Results tagged ‘ Kris Bryant ’

Spring Fever – March 26, 2015 (Cubs Lineup, Broadcast Info)

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Bright lights for the Cubs tonight as they battle the Angels on ESPN tonight, first pitch is at 6:05 PM CST.  The lineup the Cubs are trotting out tonight is worthy of the National media, and I’m sure there will be endless talk about how the Cubs are handling Kris Bryant, so tune in…  Eric Jokisch gets the ball for the Cubs, he will face off against veteran right-hander Jered Weaver, and a pretty regular season looking Angels lineup.  The Cubs made cuts earlier today, no surprises really (Almora, and Schwarber included), the roster now stands at 40.

1. Baez – 2B
2. Russell – SS
3. Bryant – LF
4. Soler – RF
5. Rizzo – 1B
6. Olt – 3B
7. Castillo – C
8. Jokisch – SP
9. Szczur – CF

Impressions?  Kris Bryant is getting his first start in LF this spring, and Joe Maddon is once again hitting the pitcher 8th, obviously something he likes to do. Also of note, Chris Denorfia is battling a hamstring issue that will most likely keep him off the opening day roster, so Matt Szczur has another great opportunity to get noticed tonight.

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E-Jax Torched, Bryant Still on Fire as Cubs Get Thrashed

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Edwin Jackson did himself no favors today as the Athletics put a hurting on the right-hander.  E-Jax gave up eight runs on nine hits in just 1.2 innings of work, his spring ERA sits at a meteoric 7.59, yuck.  The result was never really in question today with the A’s scoring ten times through three frames en route to a 14-2 victory.  How did the Cubs get their runs you ask?  Well, the usual ways.  Jorge Soler had an RBI single, and Kris Bryant increased his ridiculous home run total to nine on the spring.  Bryant did make his third error of the spring this afternoon, but no one is talking about that, except the Cubs front office (wink, wink).  Not a lot of things went well today, but one bright spot was the Cubs walked nine(!) times, sure they were 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position, but NINE WALKS.

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(Parental Advisory) Kris Bryant Homers, Again (VIDEO)

Kris Bryant, etc, etc.  Dinger number nine on the spring, it’s reaching ridiculous levels if it hasn’t already.

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Spring Fever – March 24, 2015 (Cubs Lineup, Broadcast Info)

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We are twelve short days away from real Cubs baseball, which means that important decisions are looming for this coaching staff.  Edwin Jackson figures to be involved in one of those decisions, in a good way or bad, depending on how you look at it.  Joe Maddon has talked about thinking out of the box when it comes to Jackson by possibly piggybacking Travis Wood and Jackson in the 5th spot.  I’m not a huge fan of that, but if both guys prove worthy of a roster spot then there aren’t many more options that don’t involve the Cubs eating a lot of money.  E-Jax gets the ball today for the Cubs as they take on the A’s at 3:05 PM CST, the game can be heard on cubs.com, no TV.  It’s unfortunate that the game is not on because the lineup is tasty today.

1. Fowler – CF
2. Lake – LF
3. Soler – RF
4. Rizzo – 1B
5. Bryant – 3B
6. Montero – C
7. Baez – 2B
8. Russell – SS
9. Jackson – SP

Still no Starlin Castro as he is working back from a groin issue.

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Stop Me If You Have Heard This… BRYANT BOMB NUMBER TWO! (VIDEO)

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He did it again, honestly, there are no words at this point.  Kris Bryant is 2-for-2 today with two dingers, a walk, and 5 RBI….  Unreal.

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Kris Bryant Crushes Homer off of King Felix (VIDEO)

This is beyond stupid at this point, Kris Bryant just took King Felix deep, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a performance like Bryant’s this spring.  Bryant took a 2-2 pitch over the left center field wall against arguably the best pitcher in baseball.  Video as soon as I get it.

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Another Dinger for Kris Bryant, Yawn (VIDEO)

The Cubs are also participating in a B game today, it really doesn’t count, tell that to the baseball that was just annihilated.  Thanks to Jason Witt (@JasonWitt) for getting it.

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Cubs Sluggish in 7-0 Loss to Padres

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Chalk it up to a rough afternoon after a busy weekend, the Cubs made a couple errors, and struggled at the plate throughout the loss today.  Jon Lester struggled with his command on both sides of the plate today, and made too many mistakes in the middle of the zone.  The result was a tough outing for Lester as he gave up six earned runs in just 3.1 innings of work.  The Cubs as a team were 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position, at least they had twelve chances, right?  Jorge Soler was 1-for-2 with a walk, and Kris Bryant was clearly fatigued as he could only manage a loud double off the wall in three at bats.

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Spring Fever – March 16, 2015 (Cubs Lineup, Broadcast Info)

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After a sluggish start this Spring the Cubs have turned things around going 5-2 in their last seven, and winning four straight.  Jon Lester will take the mound hoping to extend that streak this afternoon against Brandon Morrow and the Padres.  Lester has been really good so far this spring, look for 4-5 innings today based on how quickly he can mow down Padre hitters.  First pitch this afternoon is at 3:05 pM CST, the game is on MLB.tv with a subscription, and also on MLB Network.  Here is how the Cubs will lineup today, Kris Bryant is back in the lineup, so is Soler, excitement.

1. Alcantara – 3B
2. Coghlan – LF
3. Castro – SS
4. Soler – RF
5. Bryant – DH
6. Sweeney – CF
7. Castillo – C
8. Olt – 1B
9. Valaika – 2B

SP – Jon Lester

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“Fatigued” Kris Bryant Carries Cubs to Victory

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Kris Bryant was originally in the lineup today at third base before being scratched with shoulder fatigue.  I guess he felt better by the third inning as he took over for DH Anthony Rizzo and promptly destroyed two dingers.  That now gives Kris Bryant six home runs this spring, six is good.  Bryant wasn’t the only story today, Kyle Hendricks was stellar on the mound, and really couldn’t miss.  Hendricks worked five perfect innings while striking out three, he threw 54 pitches, 40 of them for strikes, tasty.  The Cubs as a staff took a perfect game into the 8th inning before the A’s were able to find the hit column, and scratch across a run.

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