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The simCubs dropped a winnable game by a score of 4-2 to the simReds Friday at simWrigley, repeatedly failing to launch in run-scoring situations and in fact not hitting the ball especially well, in a pattern we’ve come to know and love, where they flail at hittable pitches and swing at bad balls on 3-2. Meanwhile the Reds made the best of two consecutive opportunities after failing with the bases loaded once themselves, with ex-Cub Nick Castellanos delivering a run-scoring single and scoring on Eugenio Suarez’ towering blast to left. The Cubs scored a couple of runs late but they were too little, too late and the Reds went on to victory.

Today the Cubs try to recapture both momentum and the rights to the meatloaf. The seemingly ageless Jon Lester will be opposed by Sonny Gray. Al will have more in the game post (at 2:30 p.m. 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.

And now, here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes, the only links column that really matters. 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.

“Baseball may have regained its ability to generate revenue over this last quarter-century. But you know what it has never regained? Its place in American culture. Its place in the American heart. Its place in the American soul.” — Jayson Stark.

Food for thought:

Thanks for reading.