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Welcome to today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits collection of Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, overheated, steeped in writers’ tears, and then cold-brewed overnight for maximum flavor.

Well, Thursday’s game was no fun. I did get to listen to the great Pat Hughes but I would have preferred the TV. Friday, the much-maligned Jameson Taillon toed the rubber Friday, trying to reverse course and get our happy crew into friendly waters. His opponent was Zac Gallen, probably Arizona’s best starter.

It didn’t start out well. The leadoff man (Corbin Carroll) was on third with nobody out. But Taillon bore down and K’d the side after that. And then some. This would have been a game to see. Especially as the audio app crashes every inning or so.

Boog should listen to Pat over and over, to hear how it’s done. The Cubs are going to have to win the next two for a split.

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