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Clearly the ST No-No isn’t going to have the same effect that the last regular-season one did. The Cubs looked just fine Saturday in Sloan Park, both offensively and defensively. Good stuff. Even if the team doesn’t win, I like a well-played game.

Nico Hoerner continued to kick serious bootay, whacking a triple to left-center to open the scoring, and the Cubs’ staff continued their fine work. Jameson Taillon looked great, threw a couple of sweepers, and the rest of the pitchers dominated.

Mike Tauchman is making a serious case for himself, and he’s not the only one. The Cubs’ TOOTBLAN game is en pointe, but I’m willing to let that go, for now.

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