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“I really believe in the power of 24 hours,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said after a 6-1 loss.
“You will see him all over the place and all over the map,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
After a rough ending to 2015, Hammel’s allowed just one run in 12 innings this year.
Joe Maddon’s always mixing it up, based on matchups.
Chicago improved to 7-1, its best start since 1985.
The Cubs have embraced the concept of wearing down the opponent’s pitching staff.
“Now we are in a country club,” Anthony Rizzo says.
Russell was looking for a fastball, and he got one.
Through six games, the Cubs were averaging 7.0 runs and working the count.
Chicago’s bullpen has a 1.76 ERA through six games.
Sale wasn’t at his best, but his teammates bailed him out.
Frazier came into a new clubhouse with all new teammates this spring and came out a leader six weeks later.
Schwarber suffered the injuries in a nasty outfield collision Thursday night.
“This is just a group of guys playing ball and having fun,” manager Robin Ventura says.
“I am in a better place than I was last year,” Lester says.
Zobrist brings veteran leadership and gives manager Joe Maddon late-game flexibility.
Short of winning a World Series already, Epstein has done everything Ricketts has wanted in four-plus years on the job.
Arrieta was dominant in a win, throwing seven shutout innings of two-hit ball.
“We look good on paper, but you have to go and play the games and put the work in,” Jason Heyward says.
The Cubs have a fair chance in 2016 to set a single-season franchise home run record.