If You’re The Cubs Backup Catcher, Don’t Rip On Jake Arrieta

This had me laughing at the office this morning, and I knew Miguel Montero wasn’t going to last on the big league roster very long after I heard what he said. If you’re 0-for-31 throwing out base stealers on the season and having a terrible year all around, it isn’t the best idea to come out to the media and blame the 2015 Cy Young winner for the seven stolen bases you allowed. I’m all-in on the “runners steal off pitchers, not catchers” saying, but there’s no way a guy…

November Baseball

What You Need To Know Going Into Game Six The conclusion of the 2016 Major League Baseball season is down to three possibilities: Cleveland in six or seven games, or Chicago in seven games. Who will be this year’s Mr. November? Here’s what we need to know before tonight’s 7 p.m. Central, Game Six matchup. Arrieta vs. Tomlin It’s hard to imagine it, but Jake Arrieta has only pitched three times this postseason. Each of them has been on the road and in a different city: San Francisco (No Decision, 2…

Circle the Bases: Three Rare Plays Happened This Week

One week, three rare plays you don’t see every day. This week had a no-hitter, a triple play and a steal of home. Lots of fun baseball being played. First Base: Arrieta No-No I guess a no-hitter isn’t really a play, but it’s a definite rarity. I already wrote a blog about this, but it had to make this story too. Arrieta has been an absolute machine lately, and I don’t know when it’s going to stop. Will he ever have a bad start again? Maybe not, who knows. He’s…

Jake Arrieta ‘felt sloppy,’ Threw No-Hitter

Forget April hockey, boys and girls, it’s baseball season and Jake Arrieta just threw a no hitter. That’s the best “sloppy” pitching performance I’ve ever seen. He should have bad warm-ups more often. I watched the entire game, and I thought he looked great through the whole thing. Sure, he walked four and only struck out six. But man I did not see a hard-hit ball all game long. This guy just doesn’t stop. He’s not 4-0 this season with a .87 ERA. The Cubs have not lost a regular…

Circle The Bases: Opening Week’s (Trevor) Story

First Base: Twins’ woes Whelp, the Twinkies are 0-6 after getting swept by the Orioles and Royals to open the 2016 season. People, let’s not panic. Everyone on Twitter already seems to have bailed on the team. Come on guys, we’re six games below .500, and we have 156 games to get back in it and have yet to play at home. All but one of the losses have been within two runs of our opponent, and we’ve only given up more than four runs once. I am a little…