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Jose Quintana is scheduled to start today. I’d prefer John DeLancie (Q who?)

or even Ryan Yarbrough but the RealCubs™ don’t have him. Only the simCubs™ do. So ‘Q’ is gonna have to do. Jon Lester looked good, and the Cubs even swung the bats a little. Very little, but it’s a start. That eighth inning looked good. 32-22 is not so bad in this season of going where no teams have gone before.

But enough Star Dreck — 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.


The simCubs (108-49) begin the penultimate series of the year, two games against the Pittsburgh Pirates (65-91), with Kyle Hendricks (17-5, 2.69) going for his 18th against Trevor Williams (10-8, 3.56), who isn’t all that bad. The Pirates in fact are not terrible and have been around .500 since the All-Star break, after offloading a bunch of older, higher-salaried players. It’s just a two-game road tilt, and the simCub will return to Wrigley for the final weekend series against the St. Louis Cardinals, who are out of the playoffs.

Game time will be noon CT. The game between Iowa and LehIgh Valley will also be ‘televised’ at some point. All game video and related material is available commercial-free, 24/7, at the BCB Media Center.

The simCubs will have the best record in baseball. The Indians don’t have enough games left to catch them. Washington and Milwaukee are the NL Wild Card teams. There are still four teams jockeying for spots in the AL.

The Cubs are all over the leaderboards still.

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