Cubs Pound Reds With Patience; Move to 7-1 on the Season

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It really is becoming quite ridiculous, the Cubs refuse to give any at bats away and that has been the catalyst for one of the best starts in team History.  On this night the Cubs walked a total of ten times, process that for a second, ten base runners without swinging the bat.  Usually the Cubs reserve the panic inning until the mid innings but tonight they had it on full display in the first.  Reds’ starter Alfredo Simon couldn’t make it out of the first as the Cubs manufactured their way to five runs after John Lackey struggled in the top half of the innings.

Speaking of Lackey, he was sharp after the rough first as he worked 6.2 innings, giving up two runs on six hits while walking three and striking out seven.  The performance pushed Lackey to 2-0 on the season despite a 5.68 ERA.  When the Cubs weren’t talking walks they were spraying the ball all over the field as they registered eight hits, none longer than a Kris Bryant home run, his first of the season.

Cubs 4-13 hitting

Cubs 4-13 pitching

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Six is Good. The Cubs, and the NLDS Dingerpalooza (VIDEO)

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Just watch the video, that’s it, I’m spent.  The Cubs are up 2-1 over the Cardinals in the best of five NLDS, and can close it out tomorrow at Wrigley.

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Kris Bryant Crushes Homer off of King Felix (VIDEO)

This is beyond stupid at this point, Kris Bryant just took King Felix deep, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a performance like Bryant’s this spring.  Bryant took a 2-2 pitch over the left center field wall against arguably the best pitcher in baseball.  Video as soon as I get it.

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Kris Bryant Hits Huge Grand Slam (VIDEO)

Wow.  With the Iowa Cubs trailing 5-2 in the eighth inning, Kris Bryant stepped to the plate with the bases loaded….. BOOM!  It was probably the biggest home run that Bryant has hit in his young career, nice to see him come through in a big spot with a huge hit.

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Bryant Debuts in Iowa With a Blast! (Updated with VIDEO)

Kris Bryant made the wait for the Iowa Cubs game today well worth it.  After a lengthy rain delay, and three empty at bats from Bryant, he delivered.  After falling behind 0-2 in the count, Bryant worked it full and drove the next pitch over the right field wall for his first AAA home run.

The kid is special, the fans in Tennessee learned that quickly, now the fans in Iowa will figure it out, then… well, Chicago.

Here are a couple videos of the HR…

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