don’t remember seeing this on such a grand scale before.

     
  5. Bankz

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    Extend him... seriously.
     
  6. pianoman

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    I feel the same. See if we can get him locked up for two to three more years. Whatever yips he had that made him lose all control seem to be seriously gone and the movement on all his pitches is excellent.
     
  7. pianoman

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    When are we expecting Brennan Davis to make it to the majors? I'm dreading watching Almora flail around at the plate for another couple years. I wish they'd just stop with platooning him and Happ because over their careers Happ is not much worse than Almora from the right side of the plate.
     
  8. Bankz

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    Davis is projected 2022 kid. Maybe we see him late next season unless he takes another major step but it’s gone be tough to judge that considering the season.

    Almora is at least seeing more pitches. But he’s bat is never going to be what keeps him on this roster. I can’t imagine how mentally jacked he is from the struggles to hitting that kid with the foul ball. I’m rooting for him but don’t expect much
     
  9. pianoman

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    I'm rooting for him but we need to move on from him.


    Don’t care that it was the Pirates, great to see the bullpen perform in a low scoring close win.
     
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  10. pianoman

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    Good to see Bryant finally have a good game.
     
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  11. Buster 5000

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    Bote looking like Baez at third base tonight.
     
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  12. Bankz

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    1) Wick is the guy

    2) I don’t need Grace on the broadcast
     
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  13. pianoman

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    Wick, Jeffress, and Ryan really seems like a good core to build the bullpen around.
     
  14. RoderickJaynes

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    The play he made on the mondesi bunt was insane.
     
  15. Bankz

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    Eh... they really need Kimbrel to figure it out.
     
  16. Buster 5000

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    Ross should put Chatwood or Darvish between Mills and Hendricks in the rotation. Someone who throws some gas in between the two guys who throw slow and change speeds.

    Hendricks
    Lester
    Darvish
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    Chatwood
     
  17. Bankz

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    On the broadcast last night Len mentioned the Cubs rotation averaged 90mph on its fastball as a staff. The lowest in baseball... yet has the best ERA.
     
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  18. spagett

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    Hendricks and Mills are really good at throwing off-speed, so their fastballs seem faster than they are
     
  19. Buster 5000

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    I’m aware. I’m just saying they’re in a similar mold so I think putting someone in between them would benefit the club in the long run rather than having them going back to back. Not that it’s been a problem as the rotation is currently mowing through opposing lineups.
     
  20. LookslikeUofI

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    He is not tipping pitches - - he just sucks
     
  21. spagett

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    RIPIP Craig
     
  22. nexus

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    Eat whatever salary you have to and just designate his ass
     
  23. spagett

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    Wont happen
     
  24. Bankz

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    Cubs won’t cut him. They stood by Yu and Chatwood. Hopefully he figures it out
     
  25. Bankz

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    Good to see someone tossing 96 from our pen.

    Not rust with the lay-off
     
  26. $P1

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    Best record in baseball...think some of it is smoke and mirrors, but I also think that holding on to Bryant (regardless of reason) and bringing back Ross, mixed with COVID uncertainty, has bonded the team even further.

    I've always thought that team chemistry was more important in baseball than any other sport because of the grind. It's good to be in a clubhouse that you like.
     
  27. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Certainly could be part of it but like you said some of it is smoke and mirrors. We've played a Brewer's team that struggled to start the year, a mediocre at best Reds team, a beyond dreadful Pirates team, a bad KC team, and then Cleveland while they're down 2 of their top starters.

    We've gotten really lucky with our early season schedule imo
     
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  29. Bankz

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    Can I just say I hate these extra innings rules.
     
  30. spagett

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    Much prefer Kelly Crull over Taylor McGregor
     
  31. nexus

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    Need a “Happ-ening” themed title imo
     
  32. Buster 5000

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    Got you fam.
     
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  33. Bankz

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    Kimbrel... looks good again.
     
  34. spagett

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    I thought he still looked like shit and was fortunate that he faced their worst hitters

    That check swing strikeout was a bail out and he's still wild
     
  35. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Lester's FIP is regressing to the mean all in one game.
     
  36. Bankz

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    Not concerned. White Sox murder left handers. Hopefully we win the next two. Much better matchups.
     
  37. theregionsitter

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    seriously we are absolutely crushing Lefties this year
     
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  39. spagett

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    God damn

    Up 8 and you're using him for 114 pitches
     
  40. theregionsitter

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    I’m not a betting man but this bodes well for the Cubs
     
  41. GGCD

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  43. nexus

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    This god damn bullpen
     
  44. Bankz

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    fucked up part tonight was it was two guys who have been pretty good for us.

    on a positive note Kimbrel with another strong outing.

    We really need to add an arm in this bullpen.
     
  45. pianoman

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    Alec Mills is not a long term solution in the rotation. He's 4th in the league now at HR/9. Everyone wants to say he's like Hendricks but the problem with that is he misses his locations too often and they're meatballs when he does.
     
  46. Bankz

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    Q will eventually fill that slot.

    problem is we need Chatwood to get healthy. His back is not good and his last two outings show it.
     
  47. pianoman

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    Kimbrel is such a fucking disaster
     
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    Enough about Kimbrel’s improvements. Jettison his ass into the sun