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Cub Tracks’ Future Shock

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The simCubs won in walk-off fashion, propelled by a clutch David Bote hit after Bote threatened a walk-off slamma jamma on the previous pitch. Kyle Schwarber walloped a two-run blast in the sixth inning, which was matched by a Joey Votto double that drove in two off of Brandon Morrow and gave Yu Darvish yet another no-decision. Yu has pitched very, very well, especially lately, but he hasn’t racked up gaudy win totals like the rest of the staff. Morrow has been very good also, but he’s not getting the numbers love, either. The Reds had a total of three hits on the day and made the most of them. Votto’s drive was on a pitch that could have credibly been called a ball, but he stroked it like he always does, into the gap for a tweener. Yu had a little walk trouble. His ball was really moving and was virtually unhittable, but occasionally evaded the strike zone entirely.

The broadcast had some hiccups and the highlights reel got eaten. Still we have the footage of Bote’s hit to love, and the game reel has the highlights:

The middle game is today, and then we have three more games with the Reds all year. Al will have more about the game in the game post at 2:30 p.m. CT, after which I’ll post the actual URL to the stream at 3 p.m. CT. Or you can catch the game at the BCB Media Center and also catch past games and game videos, if you want the full #simCubs experience.

FYI: SimGames will continue to be played according to the daily schedule and they will be posted at approximately 9 a.m. NL Central Time. We will continue coverage on these pages, with the simCubs section coming before the Food for Thought section, if and when real game threads commence.

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And now, without further ado, 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.

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