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simCubs move on!

Theo Epstein had some things to say, and there will be commentary about that, and any other momentous Cubs news, as warranted and necessary. Of course this has been covered by our intrepid front-page crew, but there are always other opinions.

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Just a couple of days ago, I was making plans for postseason moves. Then, lightning struck. Blue lightning. Now...

The simCubs prevailed over the simNationals in dramatic fashion, with Ian Happ leading the way and Kyle Hendricks holding a clinic. Happ was 3 for 4 with two home runs. David Bote clouted two as well, with Jason Heyward adding on and Javier Baez getting in on the fun. Anthony Rizzo ‘tripled’ in three of his chums after it looked like a Happ solo homer would be all of the offense, and then the blood was in the water and it was candygram time.

The simCubs will move on to face the simDodgers, Friday at 11 a.m. CT. Yu Darvish (1-0, 1.13) will take the hill against Walker Buehler (1-0, 0.00) in a likely pitchers’ duel, a night game in the Friendly Confines. Ryan Yarbrough (0-0, 0.00) and Clayton Kershaw (0-1, 4.50) will face each other in the second game, Saturday at 11 a.m. CT.

Sunday will be a ‘travel day’ as the teams ready for battle in Chavez Ravine. Pitching will be at a premium in this series. Both teams also feature star-studded offenses and this promises to be a great series. All game video and related material is available commercial-free, 24/7, at the BCB Media Center.

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