Len & Lin: August and Everything After [Listen]"The Cubs - I think - strategically, have to stop relying on the miracle comeback when they fall behind in the late innings."
Len & Lee: Sweep Start to Second Half [Listen]"Jose Quintana's Cubs debut: 12 strikeouts, no walks, just scattered three hits over seven innings; it's kinda how you would dial it up coming out of the break."
Len & Lin: The Doctor is Out for the Cubs [Listen]"Remember how we said the thing the Cubs most needed was a series against the Cincinnati Reds and a makeup game with the Atlanta Braves? That's baseball, folks: you count on something and you're not counting on it."
Len & Lin: Jon Lester Braves Atlanta Heat [Listen]"I felt that Atlanta made a tactical error by winning the first game of the series, and just making the Chicago Cubs angry."
Len & Lin: Stuff Is Getting Real [Listen]You guys, it's August 24th and the Cubs are 20 games over .500 after sweeping their fourth 4-game set of the season. The latest victim was the Atlanta Braves, who've been reeling since the All Star break. It looked like batting practice out there for the Cubs as Kris Bryant hit two dingers, and Dexter Fowler, Schwarber, and Miggy Montero each jacked one of their own out of a wind-swept Wrigley Field. It's been a very nice home stand for the Cubs, who'll enjoy a make up game today against the Indians.
Len & Lennartz: Lester Loses Late No-Hit Bid in Atlanta [Listen]
Len & Lin: Birds of a Feather [Listen]Cubs TV play-by-play man Len Kasper welcomes Lin back from his vacation as the Cubs fall 3 out of 4 games to the St. Louis Cardinals. You gotta grudgingly respect the Cards; their ace is out for the season, they lose Pujols a few years ago and have their Hall of Fame manager retire, and yet they still win. All the time. Annoyingly. But they're a really good team with sound fundamentals. The Cubs are in second place behind them, so this rivalry is going to heat up immensely. The road to Cubs glory goes through St. Louis.