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The skein of wins has eight knots in it now. The simCubs roll on. Yu Darvish pitched like an ace, Anthony Rizzo blasted a pair of darts. It wouldn’t upset the fabric of space and time, would it, to look for number nine in a row? I confess to being a prisoner of expectations.

Rizzo wasn’t the only Cub that had a good day. Jason Kipnis was 2 for 4, Kris Bryant barreled the ball a little, and Victor Caratini had a long rbi single. But Rizzo now has 20 homers, making him first on the team. Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber are trying to find out who is number two.

The Reds, in a attempt to confuse the Cubs or something, have changed their rotation around so that Luis Castillo faces Kyle Hendricks tomorrow, instead of Trevor Bauer. Let’s hope that backfires — Castillo is the only reason why this isn’t a fifteen-game streak. 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.

“If this was a marriage, it would be a divorce.”

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