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Offline RiotAct

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #125: September 29, 2017, 02:41:07 PM »
Good move, but would you rather pitch to Zim or Lobo in clutch situations?
right now, probably Zimmerman :lol:

Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #126: September 29, 2017, 02:44:24 PM »
How do the Cubs stack their rotation?  Lester has all sorts of postseason experience, but has struggled badly this year.  Arrieta hasn't finished strong.  Quintana has been the best pitcher but isn't proven in October.  I'd guess Quintana Game 1 then Arrieta then Lester.

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #127: September 29, 2017, 03:30:47 PM »
Arietta is having a hamstring issue and might have to sit out for at least Games 1 and 2. He is missing his start Sunday.   http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-jake-arrieta-no-sunday-start-20170929-story.html

Offline Banedon

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #128: September 29, 2017, 04:21:22 PM »
How do the Cubs stack their rotation?  Lester has all sorts of postseason experience, but has struggled badly this year.  Arrieta hasn't finished strong.  Quintana has been the best pitcher but isn't proven in October.  I'd guess Quintana Game 1 then Arrieta then Lester.

Lurking Cubs fan here.  Really didn't intend to post, but this is like the third time or so I've seen the Cubs pitching staff talked about in this thread without Kyle Hendricks being mentioned.  Just seems odd.  He's been the Cubs best pitcher this year and is probably the prime candidate to start game 1.

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #129: September 29, 2017, 04:22:36 PM »
CCFF.net

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #130: September 29, 2017, 04:32:39 PM »
Lurking Cubs fan here.  Really didn't intend to post, but this is like the third time or so I've seen the Cubs pitching staff talked about in this thread without Kyle Hendricks being mentioned.  Just seems odd.  He's been the Cubs best pitcher this year and is probably the prime candidate to start game 1.

Because we haven’t spent the season watching the cubs and the talking heads on national programs don’t slurp him. I’ve only got so much bandwidth for this.
EDIT:He’s also pitched a lot less innings than last year and seems worse in every meaningful stat than last year.
So chalk it up to ignorance I guess

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #131: September 29, 2017, 05:01:26 PM »
Because we haven’t spent the season watching the cubs and the talking heads on national programs don’t slurp him. I’ve only got so much bandwidth for this.
EDIT:He’s also pitched a lot less innings than last year and seems worse in every meaningful stat than last year.
So chalk it up to ignorance I guess

He definitely started off slower, and then was out for a while with a right hand issue.

Anyway, it's like to be Hendricks then Quintana for the first 2 games.  It's a bit of a mystery after that...Lester had a down season, moreso in the 2nd half, and Arrieta's battling a hamstring injury.

I'll disappear back into the shadows now.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #132: September 29, 2017, 05:03:32 PM »
I had Lester on my fantasy squad this year. He's been maddening.

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #133: September 29, 2017, 06:11:42 PM »
Arrieta was scratched. Likely out for the NLDS

Offline Optics

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #134: September 29, 2017, 07:17:35 PM »
Get guys on base against Lester and run wild.

Offline tomterp

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #135: September 29, 2017, 08:40:51 PM »
He definitely started off slower, and then was out for a while with a right hand issue.

Anyway, it's like to be Hendricks then Quintana for the first 2 games.  It's a bit of a mystery after that...Lester had a down season, moreso in the 2nd half, and Arrieta's battling a hamstring injury.

I'll disappear back into the shadows now.

You're free to post as long as its analytical or otherwise not intended to incite.

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Offline Demafrost

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #136: September 29, 2017, 11:01:36 PM »
Arrieta was scratched. Likely out for the NLDS

Just doing some googling I don't think that's the case. He's going to throw a sim game next Wednesday and looking to start game 3 or 4

Offline varoadking

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #137: September 30, 2017, 12:19:04 AM »
Just doing some googling I don't think that's the case. He's going to throw a sim game next Wednesday and looking to start game 3 or 4

If they hold him out until Game 4, he'll miss the NLDS...  ;)

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #138: September 30, 2017, 12:44:12 AM »
Lurking Cubs fan here.  Really didn't intend to post, but this is like the third time or so I've seen the Cubs pitching staff talked about in this thread without Kyle Hendricks being mentioned.  Just seems odd.  He's been the Cubs best pitcher this year and is probably the prime candidate to start game 1.

I think everyone figured on game 4 for him. I assume CCFF.net is not talking about Roark

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #139: September 30, 2017, 07:23:52 AM »
I think everyone figured on game 4 for him. I assume CCFF.net is not talking about Roark

The difference is that Hedricks is probably their second best starter.

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #140: September 30, 2017, 10:31:20 AM »
I was at Wrigley in 2014, the year before they put in the new scoreboard. I liked the "Charm" meaning a feeling of having gone back in time; the 4 piece brass ensemble wandering the park; the Cubs fans who are good baseball folks; the Cubby Bear and all the regular sports bars which surround the stadium( the Nats have not one such place and will forever be locked in FuFu hell) even liked the fog which descended on the field for most of the Friday night game..............but having to go down into the catacombs of the stadium to use the rest room.....not so much

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #141: October 02, 2017, 02:00:37 PM »
ESPN's staff picks the Indians over the Nationals in the WS.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20835023/expert-picks-2017-mlb-postseason

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #142: October 02, 2017, 02:01:38 PM »
ESPN's staff picks the Indians over the Nationals in the WS.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20835023/expert-picks-2017-mlb-postseason

I didn't know they still had staff.

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #143: October 02, 2017, 02:05:00 PM »
I didn't know they still had staff.

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Offline spidernat

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #144: October 02, 2017, 02:28:24 PM »
ESPN's staff picks the Indians over the Nationals in the WS.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20835023/expert-picks-2017-mlb-postseason


They don't want to jinx either the red sox or the yankees in the AL and the cubs or dodgers in the NL.

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #145: October 02, 2017, 08:13:55 PM »
The mouthbreathers in jorts, backwards Fox Racing lids, and orange shirzeys killing buckets of Bud light on Eutaw street do inject some authentic kultur into the fan experience
all the regular sports bars which surround the stadium( the Nats have not one such place and will forever be locked in FuFu hell)

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #146: October 02, 2017, 10:01:51 PM »
I'm actually feeling really confident about beating the Cubs.  I'm actually thinking we sweep them.  Quality pitching shuts these guys down, just look at the 2015 NLCS against the Mets.  They could barely make contact with the ball.

So what if Scherzer isn't ready, and Tanner and Gio are like yesterday?    :shrug:

We better hit, that's what.  At least Bam Bam seemed to be getting some good wood on the ball.

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #147: October 02, 2017, 10:35:49 PM »
Start AJ Cole and put in Max in the 4th? 

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #148: October 02, 2017, 10:40:27 PM »
Save Max for game 3. If Nats are up 2-0, save him until the Nats lose.

* I don’t really believe this. But it’s an interesting strategy.

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Re: Beating the Cubs
« Reply #149: October 02, 2017, 10:45:33 PM »
Instead of a rotation, a permutation.