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Post#161 » by hermes » Sun Aug 5, 2018 1:49 pm

what's the news on darvish? is it reasonable to expect him back at all this year?
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Post#162 » by Kizz Fastfists » Sun Aug 5, 2018 6:26 pm

It looks like he'll be back. It also seems to be a back issue and he was overcompensating with his arm which was causing the arm soreness. If they have identified the issue hopefully he can return to his normal pre-2017 self soon.
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Post#163 » by hermes » Mon Aug 6, 2018 12:29 am

not a great day for lester, he was the only starter we could count on but lately even that hasn't been the case

baez still raking
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Post#164 » by Kizz Fastfists » Mon Aug 6, 2018 4:48 am

Lester has outperformed his FIP and xFIP so drastically this year that some regression was going to happen. He'll probably end up with an ERA around 3.75. The starting pitching hasn't been good this year.
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Post#165 » by hermes » Mon Aug 6, 2018 11:21 pm

at least we get a series with the royals

they seem to be pretty bad
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Post#166 » by Kizz Fastfists » Tue Aug 7, 2018 4:16 am

Hamels with another strong start. It would be nice if the Cubs could get some separation with the Brewers. A 5 game division lead would be nice.
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Post#167 » by hermes » Tue Aug 7, 2018 10:28 pm

yeah the brewers are still a little too close

hamels is off to a good start, baez keeping his mvp campaign alive
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Post#168 » by hermes » Thu Aug 9, 2018 1:37 am

come on cubs, rally and get the sweep
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Post#169 » by hermes » Thu Aug 9, 2018 2:40 am

oh chatwood....what are we going to do with you
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Post#170 » by Kizz Fastfists » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:21 am

It looks like Darvish is about ready to return. As long as all goes well he should be back with the big club around the start of September after one more simulated game and a rehab stint, I'm assuming two games in the minors. I'm guessing they limit him his first 2-3 starts back and try to get him ready for 6+ innings for the playoffs. If Darvish comes back strong the rotation might peak just in time for the playoffs.
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Re: 2018 regular season thread 

Post#171 » by hermes » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:28 pm

came back and got the win today, heyward with a big hit
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Re: 2018 regular season thread 

Post#172 » by Kizz Fastfists » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:05 am

Cole Hamles with another great outing. David Bote with the walk off slam!!! The rookie has a story for life!
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Post#173 » by karch34 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:04 am

Bote!!!!!
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Post#174 » by Ccwatercraft » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:42 pm

Kizz Fastfists wrote:Cole Hamles with another great outing. David Bote with the walk off slam!!! The rookie has a story for life!


woot woot! Bote!

I had family over for dinner last night so I tossed the game on the DVR and watched it in bed, was getting really really tired about 1:30 am in the 8th but stuck it out by cheating a little and fast forwarded past washingtons's at bat's and watched us bat the 9th, boy oh boy was I rewarded for staying up well past my bedtime!!!!
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Post#175 » by hermes » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:44 pm

great comeback! wow, bote

and hamels has really pitched well since he got here. bote's got a nice future ahead of him i'd say
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Post#176 » by hermes » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:10 pm

brewers won, need to beat those guys and put them away
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Post#177 » by hermes » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:46 pm

cubs win!

hendricks was ok not great, but the offense showed up big today
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Post#178 » by hermes » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:13 pm

great start by lester

if we can keep stringing some good starts together pretty soon everyone will be in a groove!
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Post#179 » by Kizz Fastfists » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:18 am

I'm just going to call Hamels our ace. Lester, Hendricks and Quintana/Darvish just need to be a strong 2-4 in the playoffs.
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Re: 2018 regular season thread 

Post#180 » by hermes » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:08 pm

7 double plays?! that's nuts

hamels has been great

these 1-0 are cutting it a little to close for me

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