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Thread: 2020 Chicago Cubs Thread 60 Games Here We Go

  1. #361
    Good defense, hitters drawing walks, and good base running? The Cubs??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttermaker View Post
    Good defense, hitters drawing walks, and good base running? The Cubs??
    Their baserunning has been fun to watch, but it may become an issue because pretty much everyone on the team has a green light at any time. Should lead to a lot of SBs and a lot of TOOTBLANs. Rizzo already has his career high.

  3. #363
    Help an old man out. What is a tootblan? Numbers, what is FIP. Thanks.

  4. #364
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackjackMc View Post
    Help an old man out. What is a tootblan? Numbers, what is FIP. Thanks.
    Tootblan is something like "thrown out on the bases like a nincompoop" and comes from some old Cubs' blog IIRC from the time Theriot was around being a moron on bases. Basically tries to get at how much players/teams hurt themselves on the base paths by making unforced errors.

    FIP is fielding independent pitching which "converts a pitcher's three true outcomes into an earned run average-like number" (per baseball prospectus). It attempts to normalize pitching based on how well the pitcher does independent of the defense behind him.

  5. #365
    OK. Thanks.

  6. #366
    Typical Cubs first inning. Sit down the Brewers in order to get up to bat. Leadoff single, Soler singles to center but Fowler gets thrown out at third, Rizzo singles (would have scored Fowler if he hadn't been thrown out), Bryant strikes out on a slider low and away and Rizzo gets thrown out at second to end the inning trying to steal on the same play. So three singles, four batters, and three outs. Wild.

  7. #367
    I dunno if that's "typical," but we still might wanna cool our jets with running so much

  8. #368
    Quote Originally Posted by wsc8521s View Post
    I dunno if that's "typical," but we still might wanna cool our jets with running so much
    I meant typical in the sense that the Cubs have consistently done moronic shit on the bases for as long as I can remember.

    I actually like the Maddon strategy of green lighting extra bases, just gets frustrating when the times it doesn't work just like anything else.

  9. #369
    These are the Cubs 2.0. All that bad history shit is gone, forgotten, sayonarra.

    Or so I tell myself before the inevitable heartbreak

  10. #370
    I never would have guessed Russell would hit one out before Bryant. Good start though.

  11. #371
    Cubs still up 1-0 in the bottom of the 7th. Lester has thrown 90 pitches and only given up three hits and just batted for himself to lead off the Cubs' half of the 7th.

  12. #372
    Cubs win 1-0. Lester, Strop and Rondon shutout Brewers on 4 hits. Russell hits his first MLB HR. Saw a demo of tootblan as well, and it did not cost us the game. What more can a Cub fan ask for?

  13. #373
    Cubs lose 6-1. Arrieta roughed up out of the gate. Rizzo hits a HR to account for all Cub scoring. Cub offense is reduced to creating a constant breeze with 18 strikeouts.

  14. #374
    Cubs lose 5-3. Maddon decided to intentionally walk Lind to face Ramirez. Big mistake. Ramirez drives in the game winning runs with a great piece of hitting. Sweet revenge. Go to St. Louis for 4.

  15. #375
    First truly disappointing series of the season. Not sure a trip to St. Louis is the cure for our suddenly silent bats

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    Young team will have peaks and valleys - need the pitching to carry us through for the next few games until we get some guys back on track.

  17. #377
    Great start
    Quickly not that great of start

  18. #378
    they're gonna lose this fucking game

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonDeaconz View Post
    they're gonna lose this fucking game
    Yep. Fucking pathetic.

  20. #380
    Cubs lose 10-9. Poor performance by the bullpen. Grimm, Ramirez and Parker can't return from the DL soon enough. Russell needs to be called up. Hate giving away wins.

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