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by bukie
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/26 World Champs (Lester) @ Pirates (Glasnow) 6:05pm CSN-C+
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: 4/26 World Champs (Lester) @ Pirates (Glasnow) 6:05pm CSN-C+



Cubs breaking out the Lester defense tonight, as expected.
by bukie
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Sports Media Thread
Replies: 527
Views: 17178

Re: Sports Media Thread

UMFan83 wrote:Jim Bowden is gone

His time on ESPN reinforced the armchair GMs of the world that they were better than Jim Bowden.
by bukie
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/26 World Champs (Lester) @ Pirates (Glasnow) 6:05pm CSN-C+
Replies: 8
Views: 300

4/26 World Champs (Lester) @ Pirates (Glasnow) 6:05pm CSN-C+

Through two games, the Cubs have outscored the Pirates 15-3, thanks to their mastery of hitting and pitching. Yesterday they fell off the pace of highest scoring team in the league, so they need to pick up the slack today and score another 15-20 runs. Tuesday's win was thanks to pitching and defense...
by bukie
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN
Replies: 145
Views: 1612

Re: 4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Uehara relieving Hendricks seems like it has a potential to be very bad, repertoire-wise

I'd rather open with Carl then Koji. However, the Pirates aren't good at hitting and the ball isn't carrying.
by bukie
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN
Replies: 145
Views: 1612

Re: 4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN

David wrote:I don't agree with the implication that every strike is worthy of being swung at

Neither do I, as well as I don't agree with the idea that taking pitches for the sake of taking pitches is the right play if those pitches are in a hittable zone.
by bukie
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN
Replies: 145
Views: 1612

Re: 4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN

BigSlick wrote:Hendricks looks like his old self.

Offense needs to self-consciously work the count though. To be fair, Cole is locating his pitches very well.

When every pitch is in the zone, there is no such thing as working the count. There's taking good pitches for the sake of taking pitches.
by bukie
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 2539
Views: 112823

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

The 2016 Cubs set a lot of offensive franchise records last year, highest walk rate, highest fWAR, but the scoring of 808 runs was just 8th all time for the franchise in the World Series era. This year's team is currently averaging 5.42 runs per game. At a whole season, that would project to 878 run...
by bukie
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN
Replies: 145
Views: 1612

Re: 4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN

Also resulting from last night's game, the Cubs are now the highest scoring team in baseball.
by bukie
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN
Replies: 145
Views: 1612

Re: 4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN

Duke Silver wrote:I hope Kyle looks good. He's the only pitcher I'm actually worried about. And he's one of my favorites. So I hope he's back to normal soon.

The velo is concerning, but the HR/FB rate is slightly hilarious. I'm confident he'll get things figured out, he started slow last year too.
by bukie
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN
Replies: 145
Views: 1612

4/25 World Champs (Hendricks) @ Pirates (Cole) 6:05pm WGN

The Cubs pulled off a 14-3 squeaker on Monday against the unbeatable Pirates, despite awful, QS pitching by Brett Anderson and only one HR. The Pirates got more chances to show off their impressive defense by turning a flyout into a bases-clearing double, and an inability to catch the ball at home p...
by bukie
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN
Replies: 122
Views: 1463

Re: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN

Maybe Hurdle hates Bastardo, but I didn't see the need to make the guy throw 40 pitches tonight with the game already over.
by bukie
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN
Replies: 122
Views: 1463

Re: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN

Brian wrote:heyward's broke again

You say you want a nice, easy blowout, but nobody really wants it.
by bukie
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN
Replies: 122
Views: 1463

Re: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN

Man, he ripped that one too, just on the ground.

Bright side, the Cubs have had 15 baserunners through 3 innings.
by bukie
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN
Replies: 122
Views: 1463

Re: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN

Another Heyward homer here would just be funny.
by bukie
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN
Replies: 122
Views: 1463

Re: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN

Maybe there's no need to nibble on the corners up 8.
by bukie
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN
Replies: 122
Views: 1463

Re: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN

I think if the Cubs bat around in every inning, they may win this game.
by bukie
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN
Replies: 122
Views: 1463

Re: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN

Yes, every road game should feature the day's pitcher batting before he pitches.
by bukie
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN
Replies: 122
Views: 1463

4/24 World Champs (Anderson) @ Pirates (Kuhl) 6pm ESPN

We currently live in a world where the Giants and Blue Jays are the worst two teams in baseball, the Cubs have just one position player in the top 25 of fWAR (Rizzo 25th), nobody in the rotation has thrown a QS in a week, and yet...the Cubs are still in first place alone. On Sunday, the Cubs failed ...
by bukie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/23 World Champion Cubs (Lackey) @ Reds (Arroyo) 1:10 CSN
Replies: 75
Views: 1057

Re: 4/23 World Champion Cubs (Lackey) @ Reds (Arroyo) 1:10 CSN

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:
Heyward Fan wrote:Lackey's about done. Not sure he and Anderson can co-exist in the rotation all year.


What's been wrong with him today? I mean, he gave up a solo homer in Cincy.

Typical Heyward Fan BS.
by bukie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/23 World Champion Cubs (Lackey) @ Reds (Arroyo) 1:10 CSN
Replies: 75
Views: 1057

Re: 4/23 World Champion Cubs (Lackey) @ Reds (Arroyo) 1:10 CSN

Tim wrote:Jay cost us a run. Free Almora

Need to protect Almora against the tough righties.
by bukie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/23 World Champion Cubs (Lackey) @ Reds (Arroyo) 1:10 CSN
Replies: 75
Views: 1057

Re: 4/23 World Champion Cubs (Lackey) @ Reds (Arroyo) 1:10 CSN

Looks like the Cubs may have to score to win today.
by bukie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/23 World Champion Cubs (Lackey) @ Reds (Arroyo) 1:10 CSN
Replies: 75
Views: 1057

Re: 4/23 World Champion Cubs (Lackey) @ Reds (Arroyo) 1:10 CSN

Arroyo not really fooling anyone in the first inning, nothing to show for it for the Cubs though. 8 pitch inning, Cubs made contact on all 8 pitches.
by bukie
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/23 World Champion Cubs (Lackey) @ Reds (Arroyo) 1:10 CSN
Replies: 75
Views: 1057

Re: 4/23 World Champion Cubs (Lackey) @ Reds (Arroyo) 1:10 CSN

by bukie
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Fred Hornkohl Game Threads Forum
Topic: 4/22 World Champion Cubs (Arrieta) @ Reds (Reed) 12:10 ABC 7
Replies: 223
Views: 2138

Re: 4/22 World Champion Cubs (Arrieta) @ Reds (Reed) 12:10 ABC 7

Which reminds me of one of my pet peeves about the "Theo lost on purpose for 3 years" argument...the major league roster and system was in a shambles when he got here and he correctly prioritized improving the system, while giving the existing system opportunities at the major league level...

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