Ivy’s Roundup: Fun Weekend

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What a series this was. Let me tell you that it is so much fun having a team that wins and even when they lose, it is not that bad because you know they won’t be down for long. Although the players need off days, they are very boring for Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: Fun Weekend

G-Pa Rossy Going Out in Style

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Last night was one to remember. Of course all the headlines will deservedly so be about Jake Arrieta. Last night he threw his second no hitter in his last 11 regular season starts. In fact, he is 20-1 in his last 24 starts with the lone loss coming when Cole Continue reading G-Pa Rossy Going Out in Style

Jake Arrieta finally gets his no-hitter

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On a night when the Chicago Cubs offense couldn’t muster much more than an early Kris Bryant homer, our heroes were looking for a stop to a miniature skid.  Wouldn’t you know it, Jake Arrieta‘s turn in the rotation came up and he was the stopper.  Sure, Bryant had the Continue reading Jake Arrieta finally gets his no-hitter

South Bend Cubs: Erick Leal – “yes” to the no-no but “no” to the win?

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So when is a no-hitter not a no-hitter? Tuesday evening I was looking forward to seeing Ian Happ’s home debut with the South Bend Cubs but was treated to so much more. What a bizarre game! Erick Leal was spectacular – pitching 9 full innings of no hit baseball. Unfortunately, Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Erick Leal – “yes” to the no-no but “no” to the win?

Superstitious and Cowardly Lot…

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Lost in last night’s eventual loss to the St. Louis Cardinals was how well Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester performed to keep his team in the game despite poor offense and defensive snafus.  Of course, some of us may have missed exactly HOW well that performance was: https://twitter.com/LenKasper/status/618232272127459328 Which, Continue reading Superstitious and Cowardly Lot…