Post Tagged with: "National League"

Big Leagues!

Big Leagues!

With the Cubs narrow 5-4 win last night against the defending World Series Champions Chicago finds itself back in the postseason picture with 55 games remaining in the season. The Cubs have matched their season high 11 games over five-hundred mark which they first reached on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Last night Kyle Schwarber provided the biggest swing of the game […]

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Cubs Preview 2014

Cubs Preview 2014

Well it’s about time for us to turn our attention towards the baseball season and the sweet smell of grass and the even sweeter sound of the crack of the bat. We’re about two and a half weeks from opening day – which according to Anheuser-Busch should be recognized as a national holiday – and with it the need to start […]

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Chicago vying for Tanaka

Chicago vying for Tanaka

If you love baseball then of course you’ve seen the Major League movies probably more than once in your life. In the second installment of the series there was a LF in the movie named Isuro Tanaka who was playing the position like a Kamikaze pilot.  It’s been twenty years since that movie was released and lo and behold the real life Tanaka […]

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World Series

World Series

The World Series opens on Wednesday night in Boston and the two best teams will face off for only the second time in divisional play.  The Red Sox and Cardinals both posted identical records of 97-65 and hosted their respective LCS.  They’ve met three previous times in the Fall Classic with St. Louis winning the first two in seven games […]

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Brewers breakup the Cubs Spree

Brewers breakup the Cubs Spree

The Cubs came into last night’s game as winners of 6 of 10 during their recent ten-game road trip. Chicago got great bullpen work in the Bay Area.  Then, if it weren’t for a misguided throw by the recently-returned-to-earth Junior Lake the Cubs wouldn’t have spoiled another solid start by Jackson in Denver.  Last night, the Cubs spoiled another solid 7 innings […]

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Watches his ball fly out of the Cell with the win

White Sox Start Season Off Right

The South Siders seem to be a team that could make some noise in the wide-open American League.  Okay, so it’s ridiculously early in the season, but after going 4-2 over the opening home stand – punctuated by Dayan Viciedo’s solo home run blast into the bleachers in left – it appears as though the White Sox have a decent chance of dethroning the Detroit Tigers as AL Central […]

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Just  Got Paid

Cubs Going to Jackson ‘Cause No One Will Come Here

Theo Epstein finally made a free-agency splash by signing Edwin Jackson to a 4-yr $52-million deal that kinda boggles the mind. Jackson was 10-11 with a 4+ ERA on the best pitching staff in baseball in a relatively friendly pitchers’ park.  Not exactly the stuff warranting a $13 Million annual salary. Jackson’s best year was 5 years ago when he went 14-11 for the Tampa […]

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Madison "Mad Bum" Bumgarner (23 Hudson, NC) was dominant in his first World Series start as he kept the Tigers off balance in leading his team to a 2-0 series lead

Thursday Night Lights Shine on Giants in World Series Game 2 (and yet again the Chicago Bears)

The San Francisco Giants descended from superlatives to simply win Game 2 by playing their game.  The 2-0 victory was led by Madison Bumgarner’s rock solid pitching as he went 7 innings, allowed 2 hits and fanned 8.  His win was solidified by the best bullpen in baseball while the defense was impenetrable throughout, as highlighted by the relay throw to get Prince Fielder out at the plate that would have given the Tigers […]

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"Kung Fu Panda" belts the first of his three home runs en route to a 4-4 night

Game 1: Pandamonium Crushes Detroit

Game 1 of the World Series was all Pablo Sandoval as he belted three home runs, two of which were off Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander. Sandoval is only the fourth player in postseason history to hit three home-runs in a game. He joins Albert Pujols (last year), Reggie Jackson (’77) and Babe Ruth who did it twice (’26, ’28). Sandoval […]

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Batted .347 in Arizona Rookie Ball

Cubs’ Sunny Disposition

The Cubs wrap up their season this week only games out of first place…twenty-some games. They released some good press about the awards meted out to their noteworthy minor league players. The players of the year for the minor leagues were INF Logan Watkins (23, Wichita) and RHP Nick Struck (22, Damascus, OR) both of whom play for the Tennessee […]

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