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Cubs 7, Pirates 2 (5/2/16)

OSS: Cubs rack up Cole's pitch count for the second game in a row and chase him early. Three up: ​Anthony Rizzo paced the Cubs in WPA on the day, mostly due to a game tying double in the third inning and another in the fifth. It is great to see the hits dropping for him again. David Ross had the other big day at the plate, hitting an RBI single in the fifth to...
Via Obstructed View
12 hours ago

Hammel goes to 4-0, Rizzo hits 2 doubles in Cubs' win

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jason Hammel raised his record to 4-0 and Anthony Rizzo hit two doubles as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night. Hammel's ERA rose to 1.24 after entering the game with a National League-leading 0.75 mark. He gave up two runs and five hits in five-plus innings with three strikeouts and one walk. His streak of five straight starts of allowing...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Brewers at Cubs

With Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward now heating up, the Chicago Cubs can outslug opponents as well as outpitch them.Chicago's offensive binge bodes well for Kyle Hendricks, who hasn't received much recent support at Wrigley Field entering Tuesday night's matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers.The Cubs come into this three-game set after scoring 38 runs in winning three of four at Cincinnati...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 17 Recap: Cubs 8 Reds 1

Well, it wasn’t Thursday night, but it wasn’t too shabby either. Top Play (WPA): Leading off the fourth with the Cubs already up 1-0, Anthony Rizzo hammered his third home run in as many days (+0.108). Rizzo summarily dismissed Jon Moscot’s first pitch slider to the right field seats to bump the score up to 2-0 […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo now has his own cereal called ‘RizzO’s’ on shelves

Anthony Rizzo is one of the better young baseball players in the majors, and he is now in some pretty exclusive company. Rizzo is getting his own cereal on store shelves in the Chicagoland area. They are appropriately named “RizzO’s”, similar to that of Cheerio’s. The honey nut toasted oats hit Jewel-Osco shelves on Wednesday. So if you’re lucky enough to have a location...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Inside the At-Bat: Anthony Rizzo’s First-Inning RBI

Welcome to the first regular season installment of Inside the At-Bat, a BP Wrigleyville series that began amid a flurry of typos and Brooks Baseball graphs in the late night hours (Eastern Standard Time!) following each game of the 2015 postseason. In 2016,  it will not appear every night, but we’ll be checking often during the season’s biggest series, […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo Shows Off His Other Talent at Cubs Spring Training

Anthony Rizzo hit the piano early in spring training with the Cubs - 3/29
Via CSN Chicago
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs welcome real cubs to spring training

The Chicago Cubs have turned spring training into a circus sideshow courtesy of some off-the-wall antics — mimes, anyone? — to help break up the monotony and keep the club loose. Well, what is a circus without some real, live bears? And fittingly, said bears were of the young variety, as two baby cubs made the rounds at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz. Several media members along...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Why do lefties have limitations on the diamond?

For as long as baseball has been around, it has been considered foolish to place a left handed fielder anywhere in the infield other than first base. The reasoning is simple. If a batter hits a groundball and a lefty scoops it up, the southpaw would have to shift his whole body in order to throw the ball to first base which grants the runner an extra second (allegedly). Therefore...
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo climbs onto tarp for great catch

By TOC Staff Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo isn’t just a great hitter – he’s got a fantastic glove as well. Check out what he did in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s Brewers-Cubs game during a Ryan Braun at bat. That’s ... impressive. Quite impressive. Ironically, in his first at bat after the play, Rizzo would pop out ... to first base ... in foul territory.
Via The Outside Corner
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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