In the ninth inning of an otherwise pretty blah Cubs loss, Chicago shortstop Javier Baez made a daredevil catch along the Steve Bartman wall at Wrigley Field. The out came at the cost of a Cubs fan’s beer and his previously clean sweatshirt, but it was a worthy sacrifice for an acrobatic play.
The Pirates made it seem like they had moved past Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s “illegal but not dirty” slide into catcher Elias Diaz in Monday’s game, but in the third inning last night Joe Musgrove put the beef in the microwave for about 30 seconds. The Pittsburgh pitcher slid hard into Chicago infielder Javier…
Reds reliever Amir Garrett punctuated an inning-ending strikeout of Javier Baez in the seventh inning Saturday with a triumphant shout, loud enough to be audible over the television broadcast, followed by an aggressive stare-down of his vanquished foe. Unwritten rules and athlete egos being what they are, this did not…
Sunday’s game between the Cubs and Rockies was an entertaining one, featuring some stellar defensive plays from Albert Almora, Jr. and a handful of dingers. Also, we have a middle-infielder beef!
The Cubs were meticulous in their destruction of the Pirates today, leaving Pittsburgh no hope in a bloodbath with a final score of 17-3. But before the game became a blowout, Chicago shortstop Javier Báez acted boldly to tie things up at two runs apiece in the second inning.
The Cubs scored three in the 10th to beat the Blue Jays 6-5 and sweep the series, but I am mostly just here for Javy Baez’s super-sweet slide and pop-up for the winning run:
Javier Báez showed off his range in the third inning against the Nationals tonight, leaping to snare a ball that seemingly was all but guaranteed to find the gap and become a hit. That he made it look so easy is just testament to how smooth a fielder he is:
It’s strange to see Cubs super utility man Javier Baez looking uncomfortable on the field, but that’s exactly what happened in the bottom of the third inning of last night’s game between the Cubs and Cardinals.
Puerto Rico beat the Dominican Republic 3-1 this evening in both teams’ first second-round game. Yadier Molina drove in two runs and five Puerto Rican pitchers kept the WBC’s best offense very quiet. Puerto Rico’s defense came up big all game, starting with Eddie Rosario’s rocket of a throw in the first inning.
The Cubs just needed to win a game. And so they did, shutting out the Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night to earn a trip to the World Series for the first time since 1945. That was so long ago (how long ago was it?!) that this marks their first ever NLCS win as the World War II-era pennant was a simple matter of winning one…
I watched most of Game 5 of the NLCS in a noisy bar, but it wasn’t the same experience I usually have while watching a game in public. Instead of glancing at the screen every now and then just to check the score while drinking and chatting, I found myself much more concerned with what was happening in the game than…
Javier Baez’s incredible heads-up baseball has been the biggest storyline of the Cubs’ narratively overwrought postseason. And with his team trailing 1-0 in Game 2 on Sunday night, he made a brilliant snap decision to bail them out of a two-on, one-out jam.
The Cubs continued rolling tonight in Game 1 of the NLCS as Javier Báez drove in Jason Heyward with a double and then stole home in a less-than-graceful manner. It’s 3-0, and it’s still the third inning.
The Giants finally remembered how to play offense and hit the baseball tonight, but Cubs second baseman Javy Baez is doing everything he can to shut them down. Baez only plays baseball at one million miles per hour, and he attacks approaching grounders like Jim Harbaugh attacks glasses of milk.
Without knowing it, Chicago Cubs rookie slugger Javier Baez pays homage to Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion with each swing. He takes big giant cuts and hits big giant homers. The problem is, the equal and opposite reactions to the mechanics that generate all that power render the other parts of his swing wildly…
The Cubs' 21-year-old infield superprospect did some more bad things to baseballs today in Colorado, collecting his second and third career home runs.
Javier Baez, the 21-year-old prospect that Cubs fans have been jonesing for all damn season, finally made is major-league debut last night. It took him 12 innings to record his first career hit, but it was a hit worth waiting for.