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Baseball history unpacked, April 15

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Dodger’s Infielder Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Well, the simCubs came out on top of the first game of two in Baltimore. SimJason Heyward continued to be a power threat with his 4th and 5th homers of the season, his second being the 150th of his career. SimKyle Hendricks was again splendid, throwing zeroes with regularity in a game unfortunately fraught with difficulties of a technical nature as the PlayStation Network experienced high traffic during the middle innings.

Everyone held on for the wild ride, even unto jumping onto the third track for the final three innings. Trey Mancini, on the injured list in real life, clubbed a three-run bomb, which made things interesting for a while, but not too interesting, as the Orioles are bad, and Craig Kimbrel came out to do some work and fired darts this time to finish the game off.

Game data is already up at the BCB Media Center — Starting pitchers, lineups and more.

Al will have more information about that game in the game post at 2:30 pm CT, for our 3 p.m. start. I’ll drop the specific URL to the contest in the game thread, but you can lurk at the BCB Media Center and catch it there as well. All past games and highlights reels are available there too, if you want the full #simCubs experience.

... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*. Beware of rabbit holes.

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