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Cub Tracks’ imitation of life

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Arg. This is a depressing weekend so far. I suppose if I’m looking for bright spots, some time is shortly to free up. But I would much rather spend that time on baseball, however batty that notion is.

RIP Bob Gibson, into the bargain.

Here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$} means limited views. Italics are often used here as sarcasm font.


Art imitated life as the simCubs fell to the simNationals, 7-1. Stephen Strasburg was unhittable and even delivered the coupe de grace with a two-run double before exiting, having thrown 104 pitches in seven innings. Kyle Hendricks was unable to hold Washington down and the relief corps didn’t fare any better.

The simCubs scored first but Kyle Schwarber was thrown pout at second following hi clutch two-out knock, scoring Kris Bryant, who had singled and stolen second, and had moved over on an Anthony Rizzo groundout. That was all the highlights.

I’m remaining as positive as possible, but that National pitching is bad mojo. Patrick Corbin opposes Ryan Yarbrough today at 11 a.m. CT. We’ll adjust the lineup some. All game video and related material is available commercial-free, 24/7, at the BCB Media Center.

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