Cubs Starters Fueling Bullpen Failures

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It is really easy to sit on the couch at home, watch the bullpen enter the game, squander the lead by allowing 2 or 3 runs to score, and blame the relief core for blowing the game.  Sometimes, that’s exactly how it works.  Sometimes, a starter comes out and shuts Continue reading Cubs Starters Fueling Bullpen Failures

Small Sample Size or Not, Bullpen Picks Up Where They Left off

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The Chicago Cubs have only played two games this season, but the bullpen has been very impressive in their only chances. Opening night, five relievers combined to throw 4.2 innings of two hit, shut out ball in which they struck out five and walked only two. Most impressive might be Continue reading Small Sample Size or Not, Bullpen Picks Up Where They Left off