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Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 3 PHOENIX, May 13 — The Arizona Diamondbacks socked 12 hits to rally from a 3–0 deficit and defeat the Chicago Cubs, 4–3, Friday night at Chase Field. Second baseman Ketel Marte went 3-for-4 on the evening with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored. First baseman Christian Walker went 2-for-4 […]

Cubs Rockies
Benjamin Sabin - Mar 4, 2022

Cubs 4, Rockies 3 (10) (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Colorado Rockies All-Time Team against the Chicago Cubs All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.) Only in a parallel universe could such a thing happen. Surely not in our untidy universe could the greatest ballplayers […]

Cubs All-Time Team
Matt Graves - Feb 25, 2022

The Chicago Cubs All-Time team features iconic players. The group includes some of its most “Loveable Losers,” from the best shortstop to dawn a Cubs uniform and the best player-manager baseball has ever seen. Fans are aware it took this team 108 years to break its championship curse finally. In fact, not one player on […]

Caleb Begley - Feb 18, 2022

After many an article, we have finally reached the top spot on Baseball Reference’s list of great comebacks. The following has to be considered one of the pinnacles of baseball history. Because, in this sport, stating that one has fought back from the brink of disaster is somewhat unique. Comebacks in sports like football and […]

Greg Maddux

Baseball Mythbusters: Greg Maddux and the 3–0 Count Hall of Famer Greg Maddux is one of the greatest pitchers of the Live Ball Era. One reason was his pinpoint control, with his ability to notch front-corner strikes leading to claims that umpires gave him a much wider strike zone than the rest of the league. […]

Taylor Krause - Nov 2, 2021

News broke on Monday that the Chicago Cubs are set to name Greg Brown as their next hitting coach. It marks the latest in a string of hires for the organization this offseason. The Chicago Cubs have yet to formally announce the hire. The Athletic first reported this story. Brown replaces former Cubs hitting coach […]

Taylor Krause - Oct 20, 2021

After finishing 71-91 and in 4th place of the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs offseason is filled with question marks. With a 2021 trade deadline that saw them trade away virtually the entire 2016 World Series core, big decisions loom in the offseason. Do they go all-in on a rebuild? Do they become major players […]

Benjamin Sabin - Aug 13, 2021

 The ability to play baseball well may cause a feeling of adoration in fans of the old ballgame. It may also evoke stronger feelings such as idolization and infatuation. This was the case with Billy Jurges and Violet Popovich. The Chicago Cubs shortstop and the aspiring showgirl found themselves ensnared in a love affair that […]

Anthony Rizzo
Lewis Masella - Aug 2, 2021

The New York Yankees made a major move Thursday to acquire star first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs. In return, the Cubs received two minor leaguers: right-handed pitcher Alexander Vizcaino and outfielder Kevin Alcantara. The Yankees require help at first base, and Rizzo’s offensive presence will lift the spirits of his new teammates. […]

Zach Walling - Jul 30, 2021

With only minutes remaining before the MLB trade deadline, the San Francisco Giants have traded for Kris Bryant. ESPN’s Jeff Passan was the first to break the news. Like catcher Buster Posey, Kris Bryant is a former ROY, MVP, and World Series Champion. Bryant is currently batting .267 with 18 homers and 51 RBIs. Kris […]

Anthony Walsh - Jul 30, 2021

Star shortstop Javier Baez and pitcher Trevor Williams have been traded to the New York Mets. Javier Baez and Trevor Williams to Mets Javier Baez publicly stated that he would love to play with Francisco Lindor, and would only move to second base if he’s playing with Lindor. “If I go to free agency, I’d […]

Craig Kimbrel
Caleb Begley - Jul 30, 2021

The Chicago White Sox have reached an agreement to acquire closer Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago Cubs, according to Jeff Passan. The Chicago White Sox are finalizing a deal to acquire closer Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago Cubs, sources tell ESPN. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021 Kimbrel, an eight time All-Star, had been […]

Noah Barnhart - Jul 30, 2021

With the MLB trade deadline quickly approaching, deals are happening all over the league. The Chicago Cubs are perhaps the biggest sellers this season. Earlier in the week, they sent reliable reliever Andrew Chafin to the Oakland Athletics. Now, they have decided to trade Ryan Tepera to their crosstown rivals. In return, the Chicago White […]

Diamondbacks Cubs

Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 4 PHOENIX, July 18 — Merrill Kelly pitched into the ninth inning, scattering six hits over eight innings-plus, and Eduardo Escobar scored three runs while driving in two with an eighth-inning home run as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs, 6–4, Sunday afternoon. Strong defensive play highlighted the first three and […]

Benjamin Sabin - Jul 16, 2021

The Chicago Cubs are like a warm patchwork quilt that has been handed down from generation to generation. Even those whose allegiances lay with other teams can’t help but feel an affinity for the Cubbies. And even though St. Louis Cardinals fans might disagree, the Cubs have found a way into the hearts of baseball […]

Chris Gray - Jul 15, 2021

Outfielder Joc Pederson has been traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league first baseman Bryce Ball. The 29-year-old left-hander is batting .230 this season for the Cubs with an OPS of only .718. This is mainly due to tendonitis in his wrist that produced terrible numbers in April. […]

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Scoreless Outing

Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on May 19. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]

Max Scherzer
Caleb Begley - May 14, 2022

New York Mets right hander Max Scherzer will miss the next six to eight weeks with an oblique injury, per Andy McCullough of The Athletic. Max Scherzer has a “moderate to high-grade” oblique strain, the Mets say. He will miss six to eight weeks. — Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) May 19, 2022 Scherzer started Wednesday night’s […]

Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy: Dependable Reliever, Incredible Teammate for the Diamondbacks Relief pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks is finally stabilizing, a welcome sight for the team. It has been a concern for years now. Not one reliever from the 2019 squad remains. No reliever from Opening Day 2020 or 2021 is left, either, at least as a […]

Rangers Angels
Nate Miller - May 14, 2022

Rangers 6, Angels 5   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 18 — The Texas Rangers completed the sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night, as they won by a final score of 6–5. Jonah Heim, and Nathaniel Lowe were the heroes in this one. Heim had a couple of base hits, and Lowe had a […]

Aaron Judge
Lewis Masella - May 14, 2022

Aaron Judge is making a strong case to be the face of the New York Yankees for years to come. That point was fairly evident even before the season, when the sides failed to agree on a multi-year extension. However, Judge’s multiple showcase performances within the last week have sent the loudest message yet. The onus […]

Rangers beat Angels
Nate Miller - May 14, 2022

Rangers 10, Angels 5   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 17 — It was a great night on Tuesday, as fans watched the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels by a final score of 10–5. Home runs by Corey Seager and Kole Calhoun made a big impact in front of a crowd of 17, 727 spectators. […]

Jake Odorizzi
Braden Herb - May 14, 2022

The Houston Astros took a hit to their rotation depth with the placement of Jake Odorizzi on the 15-day Injured List on Tuesday. The veteran hit the IL because of what the team described as lower left leg discomfort. Houston recalled reliever Seth Martinez from Triple-A to take Odorizzi’s spot on the active roster. Odorizzi […]

Caleb Begley - May 14, 2022

When it comes to pitching, 300 wins is the equivalent to 500 home runs; or, at least, this is what a certain school of thought espouses. It is the gold standard, the pinnacle of what any pitcher can accomplish. Winning 300 games involves a lot of dedication and a lot of practice. It means showing […]